Thursday, June 28, 2012

On the Edge/ longarm quilter salt lake city

flower on the edge by nanotchka
flower on the edge, a photo by nanotchka on Flickr.

I've been collecting bags of selvage edges thinking that I would eventually make a full size quilt. I just haven't had the time to dedicate to the project so I thought I'd play with a few mini quilts using up some of these bright designer selvage strips. I also purchased a new 9 degree ruler that I had wanted to play with for months! This "on the edge" flower seemed like the perfect project! It was fun to play with and I made several extra flowers that I think would make a fun quilt along with some strip pieced selvage blocks. What do you think? I used a scrap piece of polka dot piping for the stem and was really happy with the result. Sometimes the best things happen when you just have an afternoon to play.

Monday, June 4, 2012

flamingo quilt/ Salt Lake City Longarm quilter

flamingos quilted by nanotchka
flamingos quilted, a photo by nanotchka on Flickr.
I put the finishing touches on the flamingo quilt this week end. It was fun to put the quilt back on the machine and do a little thread painting to make my flamingos come to life. Just a little quilted grass for them to nibble on and now it is finished. The finished size of the quilt is 66X 80 and I added a sleeve for hanging it on the wall. I was inspired by a quilt  artist that I saw at the American Folk Museum in NYC.[    Now on the setting up schedules for classes and a few jacket workshops in my studio this summer. Get ready, set, lets sew!

You can find the quilt artist who inspired me here!  His work is amazing!