Saturday, September 15, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Tree of live Talit for my Niece's Bat Mitzva

Cotton Pieced and Applique

Back (Folded just past the half-way mark) 

This is my original  pattern: patchwork, applique and  quilted using  Free Motion Quilting on my domestic machine. I do NOT have  an embroidery system everything was done  by FREE MOTION QUILTING . Each letter was carefully  sewn by tracing it in gold or silver thread and then going back and filling it in to give the look of gold or silver filigree as I sewed.

 My niece is very into ecology, hence the water, tree of life,  earth, sun, and sky theme.

"I will Bless you and make your name great!" Gen. 12:2
Free Motion  Quilting! (AKA Thread Painting) 

My own Star in Sun pattern
 Silver  and invisible thread quilted details   

Front and  back of each corner 
Each corner must be square and  knotted  as prescribed.

Close-up of the back corners.  I used Graphic Converter and Freehand programs to alter Microsoft Clipart so the image was softened,changing the colors  to make the look more like an olive tree. 
Summer Tree of Life          
 My Original Pattern, Applique and  Free Motion Quilted

Winter Tree of Life          My Original Pattern, Applique and  Free Motion Quilted

Summer Tree of Life

Winter Tree of Life

Center of Back withBatik Tree Pattern fabric 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Dedicated to the Year of the Cat

A little Thread Painted friend

Thread Painted mouse and Free Motion  Border design

 Another Thread Painted Mouse

Back of the quilt

Free Notion Quilting in the border

Sunday, May 13, 2012

My Quilts


 To my total amazement this quilt was selected to be one of the semi-finalists in McCall's Quilting
Quilt Design Star™ 
 Contest a few years ago, 2010! (Along with about 130 others)  It was quite an honor for a beginner like me.

 Alll content copyright 2010,2012 Charlene T. Kriemelmeyer unless otherwise noted.

I  do not have a machine that does font embroidery nor fancy embroidery patterns, so I  used photo imaging to print a font and to add a shadow image of Sylvie's name onto the fabric.
Here is the finished wall hanging.
Along with about 126 others
Images of Sylvie were isolated and new backgrounds behind her  were created on my computer, basically designing my own fabrics to match each of the  pictures   before I printed them onto white fabric.

This is one Paper Panache's MysteryBlocks

 Wall hanging:  Center panel "Crazy Bird "from Quilt Maker Magazine.  This was one of my 1st attempts at quilting before I  learned how to photograph them and how to make a good binding.  "Maia" was my first attempt at free motion lettering.
This was the first time  I manipulated the photos to  isolate  the subject and create my own backgrounds  on the computer. Lots of fun, but time consuming. Someday, if I hit the lottery,  I'll buy Photoshop.

Chubby Charmers Pattern

 Free Motion Quilting on my short arm machine. My new obsession. See earlier post for details.

Made by cutting striped fabric!

Hospice Quilt. Free Motion Quilting Practice.