Friday, December 26, 2014

Tula Pink Quilt Finished...

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.  

Monday, April 7, 2014

Amanda Lawford Needlepoint Pillow Finished...

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 Broken Star Double-Sided Quilt...

"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 Quilt Completed...

"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

Ribbon Quilt

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" quilt completed...

"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.