Thursday, April 26, 2012

After my class its taking me a while to get back into the swing of things...  First I would like to show off one of my students work.

 Monarch butterfly on small black clutch she designed
Design on the top of a hat she made.

Then of course I have been talking to Arlene Baker about her wonderful flower mold reproductions (See other post labeled Arlene Baker) She sent me a sample of what she thought I was looking for plus some some extras...
I chose # 8 and of course the first thing I did when I received it was not follow the instructions.   I very carefully made these flowers out of my synthetic Lame fabric... They and a variety of other colors with adorn the border of the quilt.
It was so much fun I ordered # 1 and #21. 

School Vacation and a trip to NYC, the Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero with Sabrina, my GGD (granddaughter daughter) , her friend Christine and my husband. 

 new building at ground zero
 Christine and Sabrina on Liberty island
Me, Sabrina and Christine

and of course a trip to MOOD was squeezed in

Fabrics for a future project.  The fuchsia/cranberry cotton velvet is from Delectable Mountain Fabrics, the white with the grid is from my friend Gloria's stash, and the variety of silk organza's and coordinating tulle is from MOOD... and of course Opie the cat must sit on whatever I put down... except he will not sit on my lap...

Now I am back to my Lame quilt project.  I have completed all the circles and 1/2 of the background.  I spent the last several days ironing on the 1 inch Lame squares onto the second half of the background fabric and I am about 1/4 of the way through embroidering the sequins and beads around the squares.  
Hopefully by the end of next week I will have the embroidery done and will start the borders.

Enjoying the spring weather!!


  1. I love the butterfly :-)
    Have fun making the molds. I will not be tempted to get interested in the skill! :-)

  2. Butterfly is wonderful! I think, it's so pretty, because this student had brilliant teacher;))

  3. I'm intrigued by the flower molds! They're adorable. How do they work, exactly?

    Lucky you, going to MOOD! I'm a wee bit obsessed with that place and with M&J Trimming. :)

  4. The butterfly is stunning! Wonderful to see such lovely results after you have taught someone a technique. I have a couple of Arlene's molds and they are wonderful.

  5. You look great in NYC with those young girls babe! They got nothing on you! Loving your directions...I'm dying to hear how your class went. I've been under a rock for the past few months working on a few things and not much time to be online.

    Did your students get it? What percentage? I'm eager to hear how it all went and whether YOU enjoyed it?

    I see one student REALLY got it cuz that butterfly is GO-geous!!