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Earth Intruders!

The latest art quilt in my sewing room is called “Earth Intruders”. I’m not sure how it will look once it is finished, but I know it will be fun!  I already did the applique stitches, and now I just need to do more thread painting. Then the last part is the raining fire! Wish me luck!

Organizing My Larger Threads

My friend gave me this beautiful cabinet, and originally I was going to put fabric in it, but it fit quite nicely in my little embroidery nook, so I decided to put my larger cones of thread in there. I just love it! It’s a very pleasant addition to my sewing room! Now I still have to organize my fabric… Wish me luck!

Alice In Wonderland Meets The Garden Of Eden???

Do you ever just want to prove you “can” do something. I’m not big on making art quilts, to be honest, this is my first attempt. I just wanted to see what I could do, if I put my mind to it, and to be honest: it’s not half bad… We’ll see what else I can do to make it pop a bit more! I know one thing… I’ll need more thread! OOOHH!!! And some vines! Lot’s of vines! Maybe purple vines…

I Got Some New Embroidery Thread… It’s Variegated!

So we started carrying a new thread at the shop I work at, and they have this line called ‘Mirage’ and it is all randomly dyed variegated thread, so it is very blend-able. I bought more, but I haven’t had the chance to do anything with it yet. I was kind of skeptical because it was rayon, and I’m not a huge fan of rayon thread, but it holds up quite nicely after being washed, so I broke down and bought some! I’m not sure what I’m going to do with these fun new variegated threads, but I’ll figure something out!

I Just Got A Serger!

I took the plunge! I got a Viking 200S serger! I’m just in love with it! Now, to be honest, I never thought I would need a serger, but I had someone tell me about how they put on the binding with a serger, and I thought… “Well that sounds amazing!” So, now I have a serger to play around with! I just have to wait for serger thread to go on sale… not that I don’t have any, but now I need more! Last night all I really had time to do was play around with the tensions a bit because I’ve got a few commissions to work on, but after the holidays, I’m going to be pounding out throw pillows on it! Wish me luck!

Crazy Quilt 1: Quilting Is Done!

I did it! I finally finished the quilting on my crazy quilt! This is probably one of the longest projects I have ever done. I don;t even want to think about how much thread was used! It was only half mine anyways. I did about half of the work at work, so that was at least nice. I cannot wait to put on the buttons. I even have them all picked out already! Hopefully it will be done by the end of next week! The next one is going to be blacks, and greys with red thread and sashing. I’m so excited!

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Zelda Commission 5: Almost Done

I’m almost done! I did the blue background stippling and I put on the binding. I used a nice medium mottled blue for the binding. I think it ties the fabric blocks together quite nicely with the medium blue thread I used. The only thing left to do is the stippling on the bird. I already have the gold thread picked out, and it’s by my sewing machine waiting for me! I even got a new quilting foot. I’ll post about that later though. Wish me luck!

Zelda Commission 5: Started To Stipple

 

I started the quilting on the Zelda Commission. I’m doing a medium stipple with a bright blue thread for the background, and I’m going to do the bird in yellow. I might do some secondary stipples with a dark blue and a orange, but I’m not sure yet. I want to see how it all blends when it is jut the light blue and the yellow. Hopefully I’ll finish the quilting by tonight… or at least the blue part anyways. I’m trying to be optimistic. It’s my day off from work, and I’ve got a lot of housework!

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