This has to be a milestone, 50 weeks worth of machine quilting with a different post and photo of inspiration each week. Last week I showed how I used my cookie cutters for inspiration. This week we will continue with the Christmas theme. Now I know you've all seen one of these. Have you thought to use it as inspiration for quilting?
Susan Brittingham's class Flower Power is starting in January along with a bunch of other online classes. Of course, if you have been following me along this year, you already know my love of flowers with my weekly flower blocks thus my strong interest in Susan's class. She offers a whole new concept on flower appliques with her class.
I needed some quick easy place mats for a Christmas setting, however these can be made with any fabric for any ocassion. In fact, they are reversible so the back could be used too. More about that in another post.
This week when I wrote up the rules on Thursday I had no idea what I could make to represent the restrictions until at least 24 hours later. Friday morning I had an invite to dinner and a movie with my best ever friend and we had such a memorable evening that I decided to use this for my stitch along tab idea. I collected a few things.
Saturday I figured it was time to make a facebook page for the Academy of Quilting so I created a cover image with one class photo from each teacher.
I have made many different poinsettia patterns for Christmas time including a stained glass poinsettia which I teach online. Today's block will also be a poinsettia. Here are some photos of the projects I've made.
This week Amanda sent in her challenge piece for the gallery. Did you see it? It is adorable. You can read about it in the gallery.
I was out shopping and bought some cookie cutters for a project I wanted to make - no not cookies believe it or not - when I decided that these cookie cutters would make really cool quilting designs. There were six cutters in the pack, but I decided just to make one into a design.
Earlier this year I mentioned the balipops and charm squares from Hoffman fabrics that I was planning on working with. Actually, it wasn't my own pattern I was making, which is unusual for me. Anita Eaton was working on a new design and I just thought it would look great in the volcano colors - black, orange and green for the most part.