Thursday, October 28, 2010

Eye Candy

Well I don't think I will ever catch up on things! I know of course if I would stay off Facebook  I would have more time for home stuff. I have been busy getting things done and I thought I better get some pic on here. So here goes.

This is Carmie's and it is for a grandson. The back is just as wild and I thought I had got a pic of it but like with everything else, I must have thought wrong. Carmie usually does everything by hand, but like the rest of us, time is getting away from her  and she decided that getting a few machine quilted wasn't a bad idea. she has another one that she is getting together for a grandaughter. I can't wait to see what that one looks like.
This belongs to Miss ReJena. Now I have to tell you that this quilt did nothing for me. Oh don't worry ReJena knows it too. These are absolutely not my colors. I get quilts like this to quilt and sometimes just have a real hard time figuring out what to do on them and am very thankful when the owner tells me what they want. I think for a real challenge I am going to go out and get some fabrics in these tones and force myself to do something with them. Then just maybe I will get over the blahs for the mutes. Now ReJena had asked for just a bunch of leaves. I kinda cringed I thought not a bad design but it could have so much more.  But look at that pic somehow the tree behind me got into the pic. See I guess leaves were destined to be there. Too dark for a shadow...but getting off track. I got a call from a sister (has a long arm too) and she said she had a couple pantos she was getting rid of and wanted to know if I wanted them. One was a pumpkin panto. OH OH yes yes that is what this quilt needs pumpkins not a bunch of leaves. So I got with ReJena and  we waited for the panto to arrive.

We waited and we waited. Days turned to weeks. I really think that ReJena thought I was just trying to get out of quilting it. But alas it arrived. I think it was well worth the wait. The front fabrics have pumpkins in them. This is the back pic.
Then I have this one that is ReJena's. It is a baby quilt for someone in her Church. It has precious little doggies on it so I put little Scottish terriers on it with a meander. I

 This is one of mine. I needle turned the appliqued baby animals. It is really my first quilt with needle turn. I think I am going to have to learn to love doing needle turn, for every pattern I pick out is appliqued. I know I know I could machine it but... applique is one thing I believe in old school on it. Funny isn't it. I wouldn't hand quilt if my life depended on it but I it is reverse with applique. So hand applique it is with machine quilting. Yes I am just shaking my head here too.  Well back to the quilt. After quilting it I realized that I forgot to embroider the details of the animals. So know I am struggling with do I embroider or just use the pigma pen and draw them on. Any thoughts on this from anyone????

This last one is mine also. It is made with this cool template tool called the X Block. I did many demos of this and with each one I added a new top to my UFO list. Well check one off. This is a little boy quilt and the one above is a little girl. I told my youngest son, I am ready. He laughed quite loudly I may add. (Nope he isn't even dating anyone) Grandma can hope. But I am ready. Ok that is it for now I think.

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