Sunday, March 31, 2013

End of March Roundup

Last week I quilted this tumbler lap quilt -

It started as a fat quarter pack and was cut using the GO!. I quilted an all over meander (it seems to be a much maligned quilting pattern, but sometimes it is the perfect design). I had pieced the quilt top last summer, and it is nice to have it finished.

This is my Art Quilt of the Month for March -

I used some of my first home spun wool, and couched it down to a piece of rust dyed fabric. I quilted feathers on it since I have been working on a FMQ feathers tutorial this month. The little quilt is 6"x8".

I have been doing spinning -

Silk and Merino all the way from Australia.
Thanks Joan!

These skeins are drying after being washed -

The bottles (for weight) help set the twist while they dry.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Rhonda M said...

I love the tumbler. I have two pieced tumbler tops and am trying to decide on the quilting. One is a 30s and the other was done using Grace from Moda. I quilted a doll size tumbler by using a 1/4 inch seam on either side of every seam and it really turned out nice. I am thinking about in-the-ditch or all over stippling, perhaps one of each since I have two tops. Yours is gorgeous!

Joan said...

Beautiful quilt! You HAVE been busy with your spinning! It all looks fantastic !

Raewyn said...

Good on you with getting the Tumbler quilt done! Your little art quilt is very classy!1 I like the way you are using the things you are making/dyeing/spinning - I guess that is what makes it very current. I'll be interested to see how your dyed wool comes out. Have a good week!

Janet O. said...

Love that tumbler quilt. I agree with you about the meander stitch. I did a tumbler a few years ago and asked my then LAQ to do a meander stitch and she had to be convinced. I just think it fits the quilt.

betweens said...

Looks like I can take that quilt all the way up those stairs for a nice nap.
You are really amazing with your art quilts!!

Marga (MarPie) said...

It is boring to say but I do too love the tumblerquilt very much. Youre little art quilt is stunning.

Warm regards,

Kathie said...

always fun to see what your working on now! tumbler quilts are just so fun and a great way to use up fabric in mho. glad you finished yours!
never saw bottles used when drying yarn interesting...
interesting art piece. love the quilting.
is there a story behind it???
what inspired you to make this piece?

Me and My Stitches said...

Love your tumbler quilt. And, what amazing, tiny quilting on your art quilt. Love it!

susan said...

Did you purchase a die cut machine? I love seeing your yarn handing with bottles as weights! You are a clever woman!
Back to my art...

Kindred Quilts said...

Yummy tumbler quilt... meandering fits it well! Your art quilt is amazing! You spin wool too? When do you sleep? :)

beaquilter said...

I just used my tumbler die too (small one) to cut out a "kit" from leftover fabrics that I already made into a quilt, I should have enough for a baby/lap quilt!