Thursday, August 31, 2006

Signing My Name


...well not my name, but my initials. I decided to put my initials into this quilt, and it got a little Las Vegas-y on me with the pearls and all, but I decided not to take it out (for the moment). It's hard to tell but this is chain stitch embellished with small pearls. I also did my homage to Georgia O'Keefe by giving this steer head a crown of flowers. I must've used the flash on this picture, because the lighting is over-exposed.

I've also been making the blocks for this crazy quilt by cleaning out my scrap drawer. It's pretty much empty now, and I love this kind of mindless sewing. I have a lovely red border for it, red being my favorite neutral. When I get inspired I'll sew it all together and put on the border. I won't be embellishing this quilt as it really is just a utility piece.



I'm off to San Francisco on Saturday for a reunion of my college girlfriends. I haven't seen several of them for many years, and I'm very excited. I also hope to visit some museums and to eat at some good restaurants. I'll report back next week.

8 comments:

Deb H said...

Have a great time!

The CQ looks great.

Lillian said...

Great CQ- and i like the chain stitch pearl combo.

Allison said...

Terrific homage to G O'K there! Very good that you signed your initials, too.
I ADORE your CQ scrap quilt. Are there women's faces pieced in there? Very neat.
I want to make one of those!

Debra Spincic said...

Love your crazy quilt! Looks fresh and colorful!

Your initials look just right and if you lived in TX, you could say you were a Longhorn fan! Very cool.

Debra Spincic said...

Forget to mention--since you are on my favorites webshots list some of your 1970s pictures showed up lately. Very interesting--suppose you will be visiting with friends from that era? Enjoy!

Susan said...

I love the initials! And that's going to be a great CQ. Have a wonderful time this weekend.

Rian said...

I love this lively CQ! It says fiesta! to me.

Jo in NZ said...

Your scrap CQ looks just fantastic. Can't wait to see it finished.