I found this little fellow on eBay. He stands about 12" tall and just an empty wire body. When he arrived I stuffed him with strips of fabric and made him a matching tail of fabric strips I trimmed with pinking shears. My daughter's opinion of him was that he looked "fruity" so I named him Juicy Fruit. He stands on top of one of my book cases in my sewing room. My chicken pincushions adore him.
Friday, August 14, 2009
We bought a new oak dinning room table with chairs this week so I decided we needed lots of new pretty hot pads to place under bowls and things on the table. I searched the internet for patterns and found this great link for a turorial to make a Folder Star Hot Pad. I've made 4 since I began Sunday! They are easy, fast and fun to make.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Over the past couple of weekends I assembled my 56 crazy quilt blocks into a quilt top. These are the blocks I pieced last summer of 2008. After I had made a few blocks last summer I decided to keep all the fabrics in medium to dark fancy fabrics. (I have another set of blocks I made that are all light to medium blocks.)
All the seams of the blocks are embellished with hand embroidery stitches using black, gold, red and burgandy vintage silk button hole twist. The bed in this pictures is a queen size and the blocks just cover the top. I am going to hand stitch a fly stitch over all the seams of the quilt top where all the blocks were sewn together using the burgandy silk button hole twist. The picture above with the hoop is where I've began stitching the seams of the pieced quilt top.
The binding of the quilt will be burgandy. This quilt top will probally be hand tied when its put together.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
From start to finish it took me 3 years to complete this quilt and I enjoyed every minute of it. I embroidered all the blocks by hand as well as hand quilted the entire quilt. There is an earlier post on my blog showing pictures of when I was hand quilting on it. Now to decide which quilt I will work on next!!