Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Flower Power



I love this orange flowered batik. I used Dragon Lady's Florentine pattern for the blocks. But I added the colorful sashing.
The quilting was done with
-- Hartley Fence in the blocks
-- Cornerstone flowers I learned in Pam Clarke's class
-- The prickly-pod looking things I learned in a Nichole Webb class.

-- I used a Jody Beamish panto named Starburst on the borders.
I plan to bind it in blue.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Florentine Fantasy


I bought the Florentine Fantasy pattern several months ago. It is a DragonLadyQuilt; it calls for fabric with an 18-inch repeat. The only one I could find was this blue with metallic gold. The fabric is not my style but I really wanted to try the pattern.
It was a fancy stack and whack. Maybe I can find a nice floral. I used the Dervish template for the Hartley Fence to quilt the center of each block. I used Norma Sharp's Chantilly Lace pattern for the border. I really like the way the borders and corners turned out. I'll have to use that one again. Since the front is so busy, you can see the quilting on the back.
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My life has changed in the last couple of years - some bumps, I retired from quilting, and then I moved to Texas. I'm anxious to see what new adventures await me in the next phase of my life.

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I started quilting when a quilt shop opened in our little town in January 2004. I have been hooked ever since.

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  • The Help (Kindle)
  • The Appeal by John Grisham
  • Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (again) by Harper Lee
  • Bleachers by John Grisham

This is called Fruit Cocktail

This is called Fruit Cocktail
It is all batiks