Wednesday, April 29, 2009

J. Michelle Watts class

I recently, actually on my birthday, went to a class taught by the national author and quilt fabric designer J. Michelle Watts. What a great experience for me. She is so sweet and down to earth. Even though she is known throughout the world by quilters and fabric designers she is a very humble person.
Above is a photo of the project I did in her stenciling class. We were given different patterns to use and taught how to transfer the images to a stencil and then paint the fabric. I chose to shade my image.
Then we were taught how to design our own stencils. The result of my designs are shown on black fabric with a silver paint and another with green paint.

Makinsi is 15

I failed in remembering a birthday, hopefully this little gift will make up for my oops.
Makinsi Gregory is the daughter of my son's fiancee-Sonya. They all live in Oregon now, and I don't get to see them, but I hope she had a terrific birthday.

Happy Birthday Makinsi, Love you, Gramma Jackie

I've been busy lately

Hi to all,

I returned from a trip to see several family members. You can get the pictures and the information on Michelle's blog at it was a wonderful time but I did feel a bit of a tug to hearth, home, Bill and my sewing machine.
However, the creative juices are back and I am now on a roll. I was able to finish the second of my Let's play ball quilt-I was commissioned to do two identical quilts. Here is the second one and it will be delivered today.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Purse for Rachel

I have just returned from my trip to MO, TN & TX. Had a great time seeing my two daughters April and Michelle- along with their families. Spent time with my sister Bettye Kay and her adult children/grandchildren too.
There were birthdays at the Jackson home and so I made a gift for my granddaughter Rachel.
She loves the color yellow and so this purse was designed especially for her.