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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Photo Book

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Shutterfly photo books offer a wide range of artful designs and embellishments to choose from.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012 -- Iris Appliqué & Trapunto Pillow

I'm posting pictures on this blog site again because there is a problem with my website -- I cannot sign in and upload anything.  I've asked my web host for help, but so far all they've done is answer one email (out of half a dozen), asking me questions that are completely over my head.  If their questions are over my head, won't their answers be even worse??  I would have called them, but all I have is a cell phone, and cell phones have this drawback:  they do not rest nicely between one's ear and one's shoulder so that one can talk whilst continuing to go about one's Very Important Business.

Here is a pillow I just finished to coordinate with The Graceful Garden quilt.  I don't usually make the pillows until the quilt is done, but I wanted to do Cyber Quilters' bucket skill, which was trapunto, and decided a pillow was the perfect thing to practice on.

The stippling was done with my Bernina Artista 180 -- it's one of the decorative stitches.

I've turned the pillow and the flash on my camera every which way to try to show how the petals, leaves, and stem are stuffed (I used three layers of 80/20 cotton/poly batting), but it's somewhat difficult to see, I think.

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