A busy spring has turned into a busy summer. The garden is doing great, we are starting to harvest tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, summer squash and green beans. I put up pickles yesterday and today it will be green beans.
I have been busy quilting also. I have completed two more custom quilted wall hangings using my pattern "Colour Karma" and the hand dyed fabrics by Lorin Fields of Beyond Surface Design. The clients picked out these fabrics to match their decor.
My pattern "Colour Karma" is an easy pattern that works well with batiks as well as hand dyed fabric. It is available at Thimble Pleasures quilt shop in Chapel Hill or you can contact me directly.
We also have a new baby in the family. My cousin in California just had a beautiful baby girl. And I happen to love to make baby quilts; this was done in "blue work" and machine quilted.
Last but not least, here is my main obstacle to not getting more quilting done. His name is Kip (after Rudyard), he is one year old and our sweetie (sometimes). He was sick a few months ago with cystitis, but has recovered nicely. One of these days I may sew that little paw into a quilt!
Hickory quilt and fiber art show
I just finished this wall hanging featuring the hand dyed fabric of Lorin Fields of Beyond Surface Design. Lorin asked me to work on a wall hanging featuring circles for her booth at the Hickory Quilt and Fiber Art Show coming up starting April 30th in Hickory, NC. I was trying to avoid it looking like the solar system, but instead I think it looks like a parcheesi board (which is kind of cool). The circles are fused down with Misty Fuse and fusible light weight interfacing. The hand dyed fabric is a pleasure to work with.
Check out the line up at the Hickory show, it sounds pretty good. (I would be going....but tomatoes are calling)
I have been busy creating a new quilted wall hanging that features the fabric of Lorin Fields.
I have named it Colour Karma because it is a pleasure just to look at it.
It will be on sale at the Carolina Designer Craftsman Guild Show at the NC State Fairgrounds this weekend.
I have been busy working on my quilt pattern "Colour Charm".
It was time consuming but a lot of fun. I had to relearn Word and Power Point. But I had a very good teacher, my hubby Craig, as well as encouragement from Lorin (whose hand-dyed fabrics I am fortunate to work with).
The pattern is now in Thimble Pleasures fabric store in Chapel Hill, NC, along with "Local Colour Hues" hand-dyed fabrics.
Summer's almost over
It has been a while since my last post (it sounds like I am in confession).
Summer has gotten in the way, the garden, canning tomatoes, our trip to Bainbridge Island.
My mother in law loved the pink quilt. I hope she uses it, I have a feeling it will just be a show piece.
I have been working on many things. My newest is designing a wall hanging with hand dyed fabric. This is it so far, it is simple because the fabric is so pretty.