Saturday, January 29, 2011

Help to fight Cancer

One Cause, One Wednesday, One Hundred Collages

One Cause – The Fight Against Cancer.

One Wednesday – February 16, 2011.

One Hundred Collages – Created for this event by an all-star team of artists: Natalya Aikens, Pamela Allen, Laura Ann Beehler, Liz Berg, Pokey Bolton, Laura Cater-Woods, Jette Clover, Jane Davila, Jane Dunnewold, Jamie Fingal, Gloria Hansen, Leslie Tucker Jenison, Lyric Kinard, Jeanelle McCall, Linda Teddlie Minton, Karen Stiehl Osborn, BJ Parady, Judy Perez, Wen Redmond, Cynthia St. Charles, Virginia A. Spiegel

The goal – Raise $8,000 for the American Cancer Society in just one day. More details and a preview of artwork:

Fiberart For A Cause has already donated over $205,000 to the American Cancer Society through the generosity of fiber artists and their patrons.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Photos of Quickie Quilt

Progress on the Quickie Quilt - photolog as promised. Here are  some photos of the quilt that I am working on. The photos are mostly showing the stitching that is being done. In some areas you can see where more stitching is needed.  This piece is heavily stitched so far.  I am  using hand quilting thread and embroidery floss so far and who knows I may even come across another typed of "thread" to incorporate into this quilt.

Isn't it bitter cold out today? A great day for sitting with a quilt on your lap and stitching away!.... Bbbrrrr

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Quickie Quilt is coming along

The "Quickie Quilt" is coming along.  But coming along much slower than planned - I began by using a multicolor hand quilting thread by Coats & Clark, with some areas that are hand stitched using a solid red hand quilting thread.  I will be switching to embroidery floss to bring out the stitching design, which will help to speed up the process as the thread is thicker which results in larger stitches.  I am surprised at the appearance of the quilt so far and will be posting pictures sometime this week on the progress.

If you would like to join in this finishing unfinished object project that I am doing please feel free to comment on this blog.  Sometimes it helps if you document your progress and see just how you are coming along - kind of like a star in the sky to guide you.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

New Year - New Project List

Hello everyone and happy new year.  Hope everybody had wonderful holidays. 
Today I am compiling a list of projects that I would like to do this year!  Some of the projects are aimed at using fabrics that I have deep affection for.  (Yes - affection and I know there are others out there who feel the same way!  I know you are there!)  You know those fabrics that you don't want to cut into because they are so nice, so you just hang on to them and hoard them.  Well that's me and today will be the start of the project stash buster.  I don't really have a name for what I am about to do but that's okay as long as I get it done.
 So that first project is to finish up the "Quickie Quilt"  which is all pieced.  It just need to be backed and stitched together and embroidered with floss.  It should be quick!  Next on the agenda is a kayak quilt using fusing.  Then the larvae quilt using only 3 colors.  A woven quilt, possibly a series.  A hands all around quilt.  Also there are a number of quilts that are already pieced together that will go on the quilting machine in my sewing room (that I can barely walk in!) that will be completed.  This list isn't long and by no means complete, however I do tend to bite off more that I can chew, so for now it's a start.
Also, so that I can keep on track, post at least every two weeks to update my progress with photos. . . . wish me luck!


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