Thursday, May 13, 2010

Clothesline Bowls

I took my first ever sewing class on Monday and it was a class to make these bowls.  I don't normally take any type of classes but I couldn't resist these bowls.  The past two times I was at my quilt guild meeting, ladies kept showing off bowls they made during a class at Beth's shop.  Beth is the quilt shop owner in our guild. So I emailed her in April and asked when the next bowl class would be. She informed me it wouldn't be till May.   As soon as she sent out the new class schedule I had her put my name on the list for this class.  It was a 4 hour class and the time flew by.  It really didn't feel like I was in that room for four hours.  I only made one bowl during class time, the brighter one, but I had enough close-line leftover to make a second one, which I finished this morning.  I love these bowls.  I want to make more and more and more....

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Crazy Flowers

This is my newest fabric postcard. The theme was crazy flowers, so I used the crazy quilt technique for my background then added the yo yo flowers. I made a total of five, three for a swap, one my sister-in-law, and one for myself.  Unfortunately I didn't take a picture of all 5 of them before I put them in the mail.  So I only have a photo of the one I kept.

They are not all exactly alike, but they are all mostly similar, the flowers are different colors and some of the big flowers were actual flower shaped yo-yos, and on two of the cards the cluster of small flowers on the left had sequence and bead centers instead of buttons.  Also the crazy quilt themed backgrounds were slighty varied, same fabrics, but different placement.

 I love how the greens pop in my photos right after a rain.  Over cast days are great for taking photos!