Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Seven Sisters Quilt Show

This last weekend was the Seven Sisters Quilt Show. There are seven large mountains in the San Luis Obispo for which the show is named. 
There are six guilds that participate in the annual show.

Below are the quilts I had in this year's show:

All That Glitters:  This is a reverse applique quilt that I've shown on the blog before. It was done as part of a group challenge.

Mars Moonscapes: This one has some of my itajime and arashi shibori fabrics with hand quilting and embroidery.

Tsunami Sunrise - This is with lots of tedious, but to me enjoyable, fabric manipulation.

This week's stitch for my TAST Facebook group was the wheatear.  It was a fun one.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Embroidery Sampler New Stitches

Last week and this week, the stitches for my Facebook TAST group were variations on the chain stitch.  Here is my sample for the Whipped Chain stitch.

Below is my sample for Cable Chain Stitch.

Monday, June 4, 2018

New Arashi Shibori Quilt

I used one of my latest shibori pieces in a new little quilt 
 about the raging fires last year in the central coast area of California. There's already been fires in Southern California, and in New Mexico and Colorado this last week.

The trees are cut from cheesecloth I dyed black. 
I then put a layer of tulle over it and machine quilted it.

On a lighter note, here are some pictures of hollyhocks in my garden.  
I have tried for years to grow them with no luck, 
but this year, the seeds took to the soil and they are gorgeous!