Tuesday, December 9, 2008
before i got sick, i had emailed a few quilting friends in my quilting guild to ask them if they wanted to do a holiday card swap at our holiday xmas party. we would exchange quilted postcards at the party. only four responded, but crazy me decided to make cards for everyone that i asked,. someone must have told another friend that was not on my list if they could join in, which is ok with me, that was friday. and today two more that were on my list ask if it was to late to join. which it is. i told them that i was making them one and that they could call the other people and ask them. i am not asking, i am still sick. this FLU must be making me think that i am superwoman and that i can make postcard for the entire guild. i have until december 20th to make as many cards as i can. i can only try.
here are a some pictures of some of the cards.
oh, i forgot one of my swap friend's wanted a obama card. so that is why their is a obama card. also, people are hearing about this swap and now someone wants me to put together a sway for black history. i will see how i feel after this swap and card making.
i am getting sleepy, feeling hot and my vision is not clear, so check me later.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
hand stitching on the line. the finish block.
the only thing i can say is that i tried.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
journal piece that i made in 2006, without the quilt block in the left hand corner and a border added to this piece. i just love this piece. the middle piece is a whole cloth, that i drew a slave onto the fabric. machine stitched around the slave and then hand embroidery around the slave and the border piece. i also used colored prima pencils to color the slave. sometime i can draw pretty good and then there are days when i can't draw for nothing. their is a piece that i want to try to make now base on slavery or the election, but i can't seem to draw what i want. i am going to keep at it until i get it.
so stitches for now.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
this quilt was made for my son. it is call "the shield." the shield of warmth, strength and love. i am also making a quilt for my daughter and her husband some what almost like this one, but a little different. once i get the camera fix i will take a picture.
this quilt didn't have a name for sometime. but last year (2007) one of my friends asked if she could lay this quilt on her son's casket. her son was kilt by violence. this quilt is now call the "homecoming."
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
now let me show you a close up of the completed challenge quilt that was shown at the family day community festival a week before the quilt show. the object of this challenge was for all of us to use the same fabric print and to use all three item that were give to us in a grab bag. well i went completely crazy with mind. i added beads, shells, buttons, keys, batteries, screws and computer parts. i also made this piece reversible. so here is the front and back. hope you like it.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
and to those of you who know my cousin, please don't tell her this is for her. you all know i don't make baby quilts any more, specially with pink.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
here we have gwen's, charlene and my quilt hanging so beautifully.
i love these dresses, i just wish everyone had finished their dresses. just the fact that i know they are all going to be different, i can't wait to see the rest of the dresses when they are finish. here are a few pictures of some of the challenge quilts.
here are some of 2006 and 2007 challenge quilts that we also showed this weekend.
it was a fun day.
Monday, June 16, 2008
the back ground fabric was hand quilted with a sun and a hut. but it seem to me that was not enough. so i started coloring the hut and the sun. but no i has to go and add another hut and hundreds of beads to the sun and the huts. that still wasn't enough for me to stop and say enough is enough. i marked the ground area with color pencils to make it look like dirt and dry grass. it is a total mess. i totally hate it now. i am trying to think of somehow to fix this. the bead work is ok but i don't like the body of the huts. i should have applique the huts. someone asked to buy it and me like a dummy said i wasn't finish yet. it should have been enough and sold. i am trying to think of a way to put real dirt on this piece for the ground area and just leave the huts alone.