Sunday, February 28, 2021

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Baltimore Fox project 1

Original floral design

Watercolor version of floral design.

Close-up of thread sketching on fox, appliquik turned, machine appliqued.
Nose,eye and whiskers hand embroidered

My current project is a fox with floral laurel wreath. 
I downloaded the fox applique from Raggedy Ruff who specializes
in raw edge applique.
I did my normal appliquik turned under edges with machine applique.
On the quilted floral wreaths I will carefully use
watercolor with textile medium for the backgrounds
and inktense pencils for shading. 
I will outline the quilting lines with micron and arteza ink pens
to achieve a line and wash effect.
Fingers crossed for minimal bleeding.



Monday, September 21, 2020

Photos for Cocheco Virtual Quilt Show 2020

                    Rainbow challenge quilt for LLQG. Designed, pieced,                                                    machine appliqued and quilted by me.


Red and White challenge for Cocheco Quilters. 
Hand embroidered, machine applique and FMQ.
Designed by me.

Center applique is an Amanda Murphy design. 
Heart and medallion quilting motifs are my FMQ designs.


Finished appliqued and quilted table topper.

Line and wash drawing designed for quilting motif
Finished table topper with lots of
FMQ and some ruler work.
The center applique is a design by Amanda Murphy.
The quilting is designed by me and quilted on my Janome Horizon.


Sunday, March 29, 2020

applique table topper and red & white challenge

Amanda Murphy applique design. 
I think I'll add this to quilted mandalas
to make a table topper. 

This year Cocheco Quilters Guild is celebrating
40 years. I designed this panel for the Red and White Challenge.
Ready for quilting.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Line and wash drawing of our log cabin

Here's a drawing of the log cabin we built in 2003.
The medium is pen, dye-na-flow ink and watercolor.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Spring 2020 projects: Cocheco Red and White, Fun with Line and Wash drawing, LLQG Rainbow

I love working on two or three projects at a time.
Here's the best fun: Draw the design, applique and embellish, then Quilt. 
This wall hanging is almost ready for the quilting. 

Draw the design, Paint on watercolor paper using permanent black ink lines and
Dye-Na-Flow ink. Finally, I tried it on fabric, carefully trying to stay in the lines and FMQ.
This 9X9 cutie is hanging in my hutch cubby.
Rainbow quilt challenge for LLQG . This one will go to David's House.