Friday, January 9, 2015

Pieced Roman Shades? You Bet!

I am finally redoing the windows in the downstairs of my house. We are approaching 9 years at this location, and the front window in the living room has a pair of sarongs hung there, and all the other windows have the "original" plastic pull-shades, which may have once been white, but are now yellow and gray from smoke from the fireplace and just being probably over 20 years old.

It was also an excuse to purchase some amazing peacock panels from I'm using 2 of them, one in the living room and one in the dining room, and making plain shades for the other 5 windows,  because I want to get these finished in a timely manner and the budget is very tight for redecorating.

So I fired up EQ7 and got to designing. this is what I'll be making.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Those Faux Quilted Ornaments...

I made some. I'll be making some more.

Origami Paper
Spoonflower fabric I designed myself
Jelly Roll from JoAnn's
160 pins per ornament

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Finally found my EQ7 Information

I haven't been able to access EQ7 for several months, since I couldn't find my license info after replacing my computer. I was able to find it during my office cleanup on New Year's Day, and I finally loaded EQ7 onto my new machine.

I was playing around with some designs and I came up with this, which may make its way into fabric for a quilt. This is a king-sized top design, using some blocks I was playing with for bedrunner designs:
Geometrix (Wendy Sheridan)
I would not make this in black and white, but I am working with values and not hues for this design. I didn't want to be distracted by color.

Over my winter vacation, I finished knitting a double-knit scarf. It's a Knit Picks kit using Chroma yarns. The scarf is very soft and warm.

Friday, November 30, 2012

It's been too long.

It's been months since I've been to the sewing room to quilt... well, not exactly. I've been sewing. And knitting. I've done a lot of knitting since Hurricane Sandy blew through the neighborhood - what else was I going to do for 11 days with no power? Luckily, my order from KnitPicks showed up on day 3.

I made a sweater.

I made a hat.

I started on a scarf.

 When the power came back on, I discovered that the charm packs I ordered from Clotilde  were half an inch too short in one dimension to use for card holders.

I've made a batch of these using other fabrics for a local Winter Craft Fair that was cancelled due to the storm, and so they are now populating my Etsy shop.

So I made a large pile of QSTs (quarter-square triangles) from the charm packs, and I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them yet. They are very "scrappy" as I  just joined dark to light without much care for what colors were going together.

I still haven't finished that spiral mandala quilt, but the Harvest Quilters has a show in March and Garden State Quilters have a show in May and I want it done for those.

Last month, my Moment of Zen arrived back home from it's Hoffman Challenge Trunk Tour, and I hung it on the wall. I missed seeing it, and I love having it in the house.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Spiral Mandala Quilt, some actual progress!

I've been working on this sporadically since I took a class in October of last year. I think I might actually get this done before NEXT October.

It's turning out pretty cool, but not exactly as I planned, since I got some of the colors backwards on some of the blocks.
I'm pleased with the addition of green in the outer areas, and that green block (the one I finished up today) looks completely different when laid out differently:
I've got one more block to complete and the center portion of the quilt will be pieced. Then I get to decide what to do about the background and quilting!

Friday, April 20, 2012

From Large to Small

So I ran across this blog post a couple of days ago and I decided it would be a quick and fun project. Now all my friends want one. Here are some quick pix of what I've been sewing for the last 2 evenings.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

QR Code Quilt, Part Two

This past weekend, the Harvest Quilters had their annual show. I finished the QR code quilt for the show. It scans.

This was the only piece I had in the show.  I will post more photos of other quilts from the show later on.