Wednesday, May 28, 2008

May- a month for quilting

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!

Ta Da!

Lemon LeMonde is finished! On to the next painting.....

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Lemon LeMonde Part 2

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.

Stay tuned....