Posts Tagged ‘thread painting’

Quilting Gallery had an Artist Trading Card Swap offered in May 2012. It really intrigued me to make a 2.5″ x 3.5″ trading card! We just submitted our name to Michele at Quilting Gallery and she set up the swap and sent us our swap partner. I was to send my ATC’s to The Quilt Rat in Canada, and someone unknown to me was to send me their ATC’s. I decided that I would be involved internationally with this swap too.. there are people from all around the world that entered into this Swap. Read the rest here -→

Last year I participated in a Mug Rug Swap at Quilting Gallery.  This swap was sooo much fun, I was assigned a person who had given me their preferences (Americana) and I was to make two mug rugs and send them to her!  She didn’t know who she was getting mug rugs from, and I also received two mug rugs from an anonymous person.   Once I received my mug rugs, I was so excited and I still use them today! Quilting Gallery has a new Swap taking place now.  It’s called an ATC Swap, ATC stands for Artist Trading Card, and they are 2.5″ x 3.5″!  This will be such a fun challenge again on such a small format, and to look at the tutorials of people who have already made some, it looks like such a fun challenge. Read the rest here -→

Final Baltimore quilt finished

The Mary Werner-Stone Baltimore Quilt that have I have been working on is finally totally complete.  I became stuck on what to quilt in the border, but when I was browsing some of Karen Machetti’s (Creative Longarm Quilter).. I saw a bamboo pattern she made in an Asian quilt for a customer and love it.  I also have bamboo hard wood floors throughout my house, so I had great inspiration and reference! I machine quilted this on my Janome Horizon machine.. I probably have at least 10 hours in the machine quilting over the course of a few weeks.  The machine quilting was probably the most fun I had on this quilt, trying to come up with a pattern for each individual block was very challenging. Read the rest here -→

Recently I came across this free Not-So-Big Messenger Tote tutorial over at SewSweetness.com and thought it would be a great little tote to try out with the faux leather I had purchased a couple of months ago.  I also had the Alexander Henry Contigo fabric that I have been dying to use too! Her tutorial is very easy to read and understand and she links over to a site that shows you how to put a zippered pocket in too.  I used a thicker fusible interfacing and attached it to the AH Contigo fabric and then used metallic, glitter and decorative threads to give the print some sparkle along with some outline and definition.  The thicker interfacing acted like batting and helped give it that quilted look.   I fussy cut two different scenes from the fabric and still have quite a bit of fabric left!  I used fabric from my stash for the inside of the bag. Read the rest here -→

At the TRR Guild meeting for December, our program was a mug rug exchange and cookie exchange.  Each of us that participated drew a name and were asked to make two mug rugs for the person whom we drew.  I drew Judy J.’s name and made the following two mug rugs for Judy.. her only specifications on her card was “Surprise Me”.  My inspiration was a hand quilted circular earth quilt I saw in Quilting Arts magazine.. and away I went with my idea.

 

 

 

 

 

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