Monday, December 29, 2008

More Poppies

I finished the orange version of my Georgetown Poppies just in time to send it to Roswell, New Mexico, so that they could have it on hand for the guild meeting. I'll be going there in February and we'll make the poppies in a workshop. Quilting this on my George machine was a snap!

The first version was shades of red.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Got The Butter Out, or A Tale of Accidental Dye Discharge

Krissy always has her camera ready. She snapped this one while I was standing in the parking lot of the Crab Trap. Phyllis loaned me her handy travel-sized spot remover so that I could try to get the butter out of my T-shirt. The sauteed scallops were very good, but very buttery and I must have been hungry and sloppy. The spot remover didn't work, so I tried a 24-hour soak with another spot remover when we got to the condo. Still no luck. When we got back from Florida, I tried an extra-strength stain remover that I had at home. TA-DA! Got the butter out, but got some of the dye out, too. This is why the label says, "always test in an inconspicuous area before treating garment."

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Doodle-y Two-fers

I really enjoy this technique. Over the last few years I've made several of these doodle-y quilts. I have a sketchbook of swirly doodles that I drew with quilting lines in mind, but ended up using the designs for fabric shapes instead. It's so much fun to cut out the shapes and then separate them onto two backgrounds to get the positive and negative effects. This photo is of two little quilts, about 9" x 12" each, sitting side-by-side on the interfacing and backing so that I can quilt them both at the same time.
Did I mention that I love my APQS George? It's doodle-tastic!