Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Quilt- purse & Autumn Bits

I've been busy working & quilting. I have 3 borders left to quilt on Tracy's quilt, which I will post when I've finished. Below is the "Cool Cat" card I made for my DGD Darian. She turned 17 yesterday.  I can hardly believe she's so old!

I taught my Basic Threadplay class on the 8th. This coming weekend I have Advanced Threadplay & Free Motion Machine Quilting to teach on Saturday & Sunday.

I always enjoy sharing the fun of free-motion with my students.
Today I made a small purse for the ALCQ to give to Kathy Kansier when she comes this weekend. It started with an experiment with a bit of gold polyester fabric. I tried to see if I could dye it. I couldn't. It didn't take any bit of the dye, but it did hold the shape of the rocks when I tried the pole wrap with rocks. I used it for the front flap, & added burned silk for leaves. I'm pretty happy with the final results.

Autumn being my favorite season, I enjoyed making my pumpkin soup for my DH & 2 of his fellow RT's  who came over on Sunday. It was a farewell dinner for James, who is a traveler that Warren has worked with once before. James was brought up to Alaska this time, to work while Warren was off for his knee surgery.

For dessert, I made another Esspresso Cheesecake. This one cracked a bit on top, so it got a heavier coating of coffee frosting than the last one. (Not an all bad thing).


Michelle Auer said...

I must be hungry because that food just made my tummy grumble! Haha!
Her card is sooo cute! Can't wait to see it in person. I am having trouble with the fact she is 17 as well. I'm not ready for this to be the last year of childhood!

Deb Levy said...

Love the cool cat card Deb; and that purse is just gorgeous with the rich color and all that texture!

The food looks amazing too!!!

Steph said...

Love the cat Deb that is too cool! all that food looked amazing.

Delighted Hands said...

Stunning purse and a very welcoming home you have created-beautiful!

rvquilter said...

Love the cool cat...and the bag:)
did I miss the recipe for the
dessert? I'm drooling.

Marsel said...

That purse is gorgeous! (...and the cheesecake is still calling my name!) :)

Frozenstamper said...

Look at you - A Card Artist as well! And you love amazing food, as well! Beautiful projects, Deb.

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

The purse is wonderful, the colors, texture, burnt leaves, it has it all, one of my favorites! I love your pumpkin bowl, the picture is beautiful, it should be in a magazine.
The cat card is too fun.