This is a detail of a needle-felted wall quilt that I started for the Fast Friday Fabric Challenge 49, use of chiaroscuro, or light and dark.
I obviously was not very fast, since this challenge was from around September 2010, and it is supposed to be done in one week! I guess all together I have spent less than a week on it, but this little piece got lost in my sewing room. Go figure! I found it when I was working on the bookmarks for my art quilt group a couple weeks ago.
This one is a small detail of a Pamela Allen class workshop quilt that I started last May. I am so happy with this one.
You know, even when you've acquired a skill set, such as quiltmaking, you do have to use it or lose it. First, I forgot that I had changed the tension settings on my Janome when I was using metallic threads for the bookmarks. I made about five long strip sets for this quilt before discovering that my tension was set on "0." The bobbin thread was one long straight line. Then, I thought I was using my quarter-inch foot. I was not. My seams were about 3/8 inch. After a bit of frogging, I started to make some progress.
All week I have been discovering what I fondly call "Lily Tracks" around my house and yard. Lily Tracks used to be crayon, marker, chalk, and paint marks with which she decorated the walls. Fortunately, she quit doing that. Now she likes to rearrange things.
I noticed the deer on the roof of this house right away, because it is in our downstairs powder room.
Tonight we are going to Cary to celebrate Christmas with son Dave and DIL Emily. Poor things, they are going to Florida and Key West for Christmas this year with Emily's family. We will be going out to dinner, exchanging gifts, and hopefully spending time in their hot tub. I have been looking forward to that all week!
Speaking of Dave, he asked to borrow some of my "tacky Christmas sweaters" for a party about three years ago. You can see them all in this post. Any way, I never got them back- they were destined to be Tacky Party sweaters forever. But this year, Dave's office had an Ugly Christmas Sweater contest at their holiday party. My beautiful Snowy Christmas Chapel sweater with beads and glitter won him $75.00 for first prize!