Friday, November 22, 2013

Ice balls of fire and more

I finally finished this quilt “Ice Balls of Fire”
it’s bound and ready and has a hanging sleeve on the back.
On the 1st I’ll be dropping it off at “Frank’s gallery” in Chapel hill, NC as part of the Chatham Artist Studio Tour, each artist has to drop off an item to show there and there will be a reception later.
-I feel all “fancy” being an “ARTIST” oh my Winking smile
I decided to just do an allover pointed swirl quilting design
you can see it better on the back….. This is the quilt that has been the longest on my UFO list I think, so glad it’s finally done!
Another thing I’ve been doing to get ready for the studio tour, is to go thru my quilts and make missing labels for them.
Remember my Nancy drew quilt from the sewwequilt blog hop??
I found a magnifying glass in EQ and just HAD to embroider it on a label.
My husband has also helped me, he installed high hats above my long arm machine and above my table as I only had the fan light before, it’s SO much brighter now.
The other day I had a customer come over to look at my quilts and it gave me a “dry run” on how I wanted to have the quilts displayed for the tour, I’m using every surface I can for quilts.
(I will hang a quilt on the yellow wall, I’m just too short to reach)
My customer had commissioned me to make 4 Christmas stockings.
the pattern had the fronts quilted just on batting before assembling.
Here’s a planned project
with these fabrics from connecting threads
and as usual Sonja is helping Sew much by inspecting my fabric scrapsSmile
It was also my husband’s birthday this week, I tried to make him a Danish layer cake.
Here's an update on my CONDENSED 2013 list
#1 giraffe wall hanging - still working on needle turn applique, mommy giraffe almost done – working on this one in the car line at kids schools
#2 pineapple black and blue quilt- DONE!
#7 fall leaf blocks swap- ready to quilt
#8 bubble gum quilt kit won at quilt show – ironed down border applique, top stitching slowly
#12- Hidden forest- applique- owl block done!
#15 Christmas tree skirt- DONE!
#16 hexie flowers- 47 done I think
#17 women of the bible quilt blocks- TOP DONE!
#20- roman holiday- kit
#40(Jan) Ahhhh's- TOP DONE!
#44 (April) blue yellow kaleidoscope- 6 blocks done
#58 (July) persian star FPP block swap – Blocks are all done
#65 (Sept) farm animal panel – embroidery done
#66 (Oct) Christmas Strip quilt – DONE!
#67 (Oct) Scrappy Chain quilt QAL – blocks done
#68 (Oct) 12 days of Christmas embroidery – embroidery done
#69 (Nov) – tova top blue retro birds– DONE!

This song has been stuck in my head ever since my kids showed it to me


Janet O. said...

Ice Balls of Fire is SO stunning!
Your place looks so cool with the quilts all around!
Oh, Sonja is always helpful, isn't she? Love it! : )

Saskia (knitandpatch) said...

Your Quilt is great, love the effect.

Michele said...

That quilt is really great. I'm imagining it in different colorways. And that is a lot of quilts!

Tammy said...

loved the recovered selvedge chair. And the new quilt is stunning. SO detailed.

Sheila said...

Your quilts are beautiful!
Love the youtube video clip. Thank you for sharing.

Nancy said...

Lovely work. And the studio tour will be wonderful-so much space to display.

Lori said...

your quilt is gorgeous. I love how you did the shading so it looks like a snowball in the middle. Happy birthday to hubby, don't you love how they help us with our craft? Sonja is such a cutie. LOL I can see why you have that song stuck in your head.

Quilter Kathy said...

You are an amazing artist for sure! Enjoy!
Loved the video... now it's stuck in my head too! LOL