Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I was so inspired by this groups work when I saw it at the HMQS show last spring.  And imagine my delight when I talked to Sylvia at Annual Meeting and she let me join.  When she asked me for my word it was November and bounty seemed fitting.  I had fun sketching out ideas and settled on this one.  I had the FARM FRESH part made for a couple of months before I buckled down and finished the rest of it up this last weekend. 

It was tons of fun to make.  I now have the list of words down by my sewing machine and plan on getting more of these fun little quilts done soon.  Thanks for letting me join in your fun. 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Quilting Flotsam

I've seen many beautiful art pieces with circles lately and love the look and wanted to duplicate it in some way.  I collected discarded bits of fabric and threads (flotsam) from the floor of my quilting studio and made them into circles and glued them onto a quilted 12x12.  Sewing the circles down made them flat and I really wanted them to stand out so I resorted to fabric Mod Podge.  I used a blue hand dye to give an oceany feel and hoped the circles looked like they were floating flotsam.