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Welcome to my world where I try to figure out what I'm going to do next! These days, it is mostly quilting, but you never know what it might be... come find out with me!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Starting a series

ooohhh - does this mean I'm becoming a "serious quilter"?  lol!

After trying a new method to finish my little Sunny Days quilt - I faced it rather than putting a binding on, following this lovely little tutorial over at Serendipity Patchwork, I decided that I had so much fun, I wanted to do it again! I really like how it turned out but what if....???? 
Sunny Days - finished

...this time starting with some colour and raw edge applique.


I echo quilted the sun rays, which ended up with a little curved cross hatching, and then I decided I liked the look of the McTavishing I did on the original one, plus I loved the Sulky holoshimmer sliver that I used in the sun, so I combined them for one of the sun swirls.

sunswirl with Sulky holoshimmer
closeup holoshimmer fmq


I'm liking it so far!
Sunny Days take 2

I've still got my 4x6ers Building postcard theme and my Tangled Textiles Games theme on my mind, as well as my Mini QT swap that I'm still tossing around ideas on, but nothing is happening there yet, so I figure this has been a great way to fill my time, and keep the creative juices flowing!

Hope you weekend is a fun filled quilting good time!

Happy quilting!

11 comments:

Rachel said...

Beautiful! I loved the first one, and the second one looks like it will be just as amazing.

Maybe we should call you a "serial quilter"...? haha

Emma said...

I love the sparly thread and the effect of the curved crosshatching! Can't wait to see 'What's next' in the series...

susan said...

I am in awe. Not sure which one I admire more. Amazing quilting!

quiltilicious said...

Amazing quilting

Beth said...

Completely amazing. Maybe you could send me a bit of your creativity ;)

Leanne said...

Totally wonderful!

Beverly said...

Your quilting is amazing and gorgeous.

Kim S said...

I love this.... makes me want to do one too!

tusen said...

beautiful and intricate are the words that come to my mind when I look at it :)

Gina said...

Wow, these are fabulous! Love the detail and quilting.

MariQuilts said...

Amazing Quilting!!