Saturday, June 16, 2012


I worked really hard to get this mini quilt for Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative finished. Just have the label to go. I love it! This is going to make it really hard to part with. It is a prototype. My DD#2 loves owls and I wanted to create my own design. I did some thread painting on the trunk and used some variegated thread around the owl. I started with a totally different background, then changed it to black.  I wanted the moon in the background so the owl would stand out better.

I don't work well plotting out every detail. It stresses me when it does not come out like the drawing.
The only thing I drew was the owl. Everything else is freehand seat of the pants cutting. I have a lot of fused fabric left over for another day.


Aileen Kline
AAQI # 10859

Thursday, June 14, 2012

May projects

I bought myself a Nook for Mother's Day. I have put off getting one thinking I would never use it. I was wrong. I have read 6 books is 3 weeks. Watched 3 movies and 5 comedy shows while sewing.  I don't think I have read one whole book in 6 years. I also got my 2 yr old grandson to sit still and watch Thomas the Train while I was FMQ. Win Win!

My DD#1 came down from the north with family for DGS 8th birthday. We got him a Nook as well. He was getting behind in his reading. He is all about technology, so I am hoping he will read more. It was fun to celebrate this milestone with him. Found out I have NO eye hand coordination for video games at all.

I wanted to make him a bag to protect his Nook like the one I made for myself. His mother also wanted one. I adapted a pattern I found online at Moda Bakeshop by Kimberly Walus  I made it a little wider because my DD has a protective rubberized cover on hers. I did decorative stitching on DD and DGS. It was a lot of fun using those stitches on my machine. My bag is plain but Celestial.  I have to make a few more for my other 2 daughters. They were just so much fun to make!