Saturday, April 25, 2015

Show + Tell :: Mosaic Art III + IV

April 25 2015,

Been working on more mosaic wood art. Here are the two latest wood art.

Both of these measure approximately 22" x 11". 

First mosaic wood art

Detail of first mosaic wood art

Detail of first mosaic wood art

Second mosaic wood art

Detail of second mosaic wood art

Detail of second mosaic wood art

On these two, I did a satin coat on them unlike the first mosaic wood art and the second mosaic wood art.

Hubby preferred the glossy look versus the matte look. I think I prefer the matte look. It's easier to clean this with the clear coat on.

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Show + Tell :: Mumbo Jumbo

April 18 2015

Another quilt finished.

The front of the quilt was created from leftover pieces of various backs of quilts, and the back of the quilt are also leftover pieces from the quilt "Boxed".

I wanted to decrease my box of fabrics from various projects - and the result was "Mumbo Jumbo".

Front of quilt

Back of Quilt
Title: Mumbo Jumbo
Dimension: 55" x 63"
Materials: Cotton Batik
Method: Machine Pieced + Machine Quilted
Date completed: 04.2015

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Show + Tell :: Spin Cycle

April 17 2015,

** Note: This is the fourth section of a four part blog **
Yet Another Wedding Quilt :: Part 1 July 28, 2014
Yet Another Wedding Quilt :: Part 2  August 11, 2014
Yet Another Wedding Quilt :: Part 3 September 1, 2014
Show + Tell :: Spin Cycle

This quilt just got shipped out yesterday morning to New York  to a lovely couple who will be getting married in Nashville in a few weeks. This was finished sometime in November 2014 - but due to the amount of snow on the ground, I was not able to take pictures till a few days ago.

Front of Quilt

Back of Quilt
Title: Spin Cycle
Dimension: 91" x 78"
Materials: Front :: Kona cotton Back :: Commercial cotton prints
Method: Machine Pieced + Machine Quilted
Date completed: 11.2014
Quilted By: Martha Garvey

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Show + Tell :: A Love Story

April 6 2015,

It's been crazy lately. I've been trying to get my ducks in a row for a local quilt show in June.

Included in the things to do is making a quilt for the silent auction. The theme / topic was "What's Your Shape?" So guess what I did? Surprise, surprise, triangles.

Here's the result.

Title: A Love Story
Dimension: 18" x 18"
Materials: Cotton Batiks
Method: Machine Pieced + Machine Quilted
Date completed: 04.2015

This took me approximately 1.5 days straight. While making this quilt I listened to "Everything I Never Told You" by Celeste Ng. OMG - it's such a sad story. It's so sad that it was almost annoying. Good story - but sad.

On to the next project.

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Show + Tell :: In Motion

February 13 2015,

My latest quilt is call "In Motion". These little squares were started sometime last year. These fabrics are the same ones that I made for the Starburst and Sunburst quilt. I love that fabric, and I bought many yards of it. I soon realize that I have to move on.

These are 2" unfinished and 1.5" finished quarter square triangles. Below you can see the progression of the quilt.

Cutting the quarter square triangles into the correct size

My collection of blocks

The start of the layout

I stack them up on the cutting board and placed rulers and wood on top of it so it would not get messed up.

My columns numbered

Pressing open all the seams

Title: In Motion
Dimension: 59" x 48"
Materials: Cotton Batiks
Method: Machine Pieced + Machine Quilted
Date completed: 02.2015

The final result

Detail of "In Motion"

Detail of "In Motion"

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Unneighborly Neighbor

January 29 2015,

The blizzard of 2015 dumped us 2 feet of snow.

In our cul-de-sac there are 6 houses.

We are friendly with three of the five houses, which leaves us not being friendly or social with two of the remaining houses. Out of the six of us, there are four snow blowers.

The unspoken rule is while the snow blowers are going, the participants who were not snow blowing would go around and shovel each other's walk way that the snow blowers can not get to. 

One neighbor (Mr. + Mrs. Piece-Of-S***) with whom we do not really talk to does not have a snow blower. What they do is piggy backs on the neighbors to snow blow their driveway. In the past years, they would come out when the snow blowers were in full force and they would pitifully start shoveling their driveway by hand.  As a result, either our neighbor from across (let's call her Ms. Run-Me-Over) from the street or hubby would feel pity for them and go and snow blow their driveway. Note that they only helped shoveled the walk ways / stairs once since we've been here.

So on Tuesday I had told Ms. Run-Me-Over not to snow blow Mr. + Mrs. Piece-Of-S***'s driveway. Ms. Run-Me-Over ignored me and snow blowed the driveway.

Guess what. Mr. + Mrs. Piece of S*** did not even come out to help or anything! They stayed inside the whole time. The next day, Ms. Run-Me-Over cleared their driveway again because there were a few more inches of accumulation - and again no thanks, no nothing.

Interestingly later in the day the two neighbors saw each other, and the Mrs. Piece-Of-S*** didn't even make the effort to say thank you. WTF?

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Show + Tell :: Orange Peel


Welcoming the new year with a finished quilt.

This quilt is titled "Orange Peel". This quilt took longer than expected, it took approximately 2 years to complete. It was more left to the side than being worked on. Let's say, it's finally done. Good riddance.

Dimension: 57.5" x 42"
Materials: Cotton Batiks
Method: Hand appliqued + hand quilted
Date completed: 01.2015

In Progress

Front of quilt

Detail of quilt

The quilt in the front entryway

The quilt now hangs in the front entryway. It compliments the red Ikea table and the red rug.

Off to working on another one.

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