Sunday, January 31, 2016

Thread Painting the Shadows

I have begun to thread paint the shadows of the pool and then I will do the shadow of the baby.  As you can see the definition of the arm has become clearer on the right side where the shadow is complete.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Working on the Pool

The baby is finished and I have moved on to the pool.  I decided to use a circular motion, circles, for the side of the pool.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Stitching the Body

I decided to heavily stitch the body since there was so much negative area.  I thought leaving it unstitched would look unfinished.  Again it has different characteristics when you look at it up close and from a distance. 


Sunday, January 24, 2016

Stitching the Hat

I took the plunge and began stitching the hat.  I like the variation  of the material, so my stitching and thread color choices followed suit,

Saturday, January 23, 2016


There is no greater incentive to scrub my kitchen floor than when it is time to baste a quilt.

I thought the baby ducks fabric was perfect as the backing for the quilt.

Friday, January 22, 2016


When I heard the mention of snow lat weekend, I rushed to the quilt store to buy material for the border.  Whenever there is snow in the forecast, I make sure I have the essentials in the house-fabric needed for my projects.

I will choose a backing and batting from my stash.  Tomorrow, I will sandwich it and begin quilting.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Just the Left Hand Left to Do

I have to admit that doing figures is still a challenge for me, but one  I plan to overcome.  My main nemesis is choosing the fabric for the flesh tones.  I don't know why I allow this to stump me.  I wasted more time and material trying to get everything to my liking.  I think I finally accomplished a pretty good portrayal of the baby pictured.  I just need to finish the left hand.   Then I will add the border.  After that I will sandwich the quilt, and sew.