After a day with temperature in the high 90’s, a cold front came marching in with magnificent dark clouds. Take a look:
Month: May 2012
It's finished! What fun this quilt was! Take a look and see what you think : )
My favorite parts are the painted clematis and the quilting. I used a heat sensitive pen to sketch out the clematis across the purple and white blocks to use as a guide for the quilting on the side panels.
I'm ready to start the next one! You can find this quilt later this morning at my SibStudioSewing shop at Etsy
I rarely used a pattern when creating a quilt. I usually have an imagine in mind and the trick is figure out how to make the imagine a reality. If I am designing something way out of the box, I use the tracing paper sheets taped together to draw out the actual quilt and proceed to make the pattern pieces. In the case of this quilt, graph paper worked just fine to draw out my design.
The little notebook on the right has the quilt idea that I am working on. I sketch out sewing ideas the same way I do for painting ideas. The graph paper has the nuts & bolts measurements and design for this quilt.
I wanted the quilt to be a vertical rectangle with a center panel of painted flowers. The sides will be narrow strips that picked up the colors of the flowers. The main color will be white to give the over all quilt a fresh, bright, contemporary look. I have finished the center strip of painted flowers.
I used photos of clematis taken in the yard as my reference. Stay tuned to see the finished quilt – it is almost finished!
New painted and quilted tote up on my SibStudioSewing shop. The pastel fabric, with it's stripes of pink, rose, cream and sage green, reminded me of a rose bush in the back yard. I painted simple wild roses along the top with acrylic fabric paints in the same colors as the stripes on the top cream band.
I love how the quilting around the roses made the roses really pop. After sewing and quilting, I added a little line of leaves and vines about 2/3 down the tote. Inside is a cream and little pink roses fabric and lots of pockets. This was a really fun tote bag to make and is truly one of a kind.. You can find this tote and more at my sewing shop.