A is for … Anticipation?

Summer is quickly approaching! I thought I would take that journey down memory lane from last summer and reminisce. Here’s one of my favorite activities from Alphabet Summer I.

On a side note, since her creation in summer 2010, the quilt has been hanging in the faculty art show at school, and due to the show’s high-traffic geographic location, she was occasionally trampled and kicked by small and large children (perhaps a tree branch was not the best way to hang a quilt…) But she’s a tough cookie, and has lived to tell the tale. She now hangs out on a safer (but not less-rowdy) wall at home in the Mission.

Check out last summer’s post:

Mis telas super bonitas

After spending the better part of the weekend feeling like my project was out of control (how could I let it slip into the hands of those fools at PayPal!), I decided to revert back to some good old-fashioned Type-A sewing to regain my crafting karma.

I dusted off my Bernina machine, got out all of my fancy gorgeous fabrics, and checked myself into the SF Art Rehab clinic (my bedroom on 16th street.)

Two fabulous things flowered from this therapy session.

1. The Fabric Flower.

As I was going through my fabric (see above picture to understand the amazing-ness) I found the last scrap of my beloved artichoke print fabric! Heaven! So in a complete fit of crafting ADHD, I set my original piece aside and made this flower straight from my artichoke-heart.

I just get so arti-choked up with emotion!

Sidenote- These button making thingies from Cliff´s Variety in the Castro (see below) are unbelievable. I have never experienced such an amazingly incredible crafting tool. They will literally blow your mind.

For fellow visual learners.

The button was perfect! It was one of the greatest moments of my life.

2. The Big Guy.

I will let the fabric magic speak for itsself:

I am lovin' the digital macro setting on my camera!

Machine applique flowers:)

Check out the Sue Nickels thread!

F is for Free Motion Quilting!

Ode to Alphabet Summer in free motion quilting!

The final "F" creation

I went a little nuts with the spirals... why are they so fun to draw!?

Update on the eBay auction: Two bids. Let’s give them some friendly competition! You could get something like what you see above… Here’s the link again:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160450196057#ht_569wt_967

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