Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Bloggers Quilt Festival Fall 2014

It's Bloggers Quilt Festival time and I love looking at all the amazing quilts entered in the festival.

My entry this year is my Michael Miller challenge quilt titled 'Riding the wave of optimism' in the original design category. You can read more about the making of the quilt in the original post.

The wave was the hardest part of this quilt. It did require some level of ingenuity to get the right look. I love what you can achieve with applique and shall definitely be using more of it in the future.

Category: Original Design
Dimensions: 30" x 41"


Be sure to check out the other amazing entries on Amy Ellis's blog and a big thank you to her for hosting this twice a year.

My previous few entries:

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Dead Air....

This blog has been ignored just like my sewing for a few months now. The move has had it's share of surprises and frustrations. Re-establishing routines, down sizing, re-adjusting......re-calibrating. Last but not the least, a steep learning curve at my day job. All these things have taken up much of my energy and attention. 

In the meantime to satisfy my quilty cravings I have
  • Connected with Seattle MQG. A very fun bunch of quilters. Can't wait to get more involved with the on going activities. I have been to two meetings now and have been blown away by the quilts I have seen so far.  
  • Been reading a lot of quilting books. I am now itching to make some items from them. Some of the ones I really liked are:
  • I have been also been keeping up with my Quilt Design a Day (QDAD) exercises. I haven't been posting my designs as this has turned into more of an experiment for me. I have been playing a lot with color and form. I will probably write up a few posts on what I have learned so far.  I have also gotten more comfortable with Electric Quilt Design Software (EQ6). It has some quirks but I think I am getting a lot more comfortable with it.
Leaving off with some of my recent experiments.