Thursday, November 4, 2010
I started with pieces of home dec fabrics that were sample cuts from a local wholesale supplier. I've been obcessed with birds lately and decided to come up with an owl design that would work on the bag. I couldn't spend much time on it so it had to be simple but fun. I just did some free cutting of my fabrics and made a simple owl pattern and quickly rough edged the applique to the bag front.
After spending the afternoon sewing, un-picking, sewing, un -picking over and over again. I came close to what I wanted. It still needs some tweeking but I'm getting close.
Let me know what you think. I'll be having a fun giveaway on Nov. l5th so stay tuned. I'm going to start posting on my blog at least everyother day starting the 15th. There will be giveaways, tutorials and lots of new projects in the months ahead.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
This bird is one of the pieces that I will be selling at the show. I am also considering do this design in a mini quilt for my DQS9 partner. I have finished another quilt with a bird theme as well that I originally made for the swap but now I am waffling about what my partner might like the best. If I decide to use this one for the show it will be framed in a white frame and sold as an art piece.
I will post more images of the types of things I will be selling in the coming days leading up to the show. If you are in Utah for the Labor Day week end, don't miss this show! Everything is original and must be the work of the artists with 180 booths and lots of entertainment and great Swiss food and bakery goodies!
Hope to see you there!
Monday, July 5, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Scrappy Flying Geese Tutorial. Here is the tutorial I promised for the scrappy flying geese blocks. They are so much fun to make and add interest and a scrappy look to a traditional favorite!
You will need:
solid fabric for the base of your blocks ( I suggest a lighter color)
contrasting strips ( I will give you the cutting instructions as we go along....)
Begin by cutting your solid base pieces. for my sample I am cutting 2 1/2 inch high by 4 1/2 inch wide base blocks. This will be the size you will use in making a finished 12 inch block.
Now cut your strips. for this block cut strips 3/4 inch wide. cut an assortment of strips to make your blocks as scrappy as possible. Cut a few strips that are 1 1/4 inch wide. You will use these to finish your corners and eliminate bulky seams close to the corners of the block. These strips can be short. You can even use small scraps to fill this last section.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
I hope my partner likes this little quilt. The small lace flowers are embellished with small pearls. I hope it will brighten up someone's world!
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I am very very late in posting a picture of all of the fabulous "pressies" that I received in the 2009 Advent Swap from Kaylee in Australia! Can you believe all of the wonderful things that she sent to me! There were so many handmade gifts, like the tiny hand-beaded handbag pin and the hand-stitched basket of cheeries that is pictured here but sits in a frame on my worktable. The Handmade ornaments are amazing and I haven't figured out how she made them yet. My favorite thing in the world is fabric and she sent such special pieces that have Australian prints and some beautiful Japanese fabrics too. The Australian cards are too pretty to send. Lots of trims and special handmade items as you can see! My final gift was the candy cane doll! She looked so precious hanging next to my entryway table filled with candy canes between Christmas Day and New Years Day! My friends and family were very impressed! What a fun swap and we had so much fun chatting back and forth across the world. I plan to keep in touch! Thanks again Kaylee for being such an amazing swap partner and making it so much fun!