Monday, August 26, 2013

Flower PIn

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.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

AQS Grand Rapids Quilts

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 :)

Monday, August 19, 2013

Ladybug Pincushion

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.  

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Hungry Caterpillar Shirt

My great niece, Audrey, just turned two.  For part of her birthday present, I bought her one of my favorite children's book, THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR.
I found an applique at a shop on Etsy and appliqued it on a purchased shirt.

Below is a photo of Audrey, with her dad, opening her birthday presents.

This is a better picture of  cute Audrey playing with another of her presents.