Monday, November 30, 2009

I made a quilt

I made this quilt for charity and mailed it off. I am happy with it because I used a variety of different fabric lines. Lately my quilts have been too matchy because I stick to one line, and even if it is nice fabric it comes out looking rather bland.


Here is the back:




Friday, August 28, 2009

Inspiration

I got the book Imperishable Beauty from the library. It is a book of art nouveau jewelry and it is absolutely stunning.






I took the bird image above and played with it in photoshop, and since I don't know much about photoshop, it was more accidental than purposeful.

This was using the cutout feature:



And this one is a simple stamp.



Monday, August 24, 2009

Pottery Addiction

Hi, I am a secret pottery addict. When I seen nice pottery I just want to caress it and pet it and fondle it. Lately, I have seen some pretty nice stuff on etsy and elsewhere...

This is from Kim Westad:


This one is from Bridgman Pottery:


This is from Red Hot Pottery:


And this is from
Whitney Smith:


Can you tell I like my pottery smooth? All the better to caress and fondle.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Fabric urges

Sigh, more fabric collections are coming out that I MUST have. I am beginning to think that I like just collecting fabric almost as much as using it. Seems silly, but I guess it is better than collecting some other things, like old Coca Cola memorabilia, because at least I can use the fabric to make something..... at least that is what I tell myself.

Anyway, I must have this collection by Tanya Whelan, called Dolce. I have already found a place to buy it, the Fat Quarter Shop, and am on their notification list for when the fabric comes in. it reminds me of the 1920's and the Thin Man movies, and cigarette holders and cocktails.

Also, I must get Denyse Schmidt's Hope Valley. I haven't found a place that I know is going to stock it yet...... so I will keep looking. It would make a great string quilt.

And I also like this collection, very arts and crafts.


Friday, August 14, 2009

Getting there

I am almost finished with the blue half of my two sided quilt. All I have to do is put on the 12 inch natural borders and then I can send them to be quilted. Of course, I have to arrange for someone to do the quilting....

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Front and Back, or Back and Front

So, this is to be a two-sided quilt. One side will have orange and green blocks, while the other side will have green, blue and gray blocks. Here they are, unassembled.




Now I need to go to the quilt shop and get off white fabric for the sashing and the borders (simulated here by the wrinkly sheet). I think I will need about 9 yards, eep! Good thing solid colors are cheaper...

Since this is a queen size quilt for our bed, this one will be professionally quilted. How exciting!

Friday, May 08, 2009

Tulips



If only the squirrels knew what beauty they were eating when they chew off the tops, they would refrain from their destruction. I like to think so.