Cherrywood Van Gogh quilt

Here is the picture I used for my quilt, I took his painting and made it square using Procreate on my iPad.

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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.

2nd stage

But I persevered and kept at it. It looked better the more quilting I added and with the buildings.

progressquilting

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.

before beading

Here is how the beading started.

Bead1

Bead2

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Now it was really starting to look good.  Here are some close-ups after it was finished.

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closeup2Turbulence in Thread and Beads detil 2

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.

cypress

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.

Tubulence in Thread and Beads

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.

Version 2

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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.

 

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Working on my bunny quilt

Working on the bunnies I bought at a quilt show last year.  

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Opportunity quilt for Los Angeles County Quilters Guild

I had the privilege of quilting the quilt for my guild this year.  Such a nice quilt.  Had 3D flowers along the borders and they wanted some fun things quilted on it.  Quilted bees, butterflies, dragonflies, hummingbirds and caterpillars. Don’t know if they’ll show up much in the pictures.  You can email me sandycarreonquilting@gmail.com if you’d like to buy tickets for the quilt.  $1 for 1 or 6 for $5.  Drawing will be April 28, 2018 at 3PM. 


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Client sunflower watercolor quilt.

Client wanted a sunflower on this watercolor quilt she had finished a while ago.

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Lone Star Quilt

Here is a lone star quilt I quilted for a client.  


Here are some ideas I had for doing the corners.  Client wanted some sort of feather in them.  

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Twister heart quilt

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.  

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My new helper

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. )

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Leaf table runner

Just a row of leafs.  Quilted a different filler around each one.  

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Customer Row by Row Quilt

Fun quilt with a few challenges.  Like how it turned out.

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Customer quilt with special border quilting

Had a great time with this one.  Loved her appliqué in the border and wanted to do something special.  Extended the pattern out into the border, really love how it turned out.

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