Friday, November 9, 2012

Off the Wall Friday

Here we are again at another week gone by....I missed last week's Off the Wall and will make up for it today:)
 
If you go to this post, you will see the before pictures of the above earrings.  Although they didn't quite keep the shape I was hoping for, they are pretty cool if I do say so myself!!
Now time to figure out some new stuff????  I am still struggling to figure out what to do and how it may look when done.  Have I told you how much I really like my fabric!  The above photo is of a couple of small dishes...the top one being floral and the next one being abstract (NOT my strong suit!).  The bottom bits will melt into blobs like button candy....mmmmm candy:)
This photo shows the before of a small dish and some more earrings.  I am really excited about these!
 

What else have I been up to?  Well my Tropical Flags block came out in Volume 6 of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks.  It will be out on shelves next week.  So the blog hop was this week and today I get to pick winners and tell them the good news....So Fun!!
Now we are back to quilting, where I belong:)))

A few weeks back I showed the Cathedral Windows for the Pittsburgh Steelers pillows for my younger daughter.  This is the Gerber Daisy quilt for my older daughter.  She is a math nut and opted for a more contemporary geometric background.  Her favorite flowers are Gerber Daisies though so this will go beautifully in her living room.

Lastly we have the Rose quilt.  One of our talented guild members demonstrated a method of quilt as you go for hand quilting.  I don't know why it has taken me so long to attempt this, but I finally did.  I altered her method for my machine quilting since I didn't want to have to go back and add all the strips to cover my seams on the back of the quilt.  I can definately see the benefit of this but I needed to think the borders through a bit more since I really didn't want the red inner border to go all the way to the edge that way.  This piece is very small, maybe 22" square so a larger quilt would definately be more challenging but worth the effort.

Now if I have wet your appetite for more show and tell, make sure you pop over to Off the Wall Friday and follow the links at the bottom of the post:)
Have a great weekend!

7 comments:

Susan said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog! Like you, I missed last week's "Off the Wall Friday". I was in Houston at the big quilt show. Still amazed. Love your work.
Susan

Unknown said...

My favorites are the earrings and the contemporary quilt with the daisies for your daughter.

Deborah OHare said...

You are obviously a woman with many talents. Love it all.

Jean Baardsen said...

You really are keeping busy! Love all your projects, my favorite being the flower quilt for your daughter. Lucky her!

Marit said...

So many ideas here. The tropical colors are yummy, and I love the quilt for your daughter. Eager to see more. I've over at Off the Wall also.

WoolenSails said...

Really fun pieces, something I have never done.
I had a slow week and had to spend the day catching up on cleaning, but now I can get back to my quilting and gift making.

Debbie

Nina Marie said...

ohhh loveeee the earrings - I really think that more people should wear their art!