Monday, July 26, 2010

I'm back!

Sorry for the long hiatus.  I had to pack up my apartment, move to a new one, unpack, pack for an 8-day trip to CA, go on said trip, come back, go to a wedding, and clean the old apartment so I can turn in the keys.  Whew!  The good news is I have a new sewing room, all to myself.  I am ecstatic.  There will be pictures once it's ready. In the meantime, I can finally show the quilt that I made for Manuela for the ICE challenge with the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild.  It was super fun coming up with a design--I made so many sketches and finally ended up with what I had thought originally.

Manuela's ICE quilt

I couldn't shake the cathedral idea.  That block just really reminded me of those beautiful cathedrals in Europe.

I had a lot of fun with the quilting on this one--I tried pebbles:

pebble quilting on the walls

And  made fluffy clouds!
happy clouds!

And I had to have some wonky little trees!
wonky trees

I am not thrilled with the cathedral window, but here is a close up anyway:
cathedral window

And finally, the back.
the back!

I hope you like it Manuela!  I had so much fun making it.

Friday, July 2, 2010

how could I forget?

I can't believe I forgot to post this.  A shout out to Jacquie, for being awesome in general, but I won her giveaway and got her quilt last week.  It is lovely!

Thanks Jacquie!