Monday, September 11, 2006

Nashville AQS Quilt Show

As I have said before, I am a longarm quilter. I quilted the above two quilts that Jan pieced. I love quilting for her. She has such wonderful color and design sense, it is so much fun to quilt her quilts.

The top quilt is a lone star set with beautiful squares that almost make you lose the lone star when first looking at it. I love the use of lime green and black. It is a great quilt. The second one Jan calls "How Does My Garden Grow" and is hung with garden gloves. The center panel is a single piece of fabric and I quilted all around the flowers and had a great time.

Jan entered these quilts in the East Cobb Quilt Show last year and we received honorable mention for both of them. She decided to enter them in the Nashville show and they were both accepted. The photos show Jan and I at the show in Nashville. The photos were taken from an angle because of the way that the quilts were displayed.

We drove up with Nancy and Wendy on Wednesday morning really early. We saw the show on Wednesday and Thursday and then drove back again on Thursday afternoon/evening. It made for a couple of long days but was a lot of fun.

August Calendar RR

This is Puff's calendar. Her's was a blank calendar with no dates on it. I decided that the Dog Days of Summer was appropiate and painted the orange/pink/red background and then found some images from a magazine to add. Used ink pads to tone down the magazines although you can't tell from this picture. Finished with words.

Then I used the ink again on the actual calendar page and used some flower stickers. It turned out better than it looks in the picture.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Laptop Sleeve

One last post before I go to bed. The above pictures are of a laptop sleeve that I made for my Gateway. I had seen these for sale at a website but decided I could make/design one of my own.

My sister and I made 3 of these a couple of weeks ago when I was in San Francisco. One for my Gateway, one for a Mac and the last for a Fujitsu. You have to measure the laptop and then adjust the bag for correct fit.

The prequilted outside fabric is from Joann's. It is two sided and the stripe is the reverse. It is lined with fleece and has a velcro closure. The laptop fits in there tightly and is protected when you tote it around in a larger bag. I frequently use a basket for my laptop and other projects and this works good and looks even better.

August Calendar

Here is my August calendar. Not enough color to suit me so I painted the September calendar before I drew the squares. I think I will like it better. This one I used my new stamps to stamp the month and year, used smaller stamps for the dates and decorated with junk mail and other stuff. Included are my voting sticker (when I went to vote in the runoff election, there were about 10 poll workers and me), bar codes, part of a measuring tape, mailing labels and such.

I have 3 days where I forgot to write on it so decorated them with some stickers I happened to have sitting close to me. Hopefully, September is the month that the habit of writing every night sets in.

W Zapbook Page

Sorry it has been so long since I posted. I have several things to show but think I will write individual posts instead of trying to do multiple things in the same one.

The above picture is from a Zapbooks swap that we have been doing for several months. Each month we traded alphabet pages with two other people. I still have several holes in my alphabet, partly due to others and partly due to me. This is the W page I made for the swap. For some reason I had a difficult time deciding what to do for W and finally decided on Winter. Made the classic cut paper snowflake, stamped lots of other snowflakes on the card. Turned out OK.
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