I'm thrilled that you have taken a minute to visit my little blog. I'm Norma and I love to quilt, sew, cook, take pictures, exercise and blog. Right now I'm running 3 blogs! This one, my Quilt Guild blog, and the new Quilty Giveaways blog. Throw a husband, 2 kids and 2 dogs into the mix and I stay pretty busy. Somehow I manage to squeeze in a few quilts here and there. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and stay a while!
This year has seemed pretty busy and so my completed quilts have all been on a much smaller scale. I have plenty of large quilts in several stages of completion, but my finishes have all been small quilts for swaps. I'm glad I've found online flickr swaps, particularly the Doll Quilt Swap, because these small projects give me a sense of accomplishment.
Here is my favorite quilt of the year:
"Garden in Paradise"
Style: Trapunto Whole Cloth Quilt
Colors: Golden Yellow, Teal, Yellow Green
Fabrics: Kona Cotton, and Flutterby (binding)
Now before you ask, I'll answer a few questions.
- I have a tutorial on color tinting fabric here.
- This particular design is by Irena Bluhm, but I discovered color tinting before I knew who she was.
- The process pretty much goes like this: 1) Transfer design to quilt top. 2) Do a faux trapunto (somehow I managed to do more work than I had to for this step.) 3) Quilt completely. 4) Soak quilt top and let dry. 5) Add color. 6) Bind and add label.
Here are a few more pictures for you: