My friend S. commissioned me to make a quilt, specifically with a tree of life motif that represented her wonderful life with her spuuse and their son. Working within a specific budget, I suggested a really raw-edge applique, one which would allow me to make something beautiful yet not break the bank. This quilt, I […]
Wordless Wedne… Wait, what day is it?
Oops. This week has gotten away from me!
Tree of Life–Work in Progress
A while back, I had written about the quilt commission I had for a tree of life, where I planned to use Rose Hughes’s Fast Piece Applique technique. In that time, though, I realized that I had envisioned it as a *really* raw edge applique, to be completed on my longarm rather than on my […]
Prepping Batiks–technique of the week
I have been pulling together some really lovely batiks in autumn colors for a friend who has commissioned a queen-sized tree of life quilt. This is going to be a bed quilt, and the background is going to be Kona snow or eggshell. Because it will see real use, it will also be seeing the […]
Fun with a new-to-me technique of the week
This one is a simple one, but it was one that got me thinking of a all the different ways it can be applied. I had originally drawn a sketch of the tree of life quilt that I wanted to do so that it would be 80″ x 80″, but after talking with my client, […]
Technique of the week 4/26/13–fast-piece applique
I have a commission for a queen-size raw-edge applique quilt featuring a tree of life. It’s to be organic-feeling (you know, since it’s a tree), and I want it to have some texture to it as well. I also have a big quilt planned with some very large gradual curves, and am looking at different […]