Sunday, July 24, 2016

Electric Poppies

This is Electric Poppies--finally finished.  I'm happy with how it looks.  I posted about the process of 

making this quilt previously, here.  It measures 29" wide by 36" tall.  Just in time for me to 

enter it into Art in the Redwoods, an annual art show held at Gualala Arts Center.  It has 147 

separate pieces in it--no fusing at all!

Friday, July 15, 2016

What Have I Been Doing?

Yes, I know it's the middle of summer, but I seem to find myself making Christmas ornaments almost all year long!  Partly because my guild has a fund-raising booth at a summertime art festival in August, so we need things like this to sell in the booth.

Here are some close-up samples.

Most of the designs are from patterns I have purchased.  But I made up some of the designs myself.

An easy way was to "print" a word having to do with Christmas.

I drew this Christmas tree pattern.

Here is another of my word ornaments.

I had an amusing conversation with MisterStitches recently about these ornaments.  I told him that I don't think I can ever stop making these ornaments.  If I find that I have some of the small muslin rectangles left over, then I have to cut some more colored strips to make borders.  If I have border strips left over, then I need to cut some more muslin rectangles.  MisterStitches said, "Why don't you just throw the leftover pieces away?"  Now, isn't that a silly thing to say!  And I told him so!!  "I can't just throw fabric away."

He just doesn't seem to get it.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Cord Wrappers

SisterStitches recently gave me this little cord wrapper.  Wow, is it ever handy!!

So I took the idea and made a few more of my own.  Think I got a little carried away!?!

They were fun to make.  I bought a special tool to attach the snaps, which took a bit to figure out, but then was fairly easy to use.