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I love creating art. I love the Creator! And through that love, I find a little slice of heaven on earth and I give Him all the glory! It's a great adventure and I'm excited to see what's around the bend! Come join me, won't you?
Showing posts with label Indian Summer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Indian Summer. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Indian Summer Quilt

Paper pieced perfection. This is one of those techniques I didn't ever expect I would like... but I do!  In fact I love it!  I am not one who does much precision piecing as it's the free motion I have a real passion for.  BUT... It's thrilling for me personally, when I actually sew points, and they perfectly meet!  Like magic! It's VERY exciting!  Paper piecing makes me look good; like I know what I'm doing!  I am a 'wanna be' Type A personality.  Never could quite get there... but paper piecing makes me think I could, or am!
So, this quilt has been pieced, and just tucked away in my stash.  Gosh, it's been like this for a few years.  I haven't really known how I might quilt it... but I think I'm ready!  Some of you probably know what that feels like.  So it's time to get brave, and quilt it.  But before I do, I have a question for you readers, friends, and anyone out there... does this quilt need a border?
This is the pattern, from Judy Neimeyer.  I love her patterns.  She's a Montana artist too.  Her patterns are easy to follow (even I could!), and they come with the papers, too.  
How to quilt it?  Hmmm...  I think I'm going to take the quilt to a copier machine, and copy a few of the blocks "in blank" so to speak.  Then, with a marker, I will audition quilting motifs and see what appeals.  Does anyone have any other suggestions for me?  It will be another great adventure, I'm sure!

Yup, it's all in batiks, surprise, surprise! I wasn't really sure what I was doing when I made this so long ago, but I learned that really do love paper piecing.  But oh, baby! How I do love those pretty points and triangles!  Chills run down my back!  (Not really, but it does feel good!)
And I wanted to mention a Montana artist who's work I greatly admire; Cynthia St. Charles, from Billings, MT.  She sent me this beautiful little postcard recently.  Have you seen Cynthia's quilts?  Have you visited her blog or website?  You might like to!  You can sign up to receive her 'postcards' too!  I love this design, which is similar to the quilt.  I love blue and yellow together. So it's on my table just because I enjoy looking at it.  It's a cool program that she does that for her readers!  Thanks, Cynthia! EnJOY.
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