Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Magnolia II Quilt

Life …

Ashton can beat me in putting these puzzles together.

… as a Quilter

I cut out the petals from a fabric made of soft pastel colors.

I thought at first that I would quilt all the background +/- 1/8” apart so I started in the middle and was working my way out to the top and bottom. And then I changed my mind. I decided to quilt approximately 2” apart and then fuse my magnolia to the quilt. Why waste all that beautiful thread under the magnolia?

I highlighted the pastel petals with Inktense pencils and love the darkening effect.

And now it’s on to the quilting.

 Creations by Nina-Marie 

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Life and Quilts

Life …

I enjoyed lunch with quite a few of our church ladies at a local Mexican restaurant celebrating Chrystal’s 40th birthday.

One day I visited Ashton’s kindergarten class.

Miss Claudia keeps the children’s attention.

… as a Quilter

I am thrilled that my piece “A Glimpse Through the Lattice”

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… has been chosen to be included in the “Southern Accents” exhibit in Melbourne, FL at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts.

Paul and I recently had a trip to Florida for the Son Light Missions board meeting.
Caleb Stauffer retired after serving on the board for many years.
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Then we too like to take in the FL Haiti Benefit Auction. I especially like to check out the quilts.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Life and “Amazing Grace”

Life …

We had our family all together when Dustin & Gina arrived from Los Angeles. Here are all my girls with an antique meat fork or pie crust cutter. I’m trying to pass out some of the things I have accumulated over the years.
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The boys each got an awl that I had purchased at my folks sale. Father turned the handles on the lathe to his liking.
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We gave the grandchildren each a puzzle or game.
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… as a Quilter

I finished a challenge to use this symbol in an art quilt.
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It reminded me of the sol in shaped note music. So, I took a picture of a song...
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...and printed it out on fabric and layered it with the batting and backing.

Then I machine quilted it +/- 1/8” apart over the whole surface.

I machine stitched over all the music and lettering. I’m calling it “Amazing Grace.” It measures 8”X10” and is finished with a narrow binding and ready to hang.
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And now I have started on my second Magnolia which is to be 36” square. You can see my first Magnolia here.
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~~~ Parting Shot ~~~
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Friday, January 09, 2015

Dustin and Gina Visit, Georgi’s Birthday, and “Another Glimpse”

The long awaited day finally arrived. I picked up Dustin and Gina at Key Field in Meridian. Dustin enjoyed telling us about some history of the airport while we waited for luggage.
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Georgi had her 5th birthday last week.
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She had a hard time blowing out her candles. They kept reigniting, so Andy helped her blow.
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Joel enclosed and finished out a cubby hole in their loft just a little bigger than a twin size mattress for a new place for the girls to sleep since they are boarding our kindergarten teacher, Claudia. Claudia is Sheila’s sister.
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I’m stitching the cattails down on my quilt, “Another Glimpse.”

Since Dustin and Gina came home for a visit …

… we invited some of the cousins in for an evening of fellowship.
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We had a special lunch at Mi Ranchitos.

Phil and Amanda with Emily and Colton came for a night to visit with Dustins.

Sunday, January 04, 2015

On My Design Wall

Now that I have changed out the white paper for the brown fabric to make a silhouette cattail bouquet arrangement, I’m struggling with the dark brown cattail against the spot of dark brown background.

By moving the arrangement down and to the left (from my earlier post) making it look like there is more room between it and the lattice, it puts the bottom of the vase in the dark brown fabric. I hope that is OK. Maybe it would help to add 2 more cattails. I’m so undecided.

Patchwork Times Working In A Series   Creations by Nina-Marie
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