Friday, February 21, 2014

Last time I was in US, my friend Gloria and I decided to work on a landscape quilt of our choice. It should have been finished by the end of 2013 but other things got in the way and I just finished it today.

It has obviously a surrealistic feeling, which I've always loved and I named it "Zenitude"

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Trip to Tuscany #1

I recently joined an online international art quilt group,
and we have planned to work in series on a theme of our choice.
We have to make 4 pieces in a year and I decided my work would be based on a trip to Tuscany I made 2 years ago.

These are my first drawings and I decided to play with lights and darks. I will keep the same design throughout the year.

I was not really happy with the flowers on the bottom right, so I decided not to include them in the final design.

This is the final quilt. It is pieced and raw edge applique, then free motion quilted. No binding, just a facing to keep a contemporary look to the quilt.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Free motion quilting

Just finished free motion quilting on this piece for a friend. She painted the sunflowers in a class we both took years ago with Phil Beaver. I offered to finish hers.

I must say that mine is still a UFO, but now that I see the result, I might dig into my drawers to finish it!

I hadn't quilted in a while and was a bit anxious, but after a few minutes, I got into the rhythm again and enjoyed the process!