Monday, July 23, 2012

July 2012

  HH Here is an Eye Spy D9P quilt that I made for Oliver's birthday next month.  I am hoping that he enjoys looking at all the different animals, characters and objects.  I had one block of minky to add to the mix.
 Oliver turns four next month and is holding his own as far as the Alexander's Disease is concerned.  No seizures for a while.  He does have balance issues, so he is not real steady on his feet.

Elijah and Madison wanted to get in on the pictures with Gobi.  Gobi was posing better than the kids!
Here are Madison and Gobi with her birthday quilt.  She will be turning three next month.  I used It's a Hoot fabric and tried to copy Sue Dario's version.  I would have loved to copy her quilting too, but my skill sets are no where close.

Finally, Oliver's bag for his birthday.  He loves to get into my purse and explore all the pockets.  I used the same pattern for his tote bag and put in a wallet I made, eye glasses case and some keys. He can add his toys and carry them with him wherever he goes.

Monday, July 2, 2012

June 2012

I made a Carpenter's Star so I could participate in Judy Laquidara's feather tutorial.  I learned a lot, but I still have a lot to learn.  I appreciate even more the beautiful feathers and quilting others do.  My batting was too thick and  caused problems with my thread breaking and the quilt bunching.  Next time much thinner batting.  Here is my inspiration quilt for my colors.

I have trouble seeing.  I think my frame should be higher, but then that may cause problems with pantos.  I probably will be doing more pantos than free hand, so I am going to let things be.  That is unless I find information on how to improve my situation!

 Here is my Carpenter's Star on the frame, the next quilt in line is on the side of the frame and then the kaleidoscope quilt is on the design wall.  I am almost finished with the second quilt and hope to get the kaleidoscope on the frame tonight.  I am still toying with the idea of doing some freehand on it.  I just don't have enough confidence to just do it.  Maybe I will put a quilt on the frame that is waiting in my basket of UFO's and practice on it before trying the kaleidoscope.  I fell in love with Sue Dario's kaledoscope.  I cannot even dream of quilting like she does, but I could try something simple.

Some flowers from my garden: