I have a black jacket and wanted to dress it up. So I made a flower pin. The center was made using a Clover Kanzshi Flower Maker. The black and blue outer layers were made of tulle using a candle flame to curl and finish the edges.
I found the following vintage Trapunto Mushroom kit at our church's Mission Store.
I liked the print but decided against doing the trapunto.
Instead I made a trivet.
The back fabric seems very vintage and picks up the colors in the picture.
Last week I went to the ASQ Quilt Show in Grand Rapids. I had a great time shopping and admiring the gorgeous quilts. After looking at the booklet we received at the show, I think I can post photos of the quilts as long as I give credit to the maker. Below are some of my favorites, hopefully with the correct artist's name below the quilts.
Little Girl and Dog by Hiroko Miyama
Bailey by Cheryl Lynch
Willy Nilly by Pamela M. Peck
Capturing Brittany by Lenore Crawford
A Garden Path Perspective by Deb Sweemer
Zucchini Glut by Laura Fogg
Chartreuse, Celadon, Kelly, Fern by Pamela Zave
Escuchame by Beth Markel
Six Fifteen by Tina McCann
Piece and Quiet by Cynthia England
Wings and Feathers by Mark Sherman
Notice the quilting and use of rhinestones. A lot of the quilts in the show used rhinestones as accents :)
My friend, Linda likes ladybugs, so for part of her birthday present I made her a ladybug pincushion.
Last fall, I found a black wool jacket and a red wool blazer at Goodwill. I took them apart and washed the pieces in very hot water in the washing machine. I ended up with felted wool at a reasonable price :)
I used hand stitching and trims in the stash to complete the bug.
Yesterday, I saw a huge butterfly in my flowers. I tried to catch a photo of him but his wings were moving way too fast. I realized I should have set the camera at the sports or action setting. When he came back, I went out and was able to get some nice shots of him.