|Rue--Finished January 2018|
In January, I finished Rue. You can read about the final post here. This project had been hanging about at least four years. I stalled because I didn't know how to place the different hexagons in an arrangement that I liked. Ribbon and some narrow orange cotton fabric strips helped with that dilemma! I added embroidery floss, some hand stitches and lots of quilting.
|Diamond Girl Finished April 2018|
My next finish was Diamond Girl which was my entry into the Clark County Quilters guild challenge of making a project out of recycled denim jeans. The pieced jeans were ones my brother wore back in the 70s, the lighter jeans at the bottom of the piece came from my daughter and the dark wash jeans came from me! The bell bottoms are embellished with metallic cording and metallic thread. The lace top was a leftover from an altered hem project. Her skin is paint on the wrong side of my daughter's jeans. I embroidered the notes and letters on my Bernina 790. It is my original design. I was inspired by a 70s tune, "Diamond Girl" sung by Seals and Crofts. You can read the final post here.
|Circling the Sun finished May 2018|
I had a piece that I learned how to inset circles into a piece of fabric. I also learned how to bisect the circle to create a different design. In finishing this piece, I dug through my fat quarters and chunk drawer of scraps. I had an idea of how to make a quilted facing. I tried it and it worked! I'm going to finesse the technique a bit and try it again soon! You can read the final post here.
|'Ole Truck finished August 2018|
I took a class from Esterita Austin to learn how her layered mono printing technique. It was an amazing class. Almost a year later, I found the courage to finish the piece! I created this piece from a photo that I took. You can read the final post here.
|Fly Home finished September 2018|
This project hung out in my studio for a couple of years before I figured out how to get it finished. A book, "The All Girls Filling Station Last Reunion" was the inspiration of how the project started. You can read about it here.
|Gladys finished October 2018|
Gladys which was inspired by the book "The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie," by Alan Bradley. You can read about it here. It was a Cheryl Lynch pattern.
Aurora Borealis which was inspired by the book, "The Snow Child" by Eowyn Ivy. You can read about it here. It was a JoJo Hall pattern.