Sunday, February 26, 2012

a lovely heap....and a finish

I have several quilts going right now. I am enjoying the stage each one is in. Gives me something to do, no matter what mood I am in.

First up is "Gypsy Dream". This is to be our summer quilt, so it is on its way to a "king-size". Made from 2 FQ stacks, Kaffe Fasset and Brandon Mably, along with a Laura Gunn off-white print. Currently 90" square, I need to add borders to increase the size. I am in the process of designing my borders before I complete this.

Next is a commissioned t-shirt quilt. I have cut and fused all the shirts, now I need to do my sashing before assembling.

I started this last night! "Pave the Way" by my friend Karen Gray made from a Fat Eighth sampler of Amy Butler's "Lark". I am amazed at how quickly this is going together.

This has been a week of recalibrating since the passing of my beloved mother-in-law. Early in the week was horrible, then mid-week, I finally slept all night and had some small "cries" each day, Friday was good. My husband is also sleeping a bit better so we are working on processing this grief. 

I quilted each night, and finished this, I call her "VooDoo":
72" square, the batiks are all scraps from previous quilts. The pattern is my own. The dark gray is "Manatee" a Free Spirit solid, the light gray is Kona "Ash".

Free-motion quilted with YLI Variations, a variegated tri-lobal polyester. The pictures do not show the luster of this yarn! I love it and will be buying additional colors.


Colleen said...

You amaze me! Still praying for you and your family.

Sandra Kaye said...

Wonderful Show and tell...I love to see your work!! Hugs

Laura said...

You spend more time quilting and sewing than I do! Love the Pave the Way quilt, was it really that quick to make up???

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Your quilts/crafts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
Hugs, Ulla (from Finland)

sarah said...

the pave the way looks great with the lark. especially on white.

and you know i love the grays in the voodoo quilt. and the rainbow-y quilting!

thanks again for all of your help yesterday. :)

Paige said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mother in law.

Your quilts look fantastic. I have several things "in the works" right now too!