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.


  1. It's adorable! Love all your different quilting, too!

  2. This is beautiful! I love the diferent quilting and the texture that it adds. those clouds as so fluffy!