Thursday, May 12, 2011

Quilt Tops & Crochet



My first quilt top, which was the first "Scrap Lab" offered by Fig Tree is finished! Now to buy a thin batt and umn, quilt it. Yikes. This is supposed to be "turned" (like a pillow) rather than have a binding.



At last I let myself try out making a few crochet edgings from a book I got a few Christmases ago. These have yet to be blocked. I love white crochet. :) So reminds me of eyelet lace.

From the Bay of Evil, a rare treat for me~



This is an animation cel of the cat Luna from the Sailor Moon anime. I just love it. I can't recall the last time I bought a piece of original art--FAR TOO LONG.



The cel is only the black cat; the other elements are on heavy stock and behind the cel.



I'm so glad I treated myself, something I NEVER do. :)



Another Spring treat I forgot to show you last time; this is an avocado milkshake from the Vietnamese restaurant up the street. It may sound crazy, but if you love vanilla milkshake you'll at least like this!



This shot *almost* captures the soft green color.

In other news the model for my first design is ALL FINISHED all that remains is to wrangle my working draft into something publishable. From my experience with MacStitch 2009, I would advise any interested party to never buy ANY iteration of that software. Not entirely objective considering I've only used one version, but there it stands.

14 comments:

Sadie said...

I love your quilt! Berit, it is beautiful. I'm sure you will get on fine with the quilting. Being turned sounds easier than having to bind it. Have faith!
Lovely crochet trim too. You are a very talented lady! Just wondering how long each one took to make? They look very intricate.
And good for you, getting yourself a couple of treats.
Very cute cat :-)

Myra said...

Berit, your quilt top looks fabulous! I just love those fabrics. You will do just fine with the quilting, just take your time. :o)

That cel is adorable. Love the little moon on the cat's head.

Um, avocado shake?? No thank you. Hope you have a great weekend!

I wanna see that model!

Margaret said...

Glad your blog post reappeared! Whew! Now I can look and comment. lol! Love the quilt!!! And the crochet -- gorgeous! Looks like lace! I'm pretty sure my DD liked Sailor Moon, Might be wrong though. As for the avocado shake -- hhmmmmm. I'll have to think on that one. Love avocadoes, but. Hmmmmm....

Catherine said...

I love your quilt top and your edgings!! What a cute piece of artwork! I love the kitty! I think I'll leave you to the avocado shake - I'll stick to chocolate!

KarenV said...

Well, I did email you, but I'll comment here as well :) Love the quilt top, those colours really are gorgeous! Your crochet edgings are very pretty, they are perfect for finishing small pillows and the like.

zoomcity said...

The quilt top is so pretty and sounds relatively simple to finish. I can't wait to see it. I love the crochet! I'm kind of skeptical about that avocado shake, though. ;)

Carol said...

Your very first quilt top is gorgeous Berit and oh, those crocheted edgings are amazing. I would love to learn how to do that. Did you teach yourself? I just love how dainty and pretty they are...

I'm glad you treated yourself--we all need to do that once in a while. It felt good to get the cel from Ebay, didn't it :) Very cute!!

Brigitte said...

Wonderful, this quilt top. Great fabrics! And oh, all these beautifully crocheted edgings. I'm very curious to see how you will use them.

Giovanna said...

Lovely quilt top, and the lace is really pretty!

Suzanne said...

I love the quilt top, it looks lovely. Great work with the crochet. I love crocheting lacey edging, but I haven't done any for a long time now.

Christina said...

You're a lady of many talents Berit...quilting, crochet, cross stitch...the list is endless! Do you have any more crafty talents up your sleeve?!

I love your latest purchase. It's so nice to treat oneself every now and again. I really like the artist Mackenzie Thorpe and every year I treat myself to one of his limited editions (my last purchase was from the bay of evil too!). Yes, they're expensive, but I'd much rather have one piece of original art, than 10 mass produced pieces. (such a snob - I know!)

Littlebit said...

OH, Berit! I'm so far behind in blog browsing, and I see you are way ahead of me! Your quilt top is absolutely beautiful! I must look further into that pattern. I love the more simple quilts, and the fabrics, of course, are perfect. Your crocheting is also beautiful. Love the art work! I could even down that shake. :)

Siobhan said...

Your crochet trim looks so neat!!

I love love love that quilt. Anything Fig Tree makes me swoon. I have been drooling over all of Joanna's Market reports. Beautiful work!

Lynn said...

Your quilt top is amazing Berit! So pretty! And that trim is gorgeous too. Was it difficult to do? It's so delicate looking.