Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Guess Why I'm Making All This Stuff!

Your first clue:


Isn't it cute? I used a flannel print with these goofy animals (who can resist a horse with buck teeth??) and one of the BQ patterns...BQ4, I think.



This is the back. I wish blogs were textile--it is minke and boy is it soft!!  It gives the quilt such a nice feel.


Your second clue:

This cute little elephant wall hanging.


Look closely...the side has little lines that measure inches.  Are you figuring it out???

And the last clue:


A fabric book with nursery (big clue) rhymes!!


So???  Can you guess what I'm going to be????

Dory




Tuesday, October 14, 2014

What is Going On???

I feel like I've just been quilting and quilting, yet I sure haven't been posting much.  Hmmmm....  Not sure what's happening.  I feel like I'm juggling time, like this guy:



Yet, when I look at my list of posts, I feel like this cat!!!!


Not sure what's going on....

Dory....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Friday, October 10, 2014

Deb's Bali Wedding Star

Two years ago at the Empty Spools Retreat at Asilomar, I was in Judy Niemeyer's class. Deb, sitting in front of me, was working on her Bali Wedding Star. She has an amazing color sense and when I saw how pretty her quilt was, I knew I wanted to quilt one. She overheard me telling that to my friend and said she'd send me hers. Flash-forward two years and guess what I got in the mail???


Isn't her color sense amazing??  I just love these quilts.  Feathers in two directions in the middle of the arcs and continuous curves -- except for where the star points come in.


If you look closely (or click on the photo to make it larger), you can almost see the purple variegated thread I used in the black/blue star points and the diamond shape in the center four-patch.


Or if you look below where I lightened the pic, that stitching shows up a little better.


I was very honored to be trusted with this quilt. Prior to quilting these two quilts for Deb, I'd never done anything for her. Talk about taking a huge risk!!  

Dory



Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fabien's Scrappy Quilt

This quilt is from one of the ladies at my guild in Port Townsend. They are the Cabin Fever Quilters and are a lovely group of ladies. Everyone there is just so friendly.

If you look closely, you can see that the piecing in this scrappy quilt is actually made to resemble a diagonal pattern. Fabien wasn't happy with her fabric choices when it was done and hoped that I could do something to highlight the angles.


I quilted this with feathers on the diagonal, going up one row and down the next. When you stand close, you can actually see it <wink>


Short post...thanks for having a look!!

Dory

Sunday, September 28, 2014

My Anti-Spam Rant

My blog has been discovered and not in a good way.


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Every day when I open my e-mail, I have at least five, yes, FIVE, e-mails from "Anonymous" posting comments on my blog. Why??  Does anyone every really click on the links in their messages??  On occasion, there may be one that sounds almost reasonable, until you realize its posted on a quilting blog! I just don't understand the mentality of people who program computers to do nothing but search out websites to post their idiotic messages and their worthless links.

So...that being said, to comment on my blog, you must have an account with Google or any other valid third party (WordPress, TypePad, etc.)  I'm sorry to do this and I hope you (yes, Sara, I'm talking to you) can all understand. I know this makes it a bit more difficult to comment, but please take the time. I love seeing that someone is reading!!

Thanks for your patience!!

Dory

(I'm off my rant now)