When I finished this little quilt, "Asiatic Lilies," Allie left me a comment asking if I was planning to quilt the background. This struck a cord, because although I wanted to be done, I did have this nagging feeling that something was missing. So I hand quilted the background and scattered some tiny glass beads. I also embroidered over more of the leaves and stems printed on the fabric. Now it feels complete. Thanks Allie!
I'm on a campaign to finish up some UFOs. For a long time it hasn't bothered me to have multiple projects going (or not) at the same time, but now the backlog feels distracting. I finished this little piece, which is about 8 x 10 inches. When I first began to work with photo transfers I transferred this image of a painting by the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. This is a painting she made after she cut her hair in response to her husband's infidelity.
I made this for Leslie my hairdresser. She is an accomplished painter and she likes Frida Kahlo, and especially this painting. She also has a faux-vintage sign in her shop, "We Repair Homemade Haircuts," so I combined that caption with the image of the painting. I hope she likes it.
I machine quilted this recent scrap quilt. The center blocks got spirals and I made these eucalyptus leaves in the border. I realize that there is nothing between me and acceptable machine quilting but practice. I'm slowly layering my finished UFOs and lining them up for practice.
I may even have some finished quilts for Christmas gifts when all is said and done. Oh my, did I mention Christmas in October? Sorry!!!