Monday, May 14, 2012

Double Doodle

This is the latest 12" x 12" quilt I created for the art quilt group I am in.  The challenge was to do a 'doodle' quilt.  I put down a backing fabric, then layered batting and a background fabric.  I then randomly cut shapes and arranged  (doodled) them on top.  When I was happy with the design I put a layer of black tulle over everything.  I used free motion quilting to 'doodle' the layers together.  Sorry for the crooked photo.... BYW...Happy Birthday to me  ( :

Thursday, May 3, 2012

I'm Quilting!

I really do think the end is in sight.  I have been quilting for the last week or so.  I have had some sort cold  so I have only been working a couple of hours a day.   The water has been a real  challenge.  The top picture shows water at the bottom of the falls.  This section has 7 layers of fabric.  Starting from the back:  backing fabric, wool batting, base fabric, water fabric, organza and 2 layers of tulle.  You can see the texture created by the quilting. 

The second pic shows the quilted falls.  I took this on an angle so you could see the texture.  These were the toughest sections to do so no I think I am home free.  I hope to have this done by the end of next week so wish me luck.