Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Busy-Busy

It's not that I've had nothing to blog about, I've just been BUSY! Busy with the business of quilting. I was overstaffed the last 3 days I was scheduled to work at the hospital, but I've been working every day on customer quilts. I turned 3 quilts over to Margery Waggood on Sunday. They all turned out well, & she was very happy.
Last Thursday my Calendar Girld group met at Margaret Gingerich's. Here she is showing a piece she did in a class recently.
She wasn't quite happy with it. We discussed it, & thought maybe a bit of green in the upper left corner might make it better balanced, so she thought she might have some beads that would work.
She also did this , inspired by a photo she took of some lichen.
Her husband Nelson, took a class on inlaying in wood. This was his piece.
It was so light & smoothe. It was amazing.
Friday I had Kate & Boots, 2 of my Embellishment students over for a catch -up class. We squeezed into my studio & played for a few hours.
Boots used all sorts of techniques she had never tried before. We all had a lot of fun.
I did another book cover collage, layering it togehter for my demo, then quilted it later.
It's from my own hand painted fabrics.
I did a lot of heavy quilting on it. Minuscule feathers around the edge are less than an inch wide.


I also finished quilting my friend Kate Gardner-Chandler's yellow-black & white quilt. My eyes felt strained after quilting white on all that yellow. I had trouble seeing what I was doing.
I practiced my feathers a lot on this quilt, & I see a big improvement.
I have to say thanks Deb G. for recommending Kim Brunner's DVD. It worked! I really thought I knew what I was doing, then I watched her DVD & learned a lot in the first 10 minutes! I was amazed.

5 comments:

Deb Geyer said...

I like doing teeny tiny feathers too! What fun!

I'm glad that the DVD helped you! I see an improvement too! That is exciting!

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

No one does feather better!

Delighted Hands said...

What fun busies you have had! Love the results of your labors!

Steph said...

Wow you really have been busy. I have been busy being bored, I do believe a trip to the bookstore is needed.

great feathers!

Allison Ann Aller said...

Your quilting really is beautiful...