Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I'M STILL HERE

Holy Moly ... it's been a week and no blog post!  Where have I been? What have I been doing? ... didn't go to Quilt Market, didn't create any masterpiece quilts, didn't go on vacation ... hmmm ... what have I been doing?

I did fill in at the quilt shop where I used to work for 3 days ... that is - I used to work there (2 years) and filled in for 3 days.  And - did a bit of "autumn clean-up" in the yard. 

AND ... yes, of course, there was some quilty stuff going on ...

I did NOT piece this beauty.  Alexis made this quilt for her Dad's birthday (11/4) and she claims to be a beginner!  I did the quilting.


She chose "Smoke" monofilament for the front - you mostly just see the texture (VERY good choice) and on the back - she chose a yellow and green variagated.  Most people don't put the "good stuff" on the back.  This worked great ... it turned out so pretty!

AND ... because of my new fascination with wool ...

Except that this isn't wool ... I used flannel instead and I was very happy with how it came out. This is Pat Sloan's Sweet Bee.  New hunting/shopping adventures for wool!!

5 comments:

Merry Made Quilts said...

I just love how cute those little bees are! Really sweet!

Elizabeth said...

What a pretty quilt. Your quilting of it is gorgeous -- so perfectly round in the loops and perfectly straight and pointed in the stars, with just the right ratio of loops to stars! I've been wanting to try loops and stars, but I can't seem to get it down. It looks deceptively simple. Love your work.

xo -El

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful quilt and I like how you used flannel, it looks just like wool.
I have seen flannels like that in our folk art store, that might be fun to work with on an album style quilt.

Debbie

Stray Stitches said...

Beautiful quilt - hard to believe that she is just a beginner. Your quilting was wonderful! The little Sweet Bee is adorable. I guess I'm going to have to give this wool stuff a try.

Quiltstory said...

I wish my quilts looked like that in the begining! thanks for linking up! See you next week!