Saturday, June 23, 2012

Octopus's Garden Baby Quilt

My niece has received the baby quilt I made for her new son Ronin, so I'm comfortable about posting photos now. Yippee!

Here it is, tada. Hand appliqued, hand embroidered, machine quilted.

Boat detail. I added a couple of kitties because my niece loves kitties.

Jellyfish detail. I stamped words for almost everything, with Carol's wonderful letters.
The octopus is a major player. You can't see it very well here, but he is smiling.

Here's the other kitty, exploring in his submarine.

I have taken more detail photos that I will share on another day.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

What I've been working on lately

Sorry I haven't posted much lately. I have been busy. I finished the ocean-themed baby quilt for my niece's new baby and have sent it off to them. I'll post photos in a few days, after they have it. I also have finished all five prayer flags for my sister-in-law's birthday. I'll post photos of them here after her bday (July), but I plan on posting them on the Prayer Flag Project blog sooner, one of these days.

I've also started a new quilt, something completely different: non-baby, non-prayer flag, non-applique. I would call it an art quilt by virtue of its unorthodox fabrics - not a quiltin' cotton in sight - although I am piecing it. I'm not quilting it, just some ties or buttons. I just started it on a whim, and I'm liking it.

Recently my granddaughter turned two! Happy Birthday, Samantha! Here is the dress I made for her, made with zoo-themed fabric we found in Cazenovia.

I also made her a birthday banner. Here it is in progress. Carol's letter stamps.

It turned out cute. They could use it for other birthdays.

I couldn't resist putting my "I Voted" sticker on Ginger on the day of the recent California Primary.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Cats and Dog and Tortoise too

I recently finished this cat for my friend Stacy's 50th bday. It's hard to tell in the photo, but it's free standing, raw edge applique on recycled black sweater. The cat is reminiscent of the cats in my "Dos Gatos Primitivos" quilt. 

Here it is in progress.

After this point I stuffed the cat and added the bottom. There's a packet of rice near the bottom to keep it upright.

Keeping with the animal theme, here's Gingie in one of her brightest outfits. The fabric is vintage; I got remnants of was an apron, I think. I've used this fabric in a few of my quilts. 

Gramps happened to be walking by just outside.

Hanging out together.