Friday, November 30, 2012

Wall Hangings For Festival of Trees

A few months ago a friend of mine brought me a simple wall hanging.  It had been made by wrapping several strips of fabric around a stretcher bar frame, and stapling the fabric to the back.  She asked me if I could make some of these for Festival of the Trees.  FOTT is an arts fair where our quilt guild (and many other entities) sell their goods to the public.  (It is always a big deal in the small community where I live.)  

So I ended up making 12 of these wall hangings, using mostly decorator-weight fabrics.  It was actually fun, just sifting through many different fabric samples and sewing strips into larger pieces.  I used 9" by 11" stretcher bars and my trusty staple gun.

These little framed pieces can be hung either horizontally or vertically with simply two little brads.

The two below could be sold as a set.

Then I also made a few with Christmas fabrics.

I don't think a tutorial is necessary.  It's a pretty simple process.  You could whip up a few of your own for some of your holiday decorations.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Progress on My HST Baby Quilt

I recently posted about this baby quilt here.  And I fixed it up a bit, with some quarter square triangles on the top and bottom.

I found a great orange batik for the inner lining, and a really pretty soft light blue for the outer border. The blue is an organic fabric from HarmonyArt. It's actually more blue than the photo shows.  Poor lighting.  Poor photographer! 

I can't wait to start quilting on this one.  It would be easy to follow the diagonal lines, but I think I'd like to practice my free-motion quilting.  I'll keep you posted!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Another Crocheted Baby Afghan

I finished another crocheted baby afghan.  Almost totally completed in cars and airplanes!

This time I used a variegated yarn, which gave me the design you see below.

Pastel yellow, pastel blue and some white.  It has a little sparkle in the yarn.  
Very soft and nice to work with.