Monday, March 30, 2009


I learned to sew when I was 13, by my Aunt. Every summer we would visit her and she would try to teach my sister and I how to sew. I think my sister was better at it than me. Anyway, I have gotten better over the years. I am teaching myself how to quilt. I don't belong to any guilds yet. I want to learn how to do it first. Below, I was playing around with some scraps of fabric that were given to me in a floral print. I thought I could make pillow shams out of them, but the design appears to be too big for shams, and there isn't enough fabric, so these may have to be cut down and made into pillows, I don't know.

Landscape Quilts

This is my first landscape quilt and it is still not finished yet. I started this landscape quilt more than a year ago and need to finish it. Part of my problem is that I don't have a lot of room to work on quilts where we live right now. So most of the time I have to set up my machine at the kitchen table. It is real hard to work on projects like this, but I love to do them. I still need to stipple the right section of the quilt - the hillside and fence area. I just have safety pins holding everything together right now.

Here is a closeup of the sky - showing the stippling around the seagulls and clouds.

Here is another one. I found fabric of the lighthouse and seagulls, so I just cut them out and appliqued them on, and stippled around them. The clouds were done using my embroidery machine.

Then the water section, I used tulle and placed it over blue fabric to give it a sheen. Then I embroidered over that. Trying to show ripples in the water. The hills were some green fabric that I cut and shaped into hills for the background below.