Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year!

I hope your new year is even better than you can imagine.
Including lots of good quilting time!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!

I hope you have a wonderful day and Santa brings you a month of sewing Sundays and a boatload of fabric. Best wishes!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Fingers Embroidered Collar

This whimsical collar by Vivetta in Italy is featured on Moda Operandi
It's not a shirt; it's a dickey to be worn under another garment. 
The price is $295 and they are sold out!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Fantasy Christmas Coat!

I love this Christmas fantasy coat made by my friend Barbara at Amber Studios in New Jersey.
Everything about it delights me: the use of real pine foliage, the shaggy woodland collar, the felted flowers, the combination of orange and pink, and the tiny waist too. I would wear this coat in the snowy forest when I bring apples to the fawns. I picture a scene from The Chronicles of Narnia. See all Barbara's creations here.
I hope you're having a merry Christmas season!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Paper Flower Installation in Japan

Over 25,000 paper flowers decorate a mall atrium in Tokyo! Called "Color Mixing,"
 this installation was made by Emmanuelle Moureaux, a French-born architect living in Japan. 
Found on My Modern Met. (Scroll way down.)  

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Fused Mosaic Clergy Stole

This fused mosaic clergy stole is the newest item in my Etsy shop: Shadrach's. I finished it last night. It's made from Kona cotton: black, royal blue and turquoise. On my screen the turquoise looks washed out but it's actually quite brilliant. I love this color combination. It's relaxing to cut and arrange the "tiles" in alternating clusters of blue and turquoise.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016

Just Finished a Super Hero Baby Quilt - Now Waiting For the Baby

This super hero baby quilt is for my DIL's friend in Louisville who is having a baby boy this month. 
DIL provided the comic fabrics. The photo below shows the backing and the striped binding. It measures 40" x 41." First I fussy-cut the images, then filled in around them. All the dotted fabrics and striped binding are from my stash. I love the big black dots on the white background, and the cheddar and black too. This was a new challenge, but it was fun to create. I hope the little guy enjoys it.