I made this wall piece for my parents room. It is very simple but cute. Plus, it matches their quilt :)
Monday, September 26, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
|Side 1 (Totally a reversible quilt)|
|Side 2 (originally the back but I just love it too much to make it only the back, haha)|
I really love the back and I think that it is a very good representation of what I picture when I think about modern quilting. The colour scheme is definitely not traditional. I also think that the many different elements that make up the back lead it to be full of movement. Although I have not made very many quilts (this is my 4th) I have many ideas in my head about quilts I want to make. I am very drawn to the simple blocks with sashing in between.
The fabric along the top of the back (from Tula Pink's "Prince Charming" line) has become one of my all time favourite fabrics. I love showing it to people and asking them to tell me what they see. They can always get the smaller details (boy reading, bike, chasing butterflies) and they ALWAYS miss the giant turtle. I chose to put it at the top by where my parents' heads will be because it seemed so dreamlike to me.
|See the quilting?!? I think it is the perfect quilting design for the quilt. I love how the quilt is so square-like with lots of 90* angles but the quilting is very flow-y and dynamic. Good contrast...|
I am going to take it to the Toronto Modern Quilt Guild meeting this weekend. I am looking forward to seeing what other people in the quilting community think of it. I am so new to quilting that I feel like I can learn so much from people who are more experienced.
Yes, I know the pictures I giant but I just thought big quilt=big pictures :)
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
|Front (the coloured bit at the top is the front of the velcro flap)|
I made myself this quilted case for my computer. It has a few of the fabrics I am currently obsessed with (hence why my last few projects have all looked very similar).
|Close up of back (echino <3 )|
|Back of case|
I am definitely starting to get the hang of these cases, now that I have made three. I really enjoy making them as they are both pretty and functional.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
|Modern wall quilt|
|One side of the eye mask|
|Other side of the eye mask|
Thursday, September 1, 2011
I quilted my first quilt on a longarm machine today. It was the most incredible quilting experience I have ever had. I went to Red Red Bobbin, located just outside Brantford, Ontario. Louise and Jim, the lovely and super kind couple that own Red Red Bobbin were the greatest teachers. As most of you know, I am a totally self-taught quilter (and even sewer, I guess) so I have a lot to learn about the technical aspects of the art. They taught me everything I needed to know to be able to work the longarm on my own...however, it was a lot of information so they helped me every step along the way.
|Robin the Longarm and I (Jim took this photo and emailed it to me minutes later without me even knowing!)|
I was pretty set on just doing some sort of free hand design, maybe some loops and swirls. When I got to the studio though, I soon realized that I might as well try a pantograph. Louise and Jim were able to find one that was exactly how I wanted my design to look and that was going to be okay for a beginner. I am so so so happy with how it turned out. It wasn't easy but I am sure I will improve with practice. Now all that's left is the binding!
I highly highly recommend Jim and Louise at Red Red Bobbin. The offer long arm lessons as well as their own quilting services where you can send them the top/back and they will quilt it for you.