Saturday, December 4, 2010

A new Project

First I discovered those wonderful Terry Atkinson zippers, then the patterns for the cute little zipper bags. The first ones followed her patterns, then the size changed and then the layouts changed and then the pile of purses started to grow. I'm hoping people like them for Christmas presents because I can't use them all by myself!!! I still have more zippers, and the scrap pile and fat quarters are calling me. The little coin purses are such fun to make and they go so quickly, if only there was enough money to fill them all up. I have already donated three of them for a Holiday party, lets hope that the recipients like using them as well as I enjoyed putting them together.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Summer Nine Patch is now together in one piece. It grew as the summer passed and reached a size where it is now being machine quilted, and not by my Bernina. It was truly a scrap quilt and used two charm packs as well. The only purchased fabric was the sashing and outer border
Now if I could figure out how to rotate the picture the chair in the corner wouldn't appear to be suspended from the ceiling!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Summer Projects

It seems the 9 patch project has gotten in the way of my wool crazy quilt. There are now 72 nine patches waiting to be put into something unique. I'm impatiently waiting for the suggested settings that are to come out August 10th.

One new applique was added to the wool quilt, a basket of flowers. I'm thinking about a big bee hive or maybe a little row of houses to be added next. Pictures will come later.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

New pottery hanging

I decided I needed to make something with a southwestern theme. I made this wallhanging for my dining area. The patterns came from a coloring book. All of the pottery is made of wool with some just having thread combinations, needle felting, wool applique and beads.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Wool Crazy

I started the Wool Crazy quilt after my sister gave me the book for Christmas. It was a suggestion from a friend that has a quilt shop in Minnesota, Roseann Kermes of Rosebud's Cottage. The plan is to make a signle block, one with flowers and birds and a garden angel. You can see from the pictures that I've started out that way. I'm not sure where it'll end up. I do know that I need to improve on my picture taking.

There are such wonderful blocks being completed on the Wool Crazy blog that they're really inspiring. It is a bit of an addiction as it's hard to put down once an idea hits.