Monday, February 21, 2011

After the washing, things change!

Before free-motion quilting and washing, the edges of the colored scraps are neat and tidy....

......but not that way after the first washing. The washing makes it pucker up and soften, it mkaes the edges ravel and fray. [ I was compelled to trim off most of the "strings"... It is standard crib size, 45'X60"].

I used binding scraps to keep the colors moving, even on the binding. [of course you can't see the binding in this photo .]

Friday, February 11, 2011

Topsy turvy quilt

An easy crib quilt is almost finished....

A friend is wondering about the pattern, so I was able to scan it .....

It is from Quilter's Newsletter Best Weekend Quilts, Autumn 2010.

Ticker tape quilts, a new form of tile quilt!

The photo above is by Karen Griska, the author of the Selvedge blog . It is called "Stamp Collection" tile quilt.
You can read a lot about this on Pat Sloan's blog post.
I have a friend already making one of these and I 'm feeling that I will be too! What fun!!!
I'll be back to show you what I come up with!

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Indigo Reflections is now on the wall!

Held up by a small dowel, this beaded and embellished art stitchery piece is now in my living room! Fun!

Friday, February 04, 2011

Recyled Holiday

I found this doily for 50 cents at a thrift store. it was stained but cleaned up nicely! Last night was time to make something with it...we've been snowed in so using what I had was necessary! I used some small red velveteen pieces, some batting scraps for stuffing and added dried lavendar in the middle of the stuffing. So it is a 9" X 11"
sachet pillow and is on it's way to one of my Valentines!

New Quilt Block -a-palooza Quilt Along Group to Join

This is a Flickr group which is posting and making a block each week. The designers of each week's block are linked from the Flickr site.

The first block is "Flying over the Fields" by John Adams, Quilt Dad .

Now to download the patterns and get caught up!