Valentine quilt finish!

I am happy to report that I finished the antique Valentine quilt for Jayne! I confess it was a lot of work, but do think it has potential as a local show quilt. I’ll let you know how it does in the guild show later this month. Here is a picture of it on my dining room table as I was clipping any stray threads:

My friend, Jayne, was ecstatic with the quilt and I made sure to praise her for how well this quilt behaved on my table and her appliqué work and piecing. Some quilts are so square that you know they will hang perfectly in the show as I predict this one will.

I promise to share more pics later and yes, I have some pics of the back, too.

I have some work-in-progress to share from my metal art class. Our first piece is a hydraulic press piece where you create designs with wire, then press a copper sheet over the wire design to make this:

First, I had to make a birdy:

And a leaf shape:

I’m still trying to decide what I will do with the above pieces, but I thought i would show you the kind of stuff I’m doing in class.

My first finished piece will be to make some metal beads, then create a metal and fiber necklace with them. I’m also texturizing small pieces to make a metal collage diva pin.

I’m just going to be myself and make what I like. I have a very cool sketch of sterling silver chopsticks holding a metal sushi roll. Of course, I have to first learn the techniques to create my vision. LOL!

I bought Joe a smoker about a month or so ago. He has been teaching himself the art of smoking and how to fix certain recipes. His skill level has improved considerably since his first 2 attempts, so this weekend he is fixing pulled pork- Yum!! Of course, that also means I don’t have to cook- which I’m all for! It’s a win-win!

Enjoy your day and a shout out to all the readers dealing with hurricane season, especially Hurricanes Ike and Hanna!

13 thoughts on “Valentine quilt finish!

  1. What a beautiful quilt. Seeing your metal pieces brings back memories of doing something similar, but on a much more primitive level, in elementary school. Where would we be without arts and crafts!

  2. Carla, I love the quilt! Your work is fabulous and it makes me wonder if I will EVER be able to do anything that even comes close to something like yours. Time will tell, but at least my doodling is getting better. I’m anxious to see more of your metal work. I love your blog, there is always something new and interesting. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I think you and Jayne should think of shows outside of your area. It’s gorgeous, and your quilting is just what it needed to bring it over the top. Beautiful! Now it’s time to put your feet up and have a big glass of wine.

  4. Carla the finished quilt is just stunning! I have one of my tops (a small wallhaning) loaded on the machine. I can’t make the first stitch!!!

    I love you metal work bird and leaf. Not sure how big they are but they would make all sorts of great items, pendant, pin, part of a wind chime. I can’t wait to see what you create next.

  5. About the sea glass, what is a bezels? If you let me know I’ll see what I can find for you, we’re going to the beach soon, and I have some on hand…how big a triangle are you looking for? If it is BIG and you want blue I’ll see what I can do, but no promises, obviously….

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