Wednesday, August 3, 2016

My July projects

The Prairie Quilt Guild's July speaker was Lea McComas. I took her two day workshop on Portrait Quilts and hey, this is me! It was a challenge, especially the glasses, but I'm actually thinking of trying to make a portrait of the grandkids or a landscape art quilt or a tractor or ???  

I finally finished the heart orphan block quilt top and its being machine quilted this week. I can't take credit for this idea, saw it somewhere on the internet but can't find it again to give credit to the original maker. Does anyone recognize this idea? I did a little fine tuning after this photo was taken and also plan to add some embellishment later. It was supposed to be a wall hanging size but measures a whopping 84 x 92". 

Here are the orphan blocks I'm using for project #3. Any guesses what I'm going to do with them? Its already challenging my limited math skills. After making several mistakes and deciding to embrace them as design choices, I sure hope this project looks good when its finished because right now I'm unsure where its going.

Here's the color scheme. I love color!

Since I don't do well in the heat and humidity outside, I'm finding more time to stitch this week. My question - why do the weeds flourish in my flower beds while the flowers wilt? The other day I found a weed which had escaped my attention by growing near an invasive vine in our yard. It was taller than me! Since it's kind is usually pulled before they're even a foot high, I had no idea it could grow so tall. Weeds on steroids? So, so looking forward to the cooler temperatures of fall!

Until next time, Mayleen


  1. Hmmm...that is a good question about the weeds vs. flowers. It doesn't make a lot of sense does it? Your portrait is awesome and I love the orphan block heart too!

  2. Wow! Your self portrait is amazing!
    Good luck with the orphan blocks. I have more of those than I care to think about!

  3. Oh my gosh! That portrait quilt is amazing! Congratulations on finishing the orphan quilt too. It is super!

  4. What a fabulous job on the self portrait!! And the heart quilt is wonderful, such a great idea.

  5. The portrait is so very good. At one time, I wanted to learn how to do something like that. Even purchased a book which has long been given away.

  6. Your portrait is amazing! I would love to listen to a lecture on how to make them, they seem so difficult. Yours looks wonderful!

  7. The portrait is very good. Pretty in pinks.