It was Brenda's 65th birthday December 31st so I decided to make her some mugrugs. Had the embroidery patterns from Jacquelynne Steves for Cozy Afternoon Quilt (which I have not yet made, & may not…). So I used these two patterns and fabric leftover from United Stitches. Jacquelynne was also having a contest using these patterns - I entered and received 3rd place.
I've have now finished and mailed all the postcards that I was assigned for the Postmark'd Art group.
The first theme was Sunset/Sunrise
I sewed think strips of material - was a little tricky to get the oranges to sew in correctly! I only had to create and exchange 3 & they were well received!
(pictures will not upload - will try later…_
The next theme I entered was Dragonfly (my favourite theme…)
These are two of the cards I created - I did 12 - 6 for the postcard exchange and 6 to hopefully sell at the art gallery.
I thread painted the wings one afternoon - water soluble stabilizer & tulle.
Another day I finished the postcards - I sewed bullion knots for the dragonfly body and 2 green beads for the eyes. I must say they are very cute! I had to mail them using clear cello envelopes to protect the wings.
I worked on Sue Spargo's "in Full Bloom" Block of the Month quilt during 2014. I loved working with the wool and learning and stitching all those lovely embroidery stitches.
We were not allowed to show our work until this May - we had to wait until Sue put the quilt package up for sale on her website.
Below is the drawing that we were given at the beginning of January 2014 - I have not finished the top quilting yet, but I have inserted the final top before quilting. I have also put each of the months blocks as I finished them. I think I may have to find a long arm quilter to quilt the top - I hate to do it, but I do not want to ruin my hundreds of hours of work!
I really enjoyed this BOM and I am now working on the 2015 BOM.
Finished this Hearts & Stars quilt in January. It was a Craftsy course by Anne Petersen called Continuous Line Quilting. I had gotten the course and material in 2014 and finally got around to getting it done.
The materials was Kaffe Fassett Shot Cotton - different and I used various variegated threads on the front to complete the free motion quilting and just one variegated thread on the back.