Sunday, May 30, 2010

New Mini Quilt

My youngest son wanted to sell a quilt in his school store. He asked me to help him make it. He chose the fabrics, traced the patterns onto fusible webbing, and helped with the placement. As I was finishing it for him, his father hated to see it go. So, he offered him real money, instead of school bucks for it. SOLD for $25. I tried to make the stitching fun and whimsical because I thought a child would be getting it. I'm really glad it is staying in the family.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Another Interest

I'm sure some of you are wondering what happened to me. It's been a busy month, several customer quilts, and much family happenings. However, I am on week 8 of a 10 week ceramics class (only 2 left), and I wanted to show the pottery I've been making. Some of the pots I received help from my instructor. Some were wheel-thrown, and some formed in a mold (of sorts). Anyway, I love them, and have even started using them. Check out the slideshow below.
I'd love to hear your comments.

I have enjoyed ceramics - only 3 hours a week, but very productive hours. The only down side for me is it took a long time to get to the finished product. I will have my next set of pottery in 2 weeks. We finish trimming and shaping this week, they get the first firing this weekend, then, we glaze next week. We can then return the following week to pick them up. I've had a great instructor, very patient and knowledgeable. There are about 7 of us in the class, each of us doing our own thing, and Beth is very helpful with whatever we are doing.

Hoepfully, I will show you another quilt in the next day or two. I have one finished and one in the works. Lots of fun! Summer is almost here, and I'll be doing more home projects, but still will take time to quilt.