Monday, November 29, 2010

Busy holiday!

After all my travels, my promise to myself was to sew over the four day Thanksgiving weekend. And I did. It was wonderful. Trust that everyone who was celebrating Thanksgiving had an equally enjoyable time.

I was able to quilt and finish another quilt for our Guild's Comfort Quilt project.

Then I was able to finish the binding on a quilt that Val Schultz had done an awesome job of quilting for me.  I have another quilt back from Val that I hope to finish in the next few days.

Detail shot
I also started working on turning those two photos I wrote about earlier this month into art quilts. For both I am using Mistyfuse for part of my fusing so these are both experimental pieces for me.

I made good progress on the leaf picture. Pieced together a background and started shaping some trees with Mistyfuse.

Leaf background plus beginning of fused trees
 I also drew some leaves that I will eventually fuse to the piece in fall color fabrics. I created a 'map' of the leaves and cut out freezer paper for each leaf (and numbered them). I will play with different colors for the various leaves before I fuse them to the background.

Map of the individual leaves

And I fused the petals on the clematis art quilt.

Life will get a little hectic again for the next two weeks but I hope to have both art quilts done by the end of the year.

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