Tuesday, December 27, 2011

playing with a quilting friend

I just got home form spending some fun sewing time with a friend. I don't normally get to see her other than at UFO day because she works full time. At our last day, though, she mentioned that she had Monday and Tuesday off,  that her husband had to work and maybe I'd  like to join her. Once I knew my company would be gone, I accepted.
This is one of Charlotte's landscapes--of Quilted Chaos -- that hangs in her studio.

She made me a cell phone case today which I didn't take a photo of; she sells them in her Etsy shop. Then she made this little stuffed airplane for her nephew.

As you may know, I've had a bit of a fascination going on with birch trees. I've been working on different methods to depict them and when I sat to re-read my new book Create Your Own Freeform Quilts by Rayna Gillman, I thought it might be fun to use the techniques from the book.
Using Rayna's method, I strip pieced a couple of sections and I've laid them up on my design wall with a couple of the painted pieces I just did. The painted pieces will likely end up incorporated into the hanging in smaller pieces. I'm just getting started but I like where it is going so far.
I'm linking to the WIP Wednesday at the Needle and Thread Network.


elle said...

ooh,you are onto something with the free form piecing and the birches. The scene is very lovely! Always a pleasure to spend time sewing with someone, isn't it!

Sheila said...

Charlotte's fractured landscape is awesome , I did one once and it is challenging but interesting to do .Looks like you have an interesting idea going with the birches, look forward to seeing progress.

My Sweet Prairie said...

Lots of pretties in your post! Thanks for linking. Happy new year!

æble said...

I really like how you are depicting the birches. I may have to see if the library here has the book you mentioned. Thanks for sharing.