My Tattoo

This is about as close as I will ever get to getting a tattoo.  When I saw this embroidery pattern, I just had to put it on something, and that something was my denim jacket!  Dear Hubby’s reaction: ” Quilt Or Die!?… Quilt or Die!?…  It’s just a hobby!” I only wish I could have embroidered the larger pattern.  My Janome has a limit of 5″x7″.  I found it at Urban Threads 🙂

 

Happy New Year!

While Dear Daughter is at home for the holidays, I made good use of my “new to me” Janome MC350E.  I embellished a denim shirt for her with cycling woodland creatures – DD is very outdoorsy.  I also embellished a denim skirt with a back-to-school fish… In honor of her starting Graduate School in Fish And Wildlife Conservation And Management.

Last Quilt For The Year

Here is another vintage quilt top.  Someone someplace in time, painstakingly pieced these lovely umbrella ladies.  They had even drawn flowers, leaves, and butterflies on the top.  After I had quilted it, I spent some time embroidering them. I love the way it turned out! A recurring theme… I love ladies, Sunbonnet Sue, and house […]

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“Artsy” Quilt

I have a preference for utilitarian quilts, so this is as close as I will probably ever get to being “artsy” with a quilt.  In my pursuit to making decorative floral pillows, I cut out so many flowers and leaves that I decided to make a whole quilt.  I framed them as if they were […]

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The Quilty Silo Barn Along

Well, I managed to finish Lori Holt’s Quilty Silo Barn Along.  I started this quilt four years ago.  You can tell I used different muslin for the background.  But, these things really don’t bother me, so it’s all good 🙂 .  Now, on to the next project…

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The Quilty Barn Along

When I started quilting about four years ago, Lori Holt of A Bee In My Bonnet was having a quilty barn along.  I had so much fun doing each block, and barn.  It was a good introduction to quilting.  I finished the top, but never managed to quilt it, until now. I love how it […]

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Project Wildlife

Aside from being a full time student, dear daughter volunteers at the San Diego Humane Society.  Project Wildlife was offering a Paint Your Favorite Animal class, so dear daughter and I decided to participate.  It was a 3 hour class, and we were to specify our animal of choice, or send them a photo. I […]

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Sashiko Workshop

Our local quilt guild, the Citrus Belt Quilters, recently hosted Nancy Ota, an amazing quilter/designer/teacher.  One of Nancy’s talents is in the art of Japanese Sashiko.  My friends and I were fortunate to participate in her workshop. Since I am of Japanese descent, it was all the more interesting.  Now I really want to make […]

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Hiking

I’ve been under the weather lately, and thus have been missing my hikes.  So, I’m sharing some of my favorite local hikes 🙂 The abundance of rain this season has given us a beautiful and bountiful display of wildflowers. Mt. Rubidoux: Oakmont Oakridge Trail: Diamond Valley Lake: Vernal Pools at Santa Rosa Plateau: Crafton Hills: […]

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Birthday Pillows

For the last three years, I made quilts for my mom and my sisters for their birthdays.  This year, I changed it up a bit, and made them all floral pillows.  My friends were making them, and I just love the look.  I had made some for myself, and as you can see, they are […]

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A Doggie Quilt

When we go out of town, I have a friend who takes care of our dogs.  She is a super dog lover, and takes such good care of our dogs that I wanted to make her a quilt.  I saw this on Pinterest, and thought it would be perfect for her.  In lieu of batting, […]

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Frida Kahlo Tile

Experimenting with painting on tile. I just doodled Frida Kahlo and painted her on tile, which I found to be very awkward.  It’s very different from painting on canvas. And, you never know how it will turn out until it’s been fired. Despite it all, I think she came out kinda cute 🙂

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