Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Past Projects

Here's a sampling of some of my past projects.

This is the first quilt I actually finished. I used large rectangles of all my favorite fabrics. Despite using a million safety pins to baste the quilt, it shifted a lot during quilting. I used some "decorative stitches" to add extra back fabric. It is a unique look, but three years later, after lots of use at the beach/pool, it is all in one piece.

After adopting the machine for quilting, I started to embroider a lot to fulfill my hand's nervous energy. I am a big fan of Jenny Hart's iron on transfers (duh), which is where I found this pattern. AND, I am using up my childhood stash of embroidery floss, so maybe I am not a hoarder...

This quilt was a collaborative project I made for a former professor's daughter. She picked all the fabric, I pieced the quilt, and Rich O'Hare of the Cosmic Cow in Lincoln quilted the piece.

My masterpiece!  After quilting without patterns for years, I decided to challenge myself and actually follow directions.  I started with a pattern from the book Material Obsession, but I got somewhat lost.  It was a success in terms of the stars, but the overall set up of the stars and the borders were altered when my mathematical skills failed me.  My mom and grandma helped me quilt and bind.  I gave the quilt to my sister only 2-3 years after I promised to make her a quilt...

I made all these blocks my first semester of grad school.  It is a little much in a lot of ways, but I like the overall result.

I QUILTED this myself! 

These are just some of my favorites.  I need to hop to and finish some more!

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