Today the temp is 83 degrees and it's only April,19. It's hot out here so what the heck is July and August going to be, in the 100's I hope not. Here is a little sunshine for you to enjoy. Think cool and not hot.
there is so much killing that I started working on a paper piece Quilt that say's BLACK LIVES MATTER, ALL LIVES MATTER. While making the paper piece quilt I wanted to put guns on that quilt but some of my quilting friends had seen the quilt and there was a strong conversation about whether to put the guns on the quilt or to leave the guns off the quilt. I have not decide what I wanted to do with the paper piece quilt so I made this quilt, it is not paper piecing. It is like very day the news is talking about someone being kilt. Whether it is here, some other city or around the world. Killing is killing know matter what, who or where. Whether you, black, white, red or yellow, killing is WRONG.
Around this quilt it say, It matters, it matters, all around the quilt, at the bottom it say, It matters stop the killing
the try out for the class went ok. I ask my two friends for feedback so I can make some changes to better this class. Both agree that I should make the picture that they work on bigger. The part when I showed them how to work the Photoshop element program, they said That I explain that very well so that they could understand. And they were greatful for the little short cut tips. They both brought the wrong kind of fabric for this project. So I have to explain better on how to pick out the fabric. They thought that I should make little fabric kit to sale. I don't know about that. That will be more money for me to put out. The class was fun. I am going to make a few changes and try again to see how the class will go before I decide to charge a fee. So to my close quilting friend that live close by me don"t be surprise if I call and ask if you can come over and try my class out. I might charge a small fee for the use of my ink for the printer. The class took all day. So a person can finish the class in one day. I am trying to get a feel of how many to a class so that I can my attention to each student. So now some pictures of the class work. I feel they did a great job. It was only two people. Marlene and Phyllis. Marlene stayed later and quilted her. It will be a gift for her daughter. The color fabric wasn't quit right for her portrait. Another thing when you do this, your embroidery scissors must be very sharp.
I also want to thank Phyllis's and Marlene for their time. Stitches yetunde
i know long time since I have been here. First I want say that I have two account for this blog and didn't know how to combine the two. One has my old email address and the other has my new. The new will not let me post but they both show the same thing. Can someone tell me how to combine the two into the new account so I can post and not use my old email address.
Now what in the hell have I been doing for the pass couple of years. Family issues some good and some bad. A lot of knitting so don't be surprise if you see knitting post once in a while. I have retired this pass summer so now I have time to quilt and knit and take of family member. Also me time time I need some. I am trying to figure out how I can teach my friends, you are my friends how I make my portrait quilt. I am trying out a few friends at my home with this to see how I can work this out with out having to travel with a lot of big stuff. If were to teach this outside my home. The main problem is I don't want to bring a big printer and some other heavy stuff with me if I travel so we will see How this will work out.
Ok time for some quilt
I made this a couple of weeks ago. I had some adinkra symbols that I thought was time to use in a quilt. The top symbol is call GYE NYAME (Jen-n-yah-me) God is all power over all (except God or it is only God). The big one in the middle is call SANKOFA (sang-ok-fah) wisdom of learning from the past to build for the future. These are my two favorite out of the adinkra symbols.
One day when I was at a restaurant I went to the ladies room and I saw this picture on the wall and I was Thinking that it would a nice quilt so I took two pictures with my camera and the next day I made a quilt out of the picture but I make changes to the dresses In the pictures, so this is what you see from the ideas that I saw from two small pictures hang from the ladies restroom. Now I know you are saying only two quilts, well I have been making a lot of baby quilts which I hate to make and I didn't take pictire of them. I don't know why I didn't. I working on a hexagon quilt that is taking me forever to finish so look forward to seeing that some day. I will never make hexagon quilt again. I even did a hexagon swap just to get different fabric put on his quilt, never never again will I do that again. It's pretty but a hell of a lot work.
I am hope that my mini projector comes in time so I can try to use that so that my friends don't have to stand over me while I try to show them what i do on the computer to get the portrait quilt started. Wish me look.
Stitches for now.
Oh one more thing, for most of the last past years I have been knitting socks and lace shawl. I just love making socks. And my husband love when I make them to big, because he get to get them.
well i finally finish mandela, but i have not completed the book. i feel that this piece has helped me to start quilting more. since i do have 10 quilting blocks to make to swap in april. i don't know what i am going to make for this swap. so here is the completed piece. i add a quote by mandela.
here i am adding the words
finished putting the words now i just need to add the border
i hope you like.
i also would like to say i wish everyone a peaceful and happy new year. and hope to here more from me.
I know, long time hearing from me. while I was listening to my audible book on Mandela I decided to try my hands on making him. here are pictures of my progress so far.
I think he looks like Mohammad Ali. I am going to cut the brown back ground out and us a different back ground and then have one of his quote on the side (EDUCATION IS THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON YOU CAN CHOOSE TO CHANGE THE WORLD!) NELSON MANDELA
to my dc and Maryland friends anybody have any lettering template I can use to make this quote. and I also have to get some fusible web to make the lettering.