April 30, 2010

Quilting Choices

After a somewhat distracting morning yesterday. More about that some other time---  I loaded two layers of fleece on the long arm. I've been wanting to quilt Dawn Rameriz "Wonky-feathers" and this seemed like a perfect palette. Fleece is so forgiving.  I've been practicing these on paper for awhile.  If you machine quilt---and don't have Dawn's DVD  "PajamaQuilter Reloaded". Please consider it for your learning library.  I'm not affiliated,  but I refer to Dawn's instructions and designs over and over again.  That is what's so great about DVD's. The instructor is always available!



This fleece quilt is for a friend who requested this color. I bought the fleece at JoAnn's  last month on clearance.   2-1/4 yards top and backing. The fringe is 4" inches long. 

I have another fleece quilt ready to load on the long arm today.  It's a fleece panel of an Iris---or is that an Orchid? Hmmm---- Unusual & Fun!


I really like quilting on these watercolor type free form designs. It's interesting outlining the leaves, flower petals and embellishing the various elements with quilting.   Stay tuned!

I ordered the new Electric Quilt 7 upgrade today! Not that I really play much with EQ6 ---but the new 7 version looks way more interesting.  Sort of verging on a photo editing program don't you think? I feel that's probably the real appeal to me.   Plus I find it's cheaper to buy upgrades each time they come out than to buy a totally new EQ program. So over the years since version 4 this is what I've been doing.  I wonder if this is the year I actually sit down and learn this program "well"?  Maybe---as I'm really into "learning stuff" lately. More than quilting it seems. And there is the other problem. Which should I do today? Quilt or study quilting, or read, or watch a quilting lesson on the computer, or draw, or piece a block---the list goes on, but you get the picture.  Aaaaaagh! To many choices--to little time!

7 comments:

CJ said...

Wow Angie your "wonky" feathers look awesome! The fleece gives amazing definition! Is it hard to work with, without stretching it?

Becky said...

WOW, I love Dawn. I have the workbook and DVD. Don't know why, but I'm afraid to try the wonky feathers on something. I've done other design ideas of hers, but the feathers are a bit intimidating. Not sure why. Anyhow, the fleece makes me feel a bit more motivated now. Just means I might have to a little shopping this weekend at my local Joann's. Thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

Your feathers look great. I have Dawn's DVD and she is good. It does take a little bit to get the brain and hand coordination going. Good job!

Mary said...

Your feathers look great. I haven't ordered my EQ upgrade yet but I will soon. I use it all the time in my quilting.

Diane said...

your wonky feathers are terrific--I love Dawn's DVD and teaching style too! I got EQ6 a few months ago and really need to learn it--not sure if I want to upgrade if I'm not going to use what I have...sigh.

Lyn said...

Super WOW, very nice!! I have Dawns DVD also, just got brave enough to try the "Dwirling" on a customer quilt and she loved it. May have to take another look at the Wonky Feathers. Thanks for sharing--always like to see what you are working on..

Diane said...

Angie! the wonky feathers are gorgeous! I'm going to go check out that DVD! No surprise to see that you are doing beautiful work!!