Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Turning Twenty...Again

A few years ago, Jenny made me this beautiful quilt.
The big blocks have handmade redwork.

Jenny gave me the pattern, "Turning Twenty...Again."  I used it to make this quilt.

I had purchased the backing fabric a few years ago because I liked all the happy, bright colors.  I was at a loss as to what colors I should use on the front.  I had asked for help at a quilt shop and purchased fat quarters in medium tones of blue, gold and green.  I just couldn't work with the quiet colors.  I followed Jenny's advice and used her method of picking fabrics for the top.... she chooses colors from the fabric she uses on the back. I liked being able to pick brighter colors for the front.  The quilt may be a little to bright for some tastes but it does seem cheerful.

The quilt pattern is somewhat retro, large flowers and swirls.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Batik Easter Eggs

Before I became a quilter, I made this small pieced table runner for the Easter season.
Since I've learned a lot more quilting techniques but I still like the look of this project.

Jeff gave me this pottery bowl/platter for Christmas a few years ago. I thought it might look good holding some Easter eggs.

After searching for ideas on Pinterest, I decide to use plastic eggs, batik fabric and Mod Podge to make some eggs.

Completed centerpiece for the coffee table.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Back Door Bunny

I wanted to put something springy by the back door in the garage.  I found a Daisy Kingdom door panel, "Keeping Beesy", on Ebay.  I used some of the ideas on the panel to decorate the bunny.

On the panel the bunny was holding a watering can which made the panel too large for my space.  I cut off the watering can and have the bunny holding a silk tulip.  I changed the pocket a little and placed some seed packets inside.  Buttons were added to the smock, shoes and dress.

On the hat, silk flowers were attached with buttons and beads.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Toddler Bunny Tote

At Christmas time my great niece, Audrey, seemed to enjoy carrying a bag over her shoulder. So for Easter, I made her a bunny tote bag. The bag has a large button flower and the bunny has a pompom tail.

The top of the tote and it's handle are trimmed with ribbon.  The lining is a springy floral print.