Saturday, November 22, 2014

Elf on the Shelf Fabric

This fall I found Elf on The Shelf fabric online and decided to make some
Christmas projects using it. 
My quilt club exchanges two 12.5inch Christmas blocks at our December meeting.  I used the elf fabric in my blocks.  A year ago I took a log cabin block class at Quilted Hearts Quilting   in Millington.  We learned how to use Creative Grids Log Cabin Trim Tool Two, which I used in my blocks.

This trivet for a Christmas present.  I found the pattern in Patchwork Please!

The following hot pads were made using Jodi Barrows' Square in a Square technique.

This fabric was used on the backs of the trivet and hot pads.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Lilies Wall Hanging

We recently redid our bathroom. The walls are a light gray and the towels and rug are a rust color. I needed something new to decorate the walls. I found a kit for one of Edyta Sitar's Seasonal Silhouette's blocks at the Front Porch in Frankenmuth.   I used the block as a base for the wall hanging adding a gray batik border and rust flange.

I added gray and orange butterfly appliques in place of the butterflies that came in the kit.  Also stitched in stamens with orange holographic thread and used orange rhinestones for the anther's in the lilies.

The bicycle's spokes and rims and the basket were painted with silver ink.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Halloween Hot Pads

Jenny mentioned that she didn't have any Halloween hot pads, of course my stash has lots of fall scraps so I made a pair of hot pads for her and one for myself.

I found the idea for the patchwork top on Pinterest and followed this link.  The quilting on the hot pads is a pumpkin copied from a coloring page.

The back of the hot pads came from my stash, mice peaking out from behind pumpkins.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Pumpkin Wall Hanging

The spot next to the phone needed a new wall hanging; the bunnies were looking out of season as fall approaches.  This is the new fall decoration.

The vines are not smoothly quilted but maybe with more practice my free motion quilting will improve.
I tries something new with the binding, I added the orange batik flange.  Two types of flanges were discussed online, I chose to go with the flange being sewn on first rather than combining it in the binding.

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is my favorite children's book. 
I bought again it for one of my great-nieces, Skylar.

Over 30 years ago, I bought this pattern to make a toy doll for my daughter, Angie.  Since I've used the pattern to make the dog for a great-niece, Audrey.  I used it again to make a caterpillar to go with the book.

I found all the fabric I needed in my stash.

He was a fun project, hope Skylar enjoys him.

Friday, July 11, 2014

January in the Smoky Mountains

This is the view from my brother-in-law and sister-in-law's home in North Carolina. 

This wall hanging I made for my sister-in-law Pam's birthday.
The quilting was done with invisible thread, but seems to show up in the photo. 
The thread painted trees were made with one strand to gray and one strand of
brown rayon thread.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Art Quilt Challenge

During the month of May, the art quilt group I belong to had quilts on display at the Saginaw Township City Hall.  One set of quilts was made with  the ugly challenge fabric (leads to earlier post with my project).

Francine made "Color Study"  using dye to gradually change the challenge fabric.

Linda made "Sunshine", a happy sun face using the fabric.

Jane made "Intrigue" weaving the challenge fabric.

I made "Queen Red Lime Zinnia" using the ugly fabric.