The top is completed and it has been pinned to the batting and backing waiting to be quilted. I will be using this one to practice free motion quilting. No matter how it turns out I know Maggie will think it is wonderfully soft and snuggly. I'd be willing to bet I won't hear the first complaint from her that the stitches are not quite even or there's no dog bone applique on it! (When I first showed the quilt top to my husband, he said, "That doesn't look like a dog's quilt. There's no bone or anything on it." Man, he better be glad it's illegal to sell husbands on Ebay!) I'll finish it up this weekend. I suspect she will have plenty of time to snuggle in it to stay warm while dreaming about warm days to come soon so she will be able to stretch out on the deck and enjoy sunshine, listen to the birds singing and the babbling water from the fish pond.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
So since I wanted to learn to quilt and she loves snuggling up the soft things it was a given that she'd get my first experiment. Besides, it would be a small scale project and no matter how it turned out, she'd appreciate it and would use it daily!
Now on to the next project. My doggie quilt.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Here's Rose! She's the second of the three dotees for the ATCSFORALL Valentine dotee Swap. She also has a paperclay face, Fun Fur hair and ceramic rose beads.
I'm working on doing a tutorial with her and hope to have it posted soon.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Yep, Atlanta Georgia got snow. And lots of it! The storm moved in on Sunday, four days ago, and the roads are still dangerous. I live 6 miles from my office and it took me 90 minutes to get there. One little accident was all it took to back traffic up for four miles!!!! It's been brutally cold, lows in the teens and the daily highs below freezing, so not alot of melting has occurred. First couple days were great. I stayed home and logged in to the work computers from the comfort of my den with a nice warm fireplace and able to look out the window at the beautiful snow while getting the essentials done. Then still had time left to play! But then "they" made me come in to the office and I had to get out on the streets slipping and sliding. So I'm over it!
While I was home I got one Dotee completed (and several more started) for a Valentine swap on ATCSfor all. This website swaps various art forms. I swap on that site as well as Swap-bot. It's very interesting to see what other folks are doing and their styles and by swapping you actually get to see it, touch it. These swap sites also force me to stretch myself and try new techniques and different art projects that I probably would put off trying thus eventually never getting around to do.