This is the finished quilt. It is a famous bridge that the client loved and wanted to have a quilt to remember it. It was a challenge, but I like challenges. Customer loved it and I will get a better picture of it when it is shown at her quilt show which is Feb 16-17, 2019 with the South Bay Quilters Guild at the Torrance Culteral Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive,
This is what I was given. It is a fairly small wall quilt. The background is a watercolor style made up of 1” or 1 1/2” squares.
Here is my newest quilt. Here she is hanging at Road to California quilt show in the special exhibit put together by SCCQG. So not in the judged show, but still there to be seen by many. I say her on Friday and I guess you can say I am the mystery quilter as my nameplacard and info about the quilt was nowhere to be found. Hopefully they were able to put it on for the final days. I do have my label on the back though, but sad to say it was not displayed in a very good area, so I was kind of disappointed. But at least it did have a light for it. Other quilts were not so lucky.
Here are some pictures as I came up with this quilt design. Actually started with it on the Dream big panel.
Liked her on the supernova panel better. The girl is from Tula Pink’s De La Luna fabric line.
But decided I liked her with the scrolls around her.
And here are some of the threads I choose.
I Starte don’t with the metallic spiderweb and added the feathers using Patsy Thompson’s hyperquilting.
And here she is finished. I added some crystals to highlight areas, but unfortunately they don’t photograph well.
My final touch was a black widow spider hanging by a silver thread. We’ll see if she survives the weekend. She will be displayed at The Sewing Escape, 7713 Garden Grove Blvd, Garden Grove, CA until her next show, which will be April 13 and 14 at the Quilters by the Sea Quilt Show at the EXPO Arts Center in Long Beach. You can purchase advance tickets for $8 until March 14th, contact me or go to our website at Quiltersbythesea.com.
Here is the picture I used for my quilt, I took his painting and made it square using Procreate on my iPad.
This was the first picture when I had the background put together and added the stars and started to do the quilting (picture was taken June 16). The kits came with the 3 blues in the background and a black. I could only use Cherrywood fabrics. As luck would have it I went to a guild quilt show June 9th while visiting my daughter and found a grab bag of Cherrywood fabrics. I choose one that had the most yellows since that is what I was missing for the stars and moon. I wasn’t very impressed with my decisions and even contemplated starting over or at least redoing part of it.
But I persevered and kept at it. It looked better the more quilting I added and with the buildings.
I liked it much better when I did the cypress tree (couched it on with my Tiara II and the couching foot). I looked at many a store for the perfect yarn. Still felt it needed more. I had some beads from another project and went shopping for more.
Here is how the beading started.
Now it was really starting to look good. Here are some close-ups after it was finished.
I used fusible web to attach the buildings and then used invisible thread to stick around them. Also added details to the building with a Micron pen.
And the final product. Which I needed to send photos in by August 1st with a measuring tape to prove it was 20″. I love how the variegated thread added texture and movement to the quilt.
This is what the back looks like. Oh, I also added some glow in the dark thread to some of the stars and swirl. The yellow is a fluorescent yellow thread not the glow in the dark one.
If you want to follow the quilts and where they are going, here is the link.
Where it will be traveling.
I hope you get the chance to make it to one of the exhibits and see all 120 quilts. They have another 80 that are in the Dutch Gallery which will be going to other venues.
Client wanted a sunflower on this watercolor quilt she had finished a while ago.
Here is a twister heart quilt for a client. Had fun quilting it with swirls and hearts with a ribbon curls border. Don’t think I’ll ever do a twister quilt, just does not inspire me.
Our son brought home a kitten he found on the streets. She didn’t have a collar and wasn’t chipped. His girlfriend is allergic so we took her in. She reminded me of my favorite Starbucks drink (Double chocolate chip crime frapachino), but that was too long of a name. Called her Toasted Marshmellow for a week or so, Marshmellow for short, but still seemed too long. Settled on Misty (although when she is being mean and playing with my feet at 4 in the morning I slip and call her Miriam-our last cat).
Got her spayed and she did not like the cone.
Researched and found a tutorial to make her a t-shirt to wear instead.
1st prototype was too tight and she just payed down (or maybe it was too strange and she just didn’t know what to do). Quickly made her another one that she was able to move in.
Didn’t like it too much, but tolerated it. I had to make a few so that we could change her if it got dirty (which it did). Now she is all healed and no longer need to wear the shirt.
Wonder how long it will be before her fur grows so we will no longer see her pink belly. She loves the freedom though. She loves to help me inspect the quilts when they are done (and loves to try to help me quilt them. )