Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sewing Again!!!

Here is a peek at my Spice Market bed quilt. Yes, after a year and a half of hand quilting (very slowly) the quilt is on my bed. I love it! I'll show you more once I finish the pillow covers.
Last weekend my mother and stepfather came for a visit. I am always grateful to have company. I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I love the added incentive it gives me to clean the house. I finally completed a huge reorganization of the house before the long weekend. Life is in order and the house is still clean. I can sit and sew with out guilt. I also completed a month long stint of fabric dyeing last week.
This is what I spent part of my weekend working on. These are some of the more popular colorways of my quilt block jewelry. I keep running out of stock so I am sewing many multiples to try to build enough stock to get me through the summer.
Last night I worked on the most tedious part of making the jewelry. I cut two 11"x 14" pieces of thin glass into 3/4"x 3/4" squares. To cut, wash and dry these tiny pieces of glass takes about 6 hours. I will clean the glass one more time with window cleaner before assembling the pieces.


karenfae said...

neat stuff! hand quilting is rewarding even if it takes longer to do isn't it, nice quilt.

Judith said...

Love the quilt. you must have the patience of a saint to cut glass into all those small peices.

Lynn said...

beautiful the one hanging too! Loved seeing your work space.
Your jewelry is simply amazing!
Are the earrings very heavy?
All so pretty. I cannot even imagine the process of making these small things and they are so very perfect! Bravo!!!!

Jackie said...

Your quilt is beautiful! And you know I love the jewelry. You're so talented!

Millie said...

Hand quilted quilts are so pretty...cannot wait to see your finished quilt. And I always enjoy looking at your pretty jewelry. Thank you for sharing and have a great weekend.

Plays with Needles said...

What I can see of the quilt is beautiful -- hand work, when finished, is SO satisfying!

Loved the WIP pic of your smalls for your jewelry. I have always loved you pink/green log cabin brooch...OK, all of them! I'd love to see pics of how you work on such tiny's a real gift to have such skinny fingers!!

Jackie said...

Your quilt is lovely. Well done. I don't know how on earth you do that lovely tiny work.
I know and love that feeling after feels great!

Greenmare said...

I was thinking about all that glass cutting.
how are your fingers? and it's such thing thing glass!!

Faith said...

Oh you just cant beat hand quilting I love it, I prefere hand quilting to machine work but both can be nice. The jewellery is absolutely stunning. I have so enjoyed looking at the pictures.
ps thankyou for sending me that link about the classes when I can afford it I will try some.

Mermaids Purse said...

The quilt looks fabulous!