I made this quilt for my sis-in-law for Christmas this year. It went together relatively quickly and was really a lot of fun to quilt. I did horizontal feathers on the background and floraly feathers that radiated out from the center. The pattern is called Moxie and was designed by Tula Pink. If I'm being honest I feel the pattern grossly overstates that amount of fabric needed so make sure to print out your templates and look at the quantity needed before you go shopping. I used a variety of fabrics including Cotton & Steel, Phillip Jacobs, Tula Pink, and Kaffe Fassett.
Friday, December 26, 2014
Monday, April 7, 2014
Floral hand-painted canvas from Amanda Lawford. Stitched and finished by Summer Truswell. November 2013-March 2014.
I Love this graphic woven fabric.
Silk, rayon, wool, & cotton fibers on cotton canvas. Glass beads.
Friday, March 28, 2014
"Fire & Ice"
This broken star pattern is by Cheryl Malkowski. It is from her "Blocks to Diamonds" book. I used batiks for the star pieces on the front and the black is from Faye Burgos.
I did the quilting on this quilt. It measures 71" square.
I have a lot of scraps in these colors, so I put them together to make the back! The zig-zaggy parts were leftover from the edge on the Zig Zag Quilt. Took me two years to use them!
"Bali Wedding Star"
pattern is by Judy Niemeyer. I picked the colors myself - I'm really pleased with how it turned out. The double wedding ring (not this pattern) was the very first quilt I ever attempted and I never finished that first quilt. I actually ended up throwing it away! So I'm happy to have crossed a Wedding Ring quilt off my bucket list.
In continuing my theme of photographing my quilts at my favorite places, here is the quilt at the Everett Arboretum. It's a lovely garden in North Everett close to Jetty Island.
The rings are batik fabric and the black is my favorite black from Faye Burgos that I also used in Lollypop Trees. I did do the quilting myself.
Also sharing, because I think people might get a kick out of it, that this is how I photograph my quilts. I have no walls big enough to do it inside. It measures 83" x 85".
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Lindsey and I holding up the quilt that I made using all of Lindsey’s swimming ribbons. Lindsey formerly swam for Lake Stevens Swim Club (PNS) and is now an Age Group Coach for Gold’s Aquatics Club (PNS). I ama parent to three children on Gold’s and also a USA Swimming Official Starter. I love my kids' coaches!
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
"Don't Touch the Coral; it's Sharp!"
I made this quilt in January 2014. It is 100 cm x 40 cm. The background fabric is folded and stitched; a technique I really like to give dimension and movement. The coral is all hand-beaded (and took about 30 hours) and the applique on the fish and sea urchins is hand-worked.
Batik cotton fabric, cotton batting, glass beads. Original design by Summer Truswell.