this is Quilting Gemini- Vanessa!
I became friends with her on this yahoo group I'm part of with owners of voyager/ hinterberg machines and frames.
Vanessa has some GREAT tutorials on her blog.
( and I was JUST thinking about making these postcards the other day for a craft show I'm attending this weekend) AND I have a friend coming over today with her daughter to play and I taught her to quilt too so us mommiues are having a playdate as well :-)
this one I can't remember why or what inspired me to do this one, maybe just the fact that it's on point.
This black and white one was actually for a b/w swap I was part of and I just used the block I made to show a layout.
Here's another version
below is my block! do you see my "mistake" ? I kept them like this though.
Now I can't find a picture of the finished quilt I made with the blocks, but I ended up making a red sashing and it looked GREAT!! I will have to show that later
Okay, here I have another old layout, with EQ6 I bought a kaleidoscope CD and here I used one of them.
well guess what?!
I made it into a quilt!
here's a pic of the very first paper pieced kaleidoscope I made, I had never done anything paper pieced up until then.
below is a flower layout, which I have made into a TOP, it's sitting on my shelf with the paper still behind each block, what a pain to take that off! I don't have a border on it, and I changed the colors around and made it sort of scrappy
Now forget it I'm not making this layout anytime soon, but it's fun to look at.
and this one is another hard one
This is something different, same fabrics as that basket one above.... hmm
Ha, when pigs fly! I made this into a quilt as well.
I quilted little wings on the pigs because it made me think of WHEN PIGS FLY!
also the skinny pink border I quilted circles, so don't THROW PEARLS before SWINE.
a fun purple boxy layout
think this layout was from a magazine or someplace else, not my design
this layout is just fun and bright I made this into a quilt out of batiks that I really like and my husband did too, so I had to give it to him, okay so I have given him a quilt not TOO long ago.. LOL
the last few days I was looking at my old templates and books and found one of my favorite templates, SMART plate quilting by sharon sebrow...
I remember seing this book and tool somewhere and then found a website and had to call a quilt store in NY somewhere, when I called there it was the author that answered the phone, I was so excited!! we talked a little bit and I ordered my book and template and she even signed the pattern that came with the template!
This is not one of her layouts, just me playing in EQ but totally inspired by her
another kaleidoscope layout in pink and another below in blue
and yellow and blue ( I made these a while ago, I really like to play with the colors!)
here's a different variation with sashing strips
So here's a copy sort of, of this CUTE layout from the "Kaleidoscope the smart way" book
again I'm playing with the colors
These are some fabrics from fabric.com I think
a cute nursery print
fabrics from connectingthreads.com DID you know that you can download their fabric lines into EQ? easily I mean, they have links to the whole line on their website.
can't remember where this brown fabric is from
another connecting threads fabric line
Here's a picture of a REAL quilt I've made with this layout!!
I gave it to a girl from heartland hospice where i ONCE in a while donate a quilt to, anyways she was my trainer and she then became pregnant with a girl, so I made this quilt for her.
There were two girls/ ladies that I work with at hospice and now the second one is pregnant too!!
well..... can't say anymore
this is a frog quilt I made with the same layout.
the frog fabric I actually scanned and printed out a large frog and hand appliqued a frog in the corner, trapunto style sort of- don't think I added more batting under it, just didn't quilt over it.