Friday, September 30, 2016

Wow! Curved String Quilt!

This fabulous string-curves quilt is the creation of Ann. She describes the process on her blog: Fret Not Yourself. Did you notice the circle that extends off the lower right corner? Ann says she used bias binding for that part, but straight-of-grain binding for the rest. Clever! 
(The photo is by Ann too.)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A Vintage Quilt for Fifty Cents?

Yes! A friend in my quilt guild recently bought this vintage feathered star quilt at the Bethlehem (CT) Fair for fifty cents! It's in very good condition too. And look at all those tiny triangles! I didn't think that happened any more!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Mrs. Bobbins

If you like Mrs. Bobbins, you'll like my collection of cartoons here

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Ruth McDowell's Blue Moon Chicken Quilt

I love how Ruth McDowell chooses fabrics for her wonderful quilts. She has this one listed for sale on her website at $1,400. Want to learn how she makes them? See her most recent book (pictured below) here: Piecing: Expanding the Basics

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

Hi Doll Eyes!

Lisa in New Zealand used 13 shades of green, gray, brown and gold to embroider the iris for her doll eyes. She used a photo of her own eye as a guide. Lisa aims to create cloth dolls like the ones from the 1930's, but with a more updated look. You can see how she does it here: Big Little.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Obras by Serena Garcia

Serena Garcia's collection of fiber art is called Obras ("works" in Spanish).
She is from Chile. See more of her creations here: Obras. This looks like fun.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Pickle Dish Quilt

Here's another stunning quilt done in pink and cheddar. The little bits of green add a nice touch. See more photos and details about this quilt at Sane, Crazy. Crumby Quilting
This quilter (not identified in her blog) also made a beautiful basket quilt, shown below. Wow!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Socks Made From Sweater Sleeves!

Socks made from sweater sleeves! How clever is that?
This photo is from Autumn Enchanted, a cache of cozy autumn photos.
The site isn't for knitters, so it doesn't give any info about how to deal with the raw edge at the top of the sleeve. But if the sweater was in throw-away condition anyway, we'd figure it out.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Something New: Mermaid Crowns!

Something about this makes me smile: a mermaid crown made from seashells. This one was created by Corina Brown of Wild & Free Jewelry in Santa Barbara, California. 

Looking at her crowns just gave my creativity a boost! Off to the sewing machine!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Quilt by Maria Shell of Alaska

This quilt titled "To Agnes Martin With Color" was made by Maria Shell of Anchorage, Alaska.
It was exhibited at Quilt National in Ohio in 2015. Visit Maria's website here, and blog here.
I love all the crazy tiny pieces in this quilt! It looks like all solids.
Nice work, Maria!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Sarah Nishiura's Quilt

Sarah Nishiura (from Chicago) made this machine-pieced, 
hand-quilted quilt in 2013. It measures 87" x 85." 
See more of Sarah's quilts here.
I'm interested in the pink/gold color combination.
 It feels like Indian summer to me: goldenrod and the last of the pink roses (below). 


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Nancy's Camelot Quilt

Nancy H. Sonneborn just finished this beautiful Camelot quilt. She made two rows of boys and two rows of girls. Each one is different. (From top to bottom: boy, girl, girl, boy.)  Great colors! She said this quilt was lots of fun to make. Nice work, Nancy!
To see the pattern for this quilt, click here: Camelot Quilt Pattern

Monday, September 12, 2016

Green Mosaic Clergy Stole

This is my third mosaic clergy stole in a series. As you quilters can probably tell, the "tiles" are Kona solids, fused onto the stole with Pellon #805. See details here: Green Clergy Stole. It takes me one whole day to make one of these. I'm not complaining though, It's very relaxing to do.

October is Clergy Appreciation Month. My Etsy shop Shadrach's is well stocked. ;)

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Red Mosaic Clergy Stole

I've put fusible mosaic designs on quilts before, but I have to say doing this on clergy stoles is so much fun. See how the smidgen of blue pops? I love that. Click here to see my stole shop: Shadrach's. Or click here to see more about this Red Mosaic. So far, it takes me a whole day to make one of these. I don't know if it will get any faster, but it's soothing. It will be a good winter project because of all the time spent with the steam iron. :)
Coming up next: green!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Mosaic Design Using Fusible Web

I finished my first mosaic style clergy stole today. The foundation is black Kona cotton. The "tiles" are made from 12 shades of blue, turquoise and purple. The colors are more accurate in the photos below. You can see  more details here. I used Pellon #805 fusible web. 

Monday, September 5, 2016

Labor or Fun?

Well, that depends. Whatever you're planning for today, I hope you have a Happy Labor Day!
I'll be sewing. :)