Still Life with Oscar

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Oscar, who happens to be my favorite kitty, is perched above on his chair in my his house.  He also loves to lay across my chest while I am trying to write on my computer, too.

The world globe was a Christmas present to my husband to place in his office/library.  However, I  stole borrowed it because it looks perfect in the great room.

The “Cabbage Rose” pattern quilt is hanging behind Oscar.  This was actually the very first quilt I quilted when I purchased my longarm many years ago.  It allows me to see how far I have become in both my quilting style and technique.

Do any of you hang a first quilted quilt in your home, too?

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Mini Artist Profile: By the way, I forgot to mention that the quilt that Doug pieced  recently that I quilted was a pattern by my friend, Jerry Fujimoto.  You all might remember this quilt by Jerry that I quilted a few months ago:

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I received a phone call from Jerry, saying how much he loved the quilting on Doug’s quilt, plus saying he was planning to send the quilt above to several shows this year.  I believe he said it will be first shown at the Denver Quilt Fest in April.

I have been encouraging Jerry to get his website up so you can see his patterns.  I have one of them I can’t wait to piece, too.   I have a feeling Jerry and I will collaborate on some more stuff in the future!

Jerry has also purchased an A1 longarm, so I expect great quilting from him in the future!

Fabric and More

I thought I would share with you some fabric I picked up while I was in Tahoe this past weekend. Here are a nice selection of black/whites with some cool colors:

Plus some batik:

and I also love this fabric by one of my favorite designers:

I just love the layering in the fabric above! I think if I made fabric, I would layer textures and colors like this.

I also picked up these patterns. The birdy one was given to me by Vicki Finchum (thanks Vicki!!) and the other I bought at the quilt store:

One of the projects I worked on was to make leaves with Mokuba Freelace:

I also made some fabric with texture using the mokuba freelace. Here are fat quarter trimmings from my local quilt store (they kindly save them for me) which are ready for stitching:

Watch for my mokuba freelace tutorial- coming soon!! I also have a phone number for where to buy this product.

That’s all for now. I have more to share tomorrow, plus I am busy quilting away this week! Oh yes, I also finished some more projects while up in Tahoe, too, to show you.

Happy Creating! Carla