Monday, October 5, 2009

Quilting year 2 in review

Last year about this time I posted a photo review of the first year of my blog. Now I'm summing up in photos the results of my quilting efforts from October 2008 through September 2009. I was surprised at the volume since I had not accomplished much of what I wanted to do. Much of my stimulus came from being a part of the Fast Friday Fabric Challenge [FFFC]. The challenges spurred me on to try something new. I really learned a lot. Of course I'm still just beginning; learning every week. As you will see, many of my projects are very practical. I guess that is part of my nature. However, isn't it more to make practical things artistically, instead of something purely functional.
If you want more details about any of the photos, please look over the lists on the right panel.

My first quilt of the 'blog year'. 

Nana was my mother's mother.  Although she died when I was 11, I still have very warm and wonderful memories of her.

Following are my insulation projects = keeping warm in the winter.

Kitchen insulating shade down = keeping the cold out.

Morning room original drapery over a blanket and insulating shade.

Bath insulating shade.  It made a BIG difference.

The next 4 quilts were done for the Alzheimer's Initiative; all are titled
"The Changing Face of Alzheimer's"

Annie's "My World in Black and White" entries.

"Mom"  = memories of The Farm

Ballet Trio

Ballerina On Stage.  One panel from the 'trio quilt'.
This became my blog title background.

       Cellar door storage

Following are some lap quilts I did in response to a need in our community. 

This is in response to "The Poe Challenge"

Quoth the Raven

Responses to various challenges + one for my Mom

Catch a Falling Star

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Fabric Interrupted

On Point

Quilting practice

heavily quilted yoke [my first attempt at a quilted garment]

My contribution to the "Little Gems" fundraiser in Birmingham, England.

Beach Girl

Following is a series of prints I did after making a doily into a printing tool.

These next prints are using nature's tools as a print object.

Soft green  fern [print from a real fern, stitched in gold]

Golden fern [multi print from a real fern, stitched in gold]

Dancing limes [metallic print from half a lime]

Thread saving container [helps keep it off the floor]

Airline travel purse [back]

Airline travel 'purse' [front]

Coccyx cushion [folding for travel]

Fidget Quilt

I hope you have enjoyed this summary.  Please think about doing the same on your blog.


norma said...

What a busy year you had and what a great body of work to show for it.

alexa said...

I always enjoy retrospectives. I wish you a happy healthy productive next year. Alex

Lise said...

What a busy year! I love the fern print, very delicate!