Saturday, November 24, 2012

Let Them Be Wild

"Let Them Be Wild" was named after a verse in the poem Inversnaid by Gerard Manley Hopkins. 
This quilt was born as a political statement,  a desire to inspire others to contemplate and honor
 the wet and the wild, to preserve our oceans and the life within them.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Sweet Tree

Finally, I finished this quilt!   Started it months ago and it sat on the back burner while I completed all the ones that went to Lowell Quilt Festival.  This will be a Christmas gift for one of Bill's granddaughters. She's ten years old now. 

I improvised my Free Motion Stitching as I went along. This is the quilt I broke a few needles on before I took my machine in for a tune up. I had some dings in the needle plate that I never even saw but they certainly did make a difference. It didn't help that one of those broken needles was stuck inside my machine somewhere! Of course, all of this threw the timing off as well. FMS on a domestic machine is about all the challenge I need for this century!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Work Table

Hello there!  I haven't dropped off the face of the earth...just messing around with a variety of things.  Here's the evidence for those of you who think I'm a neat freak:

I've been working on a new art quilt - so much of my recent work has been finishing up projects that began some time ago:  Here's the new WIP (work in progress) and more evidence that life exists inside my little bubble:

While I was making some fishies to embellish my quilt with, I stumbled upon a new fiber art earring design.  Here's a peek as the design evolves:

These are made from remnants of antique silk kimonos - precious little pieces of silk that seem so perfect for these.