Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Busy Busy

Here are several things I've been working on.  First is a quilt that I actually pieced quite some time ago and it's been sitting on the "to finish" pile for what seems like forever.  I finally got it quilted and completed.

Wonky Stars
53" x 51"

I quilted the blocks (white areas only) in a somewhat small meandering design and for the border area I repeated the meandering in a slightly larger scale.  I quilted the border first in white and then followed the white with a colorful variegated thread, creating a ribbon effect.  At first I wasn't sure how I wanted to quilt the border, but after getting some suggestions from Facebook friends, I knew what I would do.

Wonky Stars detail

Last Saturday I taught a class at my local quilt shop.  We made hearts, like this one.  Everyone enjoyed the technique.

Here are some more mini art illustrations I made with colored pencil/pen & ink.  

The mini art illustrations and the red heart quilt are for sale in my Etsy shop.