Thursday, October 17, 2013

In the Works

I've been pretty quiet on this blog lately, but it's not because I don't have things to share. Usually I like to share things when they are all done and pretty, but I was inspired by my friend Anne, to share what I've been working on lately.

These watermelons will become a larger fruits & veggies quilt that will hang in our local Alfalfa's grocery store. They have generously let a slew of women (The Boulder Modern Quilt Guild) into their meeting space once a month to sew, chit-chat, and commune with noisy machines and foot pedals. 
This whole quilt is paper pieced, but I think I got the easier blocks! 
I've been loving the chance to experiment more with paper piecing. I think I've finally figured out some of the tricks of getting the piecing to remain strong and intact.
I'll have 5 finished by the time the guild meets on Saturday.

Last month an instagram friend and local crafter, Jesi, set up an online auction to raise money for some families that were devastated by the recent flooding. The auction brought in over $700 dollars. I offered up one of my custom I-Spy quilts and a sweet momma won it for her son, Hendrix. 
I've been spending most of the time getting this one done and can't wait to deliver it to them.

This polaroid quilt is a semi-secret project that I hope to deliver to a friend soon. After seeing a lot of people making these quilted polaroids, I knew I wanted to try it too. I opted for a cheery color as the backdrop and so far love it. It's just waiting for a backing and then I'll be ready to quilt it. 

What's not pictured is the pile of quilt tops that still need to be completed, the medallion that is so close to being done, or the two fabric piles next to the desk that will hopefully become quilts soon too.
It's safe to say that I'm a little addicted to the sound of the machine and the soothing rhythm of the iron. 
It's also safe to say that I'm a busy girl.

1 comment:

Michele Rogers said...

Denise, The quilts are beautiful!! I really like the photo one, with all the activities shown. Its a quilt anyone would want to share!