Sunday, November 1, 2015

New acquisition to my collection

Every year there are several hand appliqued wall hangings that come from Gloria Kugler of Colorado Springs, CO.  They are often for sale in the Small Quilt Auction.  
This is one of Gloria's pieces, but it was made for the 2015 Challenge so it doesn't look like her usual traditional work, it is hand appliqued and hand quilted, extensively.  It's been hanging at the Minneapolis Hennepin County Library in the Cargill Room and now it's mine.
Gloria Kugler, Colorado Springs, CO.  "Dahlia" Redesign Sunflower pattern from Mosaic Applique Book by Lorraine Carthew.
Close up of the dense 'echo' hand quilting compared to 1 inch.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015

Quilter's hands

Not so many photos this time, I forgot the camera and my phone just isn't fast enough for quilter's quick moving hands!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Almond Joy hanging at the Textile Center of Minnesota

Almond Joy, Because Sometime You Feel Like A Nut is hanging at the Textile Center with the Scrap Quilt Challenge from the MQ Quilt Show & Conference in Duluth MN.
I sure get a lot of compliments, including "OMG"!
I also had another wall hanging sell, but I don't think I kept the picture of it.  It was kids shirt fronts for MCQ's Inside, Outside, Upside Down.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The last Yo-Yo circle to sew, after 20+ years.

The last circle of fabric for the yo-yo's I've been working on for a couple decades now.
And below is the table-ful of them ready to be strung as tree garland; all 2,590 of them?

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Washable markers for quilt marking?

If they're supposed to come off of hands, clothing and walls, they might work, right?
I colored a large circle of each color and just washed and dried it.  Every bit of marker is gone.
I'm going to recolor them, and then iron it and re-wash to see if I get the same results.

Update: Here are the results after using the markers in each color to make a 1/2" dot, and then I ironed it good and hot!  I also bought the Fabric fine line markers (permanent) and tested all those colors on the right.  "Fine line" means 1/8" wide. This little scrap of fabric has been through the washer and dryer and again, all of the markings came out.  Next time I need to mark a quilt for something I'm using the washable markers.