Sunday, February 21, 2010

DQS8 ready to post

DQS8 ready to post
Originally uploaded by nanotchka
I have finally finished my DQS8 quilt for my partner. It will be in the mail soon and on it's way. I hate to see this quilt leave, I plan on making one for myself in March. On my way to teach at the Sewing and Stiching Expo in Washington State. Hope to see some of you there! Please join me in my class, I will be teaching a 45 minute seminar each day of the show! It's one of the largest shows in the country so don't miss it if you are in the area!

I hope my partner likes this little quilt. The small lace flowers are embellished with small pearls. I hope it will brighten up someone's world!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

This is the possible design for the doll quilt swap.  I found a small block design for this diamond  tree in a japanese quilting magazine.  I have enlarged it to a 22 inch wall hanging size that will hang on point.  I have chosen bright pinks and orange contemporary prints for the fabrics on a crisp white background.  I am hoping that my swap partner will like the tree design and bright colors.  this has been a fun little quilt to make and a different way of using diamonds.  I have needleturned some diamonds for the falling leaves on the tree.  I plan to embellish it further with some small lace flowers and tiny buttons from my stash.  Will post more pictures when I get it quilted and bound.