Tuesday, March 12, 2013

What I am working on

Took a class from Carol Taylor. Loved the crop Circles but then I have always admired her Gong series and I have made many many drunkards path variations.




Here's what I started in that class. Really liked the quilting with the 12 wt sulky variegated.




Spent way too much money on it but the effect is really nice. I used the dual feed foot on my Janome to sew all those circles!






The following Monday I took the couching class ....the quilt I made is hmm well perhaps I will turn it into placemats?

I do like the two pieced borders and think I will use that technique again. Let me add i already knew how to couch but did like the way she used metallic threads when she couched. I think I had every color she was selling.






I did indulge in buying these two skeins of Great Adirondack yarns. Lovely hand dyed variegated skeins of all kinds of different yarns. Some people spent large sums so i felt good with my $110 worth of yarn for these two skeins.




This has been laying around the sewing room forever to finish. Tired of messing with the couching class quilt I decided to finish this small quilt. I dyed all of the fabrics. The edge is a hand dyed raw silk.






Did I say I have too much silk...velvet dupioni by the yards, shibori hand dyes that I did. Chiffon.







You name it i have it!



Lastly I have been madly knitting up some sock yarn. Just what one needs in Georgia and SC in the spring right? Hand dyed yarn from Yarn paradise in Biltmore Village in Asheville. Yummy stuff. Rarely splits! Important when you are speed knitting.



This one was past the heel for almost a year...love the color but oh my it splits so much! Think I got this at the lys in Decatur on Ponce. a great store but nope won't buy this yarn again!




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Lovely soft yarn from a silver threads in Franklin NC. Love it...it's splits but who cares?




Baby socks for my grandson Henry.





Did I tell you I have a grandson? Henry with his Uncle Ben at Christmas.


Next posts: Carol Taylor's trunk show, the Charlotte quilt show and one of my art quilts approaching completion.

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1 comment:

Sue in the Wood said...

Beautiful, beautiful work! Missed seeing your for a while. The baby Henry is precious.