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Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Works in Progress Wednesday

I'm still workin'!  Here's what's up right now.  I have completed this custom order via my Etsy shop!  I'm so thrilled to have completed it.


It's a bit bigger than 2x3 feet.  I added the tabs yesterday.  This is for Kate's new home, far away from the prairie.  I hope she just loves it!!

border, binding, tabs.

It was a big project!  So there you go - I finished Mandy's AND Kate's.  I haven't done much at all on Jesica's quilt except for plan things in my head.  That counts.  I just don't have photos to prove it.  : )

I put together a kit for Emma to make the Snips n Snails quilt from the Summer issue of A Needle Pulling Thread magazine.


Okay... I have to show this again for the WIP wednesday gang.  ; )

I'm on the cover!  It's starting to sink in now... WOW!

Emma is the woman I met in the fabric store, magazine in hand, trying to gather the fabrics for this quilt I designed.  We met by "accident" or serendipity, more like it!  She's making this quilt to send off to Australia later in the year!  Isn't that cool?  Even stranger... she had no idea this was me, or that I was even in the same city as her.  When I met her in the store, I thought she bought it because she reads my blog.  Totally not.  She just liked the quilt.  I told her, "so you are a real fan!?".  She was as thrilled to meet me.  It was quite funny.  If i see her again, I'll ask her for her autograph.  hehe

Our mail is up and running after 2 weeks!! WOOHOO!  I hopped online and ordered the fabrics that I used for this quilt.  They are all 70's solids and I just love the way they look together!  I'll have some kits ready as soon as that box arrives.  The kit includes assorted buttons and embroidery floss as well.

'coppertone summer' colors picked by the editor of ANPT

Then I headed straight out and mailed these postcards to various places around the planet.  I love postcard swapping so much!  I can't wait to see what shows up in my mailbox.  i love snail mail.

off to New York, Ontario, California, Dublin, and Saskatchewan : )

I am about to rework this piece as a commission from the last show.  It sold before the exhibit but I thought I would display it anyhow.  I figured it was a good one.  The person who bought it knows I'm reworking it and that's okay.  I was sure to ask first, because, well... you know.  It's art, and everyone wants an original.  But each time I make something, it's never identical, and I learn more about what works and what doesn't.  I look forward to this, it was a lot of stitching that was quite loose and free.  I really enjoyed it.

barbed wire & dandelions

Other than that, things will go slow for the summer.  All the kids are home and one has some homeschooling to do to catch up before September.  Thank you everyone for your input to Tips on Tuesdays.  I will be taking the summer off from that particular posting.   There were a couple requests for thread painting to be covered.  Hang tight!  I will be doing that and it will be quite thorough hopefully, as it's part of a group blog effort.  More on that later...it's a surprise.

See you all tomorrow!  To see what other bloggers are up to, go to Lee's at Freshly Pieced, and Esther's Blog too!

~Monika

15 comments:

Live a Colorful Life said...

Your thread painting is amazing! Wow. And I haven't seen that magazine here in the U.S. but it looks like a great one. Yay for the strike finally being over!!

Lee said...

Congrats on the magazine cover! Incredible! And the custom order for Kate is beautiful!! I just love the telephone poles.

Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

Annette B said...

Love those thread painting quilts, I would love to do something like that - but just the thought of it freaks me out.

felicity said...

LOVE the piece for Katie! Your work is exquisite, Monika!

CityHouseStudio said...

Beautiful projects, Monika! I LOVE the piece for Katie, too!

Sheila said...

I love your work , I'm looking forward to your thread painting post ,I do some but really would love some more info. Keep up the fantastic work.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

oh...good for you Monika; that is wonderful being on the cover...and your wall hanging is beautiful...

Linz said...

WOW!! Congrats on the cover!!! Yay!! And that top quilt... AMAZING!!! Really - that is incredible!! Congratulations!

A Girl said...

Congrats on the Magizine cover, your quilt is amazing.

Anonymous said...

Hi its Emma just wanted to let you know i started cutting the whate matreail out and so far so good. i am very excited to be starting it. will keep you updated on the progress

quirky granola girl said...

your landscape and electric poles quilt is amazing.

Leanne said...

Congratulations on the magazine cover! Your quilt of the prairie is wonderful.

Kimberly White said...

What a beautiful project ... living on the praries here in Alberta I would for sure hang that on my wall!

Esther said...

Congrats on the magazine cover! I love your quilt too!

Bunny said...

Your work is beautiful. Congrats on the cover. Pretty Quilt

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