Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Past!

Hi everyone in bloggerland!  Again, it seems forever that I was here.  Seems life gets busier and time flies by. 

Hope you all had a Merry Christmas!  I said good-bye to the last of our houseguests this morning, and this is the first time I've been alone in ages!  It was an exhausting December, but well worth it!  I am thankful that I have family and friends to get together with.

Just wanted to share with you what projects I've been working on recently. 

 I had some time to work on ideas that have been smouldering in the back of my mind. 

We'll start with the woven quilts.  At our longarm meeting in November, we played with making a woven background from "Simply Stunning Woven Quilts" by Anna Faustino.

I started with 2 fat quarters of shaded fabrics

This is how it looked after the initial weaving.
I satin-stitched in between the lines, and played with Carol Taylors circle techniques.     
I fused a photo of my son Brad onto another one of the weavings.

Brad got this wallhanging for Christmas, while my son Jeff's girlfriends got this one of Tuli, her dog.  I didn't quilt hers, as there were up to 6 layers of fusible, so I guess I can't call it a "quilt"!

 For my son Jeff, I started this wallhanging last year, and finished it in time for his Christmas gift. 

I can't wait to make some more me-time for quilting!

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