Sunday, March 31, 2013

Flower Pots

My Flower Pots is finally hanging on a wall.  I've quilted for 22 years, been a Kaffe Collectives enthusiast for 10. This is my very first applique quilt, not counting fused applique. ;)  It took me 4 months back in 2011.  I purchased Kim's Flower Pots as soon as it came out, desperately wanting to make it but not fused, and I was no good at and gave up, the "needle turn" method. I was getting desperate. Then I met my dear friend Anita Brady, who taught me the "The Best Press Method"; a technique using freezer paper or heatproof plastic templates, starch, and an iron to turn the edges perfectly. The next time we met, I showed up with the Flower Pots pattern and she thought I was completely nuts!  A beginner starting with such a project!!? But stubborn as I am, I dived in.  A wonderful long armer in California, JoAnn Carpenter, quilted it.  And guess what... Anita quickly became a Kaffe/Kim fan and is doing Pandemonium with me!  It's so much fun choosing fabric for Kim's patterns together.
Flower Basket Medallion is nearly done but I got side tracked with Pandemonium. I've only got small blocks left to make - but what a surprise.... now I'm desperate to start Tress of The Four Seasons...... Heeeelp! I don't have enough hours in the day!  ; )  Happy sewing!
Sylvi Sealy, Houston, Texas


Saturday, March 30, 2013

My Roseville Top

Picture of my Roseville Album, It's on my quilting frame now.  I'm posting both pictures.  I did rename mine to "The Witicha Album" because we moved this year to Witicha Street. 

Friday, March 29, 2013

Roseville Album question

I'm still working on my Roseville's second block. I'm having a lot of trouble picking fabrics. I've got a couple of dozen Kaffe fabrics that I'm using, but it's so hard!! I'm not having much success with the fussy cutting; is it really necessary?

Friday, March 22, 2013

Kim's Trees of the Four Seasons.  Coming next week!!!!

Monday, March 18, 2013

This is not glorious or applique but it is the newest product that Kaffe and I have had in the works for a long time. Neutral color, gridded design wall flannel is now a reality.
The only design wall flannel that was produced previously was white. Kaffe says that "working on white is like working against headlights" which is why we convinced Rowan to make this product. Please encourage your local shops to get this flannel.