Sunday, April 19, 2009

Two Down, Twenty-seven To Go

I always feel good when I complete a project since I’m so much better at starting than finishing them. I feel especially good today because not only is it a perfect Spring day, but I’ve completed TWO projects! And to top it all off, neither one of them will get tucked away in a dark closet.

The first one is a piece I started back in January (you can read about its birth in this post). Later, I added some color to it with Neocolor crayons:

stitchingoversheers

I beaded this piece while watching (or mostly listening to) TV. When it was finally finished, trimmed it to 8”x10”, added a back and binding, and fused on a label:

beaded_sheers_complete

This is going to my sister, Suzanne, and her partner Judith, who both have birthdays coming up. If you’re reading this, Judith, Surprise! Happy Early Birthday!

The second finished project started as a piece for Lily Kerns’ Fractal Fragments class at QU; I blogged about it here. I wanted to add a lot of fractal elements, but I just couldn’t get excited about it, so this morning I free-motion quilted the piece and made it into a pillow. I’ve never made a pillow before; it was fun!

spiral_pillow

And now, I think it’s nap-time . . .

3 comments:

Robin said...

Your 'Larkin' piece turned out great. I recently did the same thing and emailed her about my inspiration. You can see a snippet of my piece at
http://nestlingsbyrobin.blogspot.com/2009/01/happy-2009.html
Thanks for sharing.
Robin

Martha-Del Sol Quilts said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I like your last piece, the stitching looks very good. I'm hoping the get one day this week just to experiment with a new technique.
Keep on blogging

Dolores said...

Your beaded piece is beautiful. So much work on such a small piece. What can you do on a larger scale. Look OUT!