From top to bottom- 1. First quilt 2. Zig Zag quilt 3. Millefiori quilt 4. Stripe pieced top
Every May, I get the urge to make as much as possible. I think it has something to do with the Academic calendar. I finish school and get crafty. I made my first quilt in 2005. I followed the directions I found online. I also decided to hand-quilt it as well. However, hand-quilting is slow and not as visual impactful for the effort. In 2006, I made 2 quilts- one for my godson and the zig zag quilt. In 2007, I got very ambitious and decided to make a queen size quilt. Looking over my collection of vintage fabric, I focused on the florals. The title of my quilt is Millefiori ( a milllion flowers in my pathetic Italian). I loved the overall unity of the fabric choices. So this year, I keep the theme tight- Stripes. This was a quick quilt- big blocks, simple designs. I just need to find a quilt shop to get it machine quilted. No more needle and thread for me!
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
I am still plugging away at this painting. It think it might get done this month which is so exciting!
Some of you might notice the floating painting brushes... I tend to flip my paintings around. Some of the really detailed stuff is easier to see upside down- if it easier to see it is easier to paint. I also like to sit on the floor and work. I move the painting to a comfortable position and away I go. The digital camera is great. I can take a picture and see what it looks like right- side up. I can also see what parts are not working. For instance the platter is not round and the top of the plate needs work.