Sunday, April 20, 2008

Small Purse & Making Progress on Lily

I made this little neck-purse/needle case as a gift for my quilt guild to give to Marcy Tilton when she come here in May. It is wool on the inside & velvet on the outside, & the front cover is Angelina Fibers under black lace, with a little ribbon accent.
I also used one glass bead, & a fabric bead that I made from the wool & Angelina. I was pleased with how it turned out.
On Lily today, I have another comfort quilt. This one has some big spaces for nice quilting. I was a little nervous about trying it so soon, (this is quilt #5 on Lily), but I dived right in & decided I had to just go for it. My first feather wasn't as smooth as I'd like, but not too terrible for a beginner.
By the time I had done the 2 short ends, & turned the quilt sideways, so I could work the long sides, my feathers are looking a little better. Not prize worthy yet, but I'm making progress!

7 comments:

Vicki W said...

Good for you jumping right into feathers! I delayed and delayed and for no good reason because you don't learn them if you don't try them.

Melodie said...

I love the sparkle under the lace!
Is the frame difficult or time consuming to mount the quilts?

Jeri said...

the purse is so cute! and I am SOOO impressed with your quilting! You're doing a wonderful job! I agree with Vicki about the feathers, just jump in and do it!

jackie said...

The purse looks very sophisticated.
Thanks for your comment - I don't know about earth day, but I am a bit fed up with all the samples of brown material hanging in my work room.

Anonymous said...

I am SO impressed!
You really are doing fabulous.
Megan

Allison Ann Aller said...

That purse is a little treasure. What a fine gift for your visiting teacher, Deb.

Rian said...

Oh look at you go! Doing big feathers already! Why am I not surprised...

The little black bag is STUNNING.