Welcome to my quilting blog! My combined love of sewing and a degree in art brought me to quilting 25+ years ago. I love all the various styles quilting encompasses - art quilts, traditional, woolwork, etc. I have designed my own art quilts and patterns and also love traditional designs (especially needle-turn applique!) So come along on my journey and let's see what quilts we can create.
Friday, April 10, 2015
This is guaranteed to be non-caloric pizza - so eveyone can enjoy it!! You might even enjoy this if you don't like pizza!
I made this mini quilt (approx. 14" x14") for my girlfriend Kathy. She and her husband Tom just opened a brick oven pizza business, to go with their handcrafted bread business. The name of the business, if you hadn't guessed, is Joshua's Pie.
I worked on this little quilt on National Quilting Day. You know now why I couldn't tell you what I worked on... (Kathy reads the blog!). So I started constructing my pie on my work table, building my design with batiks. When I was pleased with the final 'pie', I glued the pieces down with basting glue.
I then decided on a pieced background....
and squared up my pie section before glue basting it down to the background. Next I added a simple border and I was off to the sewing machine.
A little free motion quilting and my pie was really coming to life! This was so much fun.. and really made me hungry for pizza!
I hand quilted the words on my mini quilt and then used a Pigma pen to fill in the letters. My quilt was done and I was so excited to pack it up and send it to Kathy for her birthday!
Do you think I got it right? Here are two pies that came from their wood fired oven.
Kathy and Tom with their new mobile wood fired oven
So if you are in Las Cruces, NM stop by the Farmer's and Crafts Market any Saturday and try a Joshua Pie or bread and bagels from The Bakehouse!!