Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I wanted to offset the embroidery on the quilt, but it looked kind of blah next to all the squares, so I added some fancy green rick rack to frame it in. Then I did some close stippling around the design to help it stand out a bit more.
It should have arrived to its new home in Illinois by now so I can post it on my blog now and not ruin any surprises.
You can see some of the other mini quilts here.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
|Since all the designs I found were small enough to fit on my 4 x 6 fabric postcards, I kept wondering if I could make one out of fabric instead of paper. So I pulled out my left over fabric scraps and gave it a try. This whale is my first attempt. It really was quite fun to make it, and I printed out some other free patterns from the Circle of Crafters website to try later on.|
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
This was my first year participating in the challenge and the theme was really hard for me. I had a difficult time trying to incorporate "Remember When" into a quilt. I even had a whole year to think about the idea and still I couldn't think of anything. I really did want to participate though, so I came up with: "Remember when I had all those one inch half square triangles? Well I finally turned them into another quilt." Lame I know, but at least it gave me the opportunity to put something in the show. Since the scraps were old, I figured that helped fit into the theme as well.
This last photo is my quilt in the museum. The quilt measures approx. 28 x 32 inches. I am very excited to have it there for thousands of people to see. (Last summer over 4000 people went through the Hartsville Museum while the quilts were on display.)
To see all the other quilts in the show, you can click here.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
When I made the previous two clothesline bowls, my son thought they were the neatest thing and he wanted me to make one for his school teacher. Since I know his teacher loves pink, we decided to make her an all pink bowl.
I wanted to decorate this one up a bit so I took the last bit of the clothesline and swirled it around a few times just for looks. Then I added some very small yo yo's for a more dramatic effect. I love it!! I loved it so much I wanted to keep it for myself. But then again, those are the best items to give away. If it is good enough to keep it is definitely the kind of workmanship you want to give away. :)