Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Feather Magnets

Dad cut out a bunch of feathers for me to decorate. 
Wood burning and watercoloring on wood is so fun. You should try it! 

Monday, November 10, 2014

When patterns procreate...

We've been making an obscene amount of Bimma's for the kids thanks to grabbing the pattern on one of Crafterhours friday fivers, and we have been getting just a tad jealous of the awesomeness that the kids are getting to wear.......  Then it hit me that if we combined our favorite Union St Tee pattern and the Bimma's cowl neck, we could have our very own adult size. 
GENIUS people... even if I do say so myself......

The amazing part? The size 12 cowl from the Bimaa fits the small Union St. Tee.
Jess wants one now and I'll see if the x-small is the same. I just couldn't wait to show this one.
This fabric is from Joann's. It is luscious. Dots on one side, stripes on the other.

If it were to ever get actually cold here, I can cover my face.
Next up? Maybe a hooded version.....

Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Wedding Quilt - Things Got a Little Fishy

My sister's son married a sweet girl this summer. We couldn't be there, so we decided to make them a quilt, hoping they'd know how much we love them in spite of not being able to make it. They are fishermen (people?) and artists. We tried to encompass both of those things with the quilt we made. 
Oh, and by we.... I mean I did the background and Jess did all the epic stuff. I do like my background but I LOVE what Jess did.

The lure was taken from a painting that my new niece, Shelby, did of a lure Tayler made. The fish is from one of his photos. Jess did an amazing job translating them into the quilt. I believe she may post some details of her process.
We chose batiks to help give it a water feel. I had some anxious moments trying to figure out how to get what was in my head to work with the fabric. I'm sure I could have found a tutorial somewhere but apparently I need to torment myself sometimes..... When it finally clicked with me, it was a lot of fun and I want to do it again.
The fish and lure are both raw edge appliqué. The trout also has painted details.
We backed it in a lovely plaid flannel, perfect for cold winter nights. 

Quilt details:
Approx 60 x 70
Fish and lure - Kona Cottons 
Background - Batiks from JoAnn Fabrics
Backing - Flannel from JoAnn Fabrics
Thread - Aurifil 50w
Batting - Pellon's Nature Touch 100% cotton

I've added our quilt to the Blogger's Quilt Festival in the Art quilt catagory.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Quilt for Mom

Another in the long line of things we've done and haven't blogged. I used my Go cutter to make 4 inch squares from my scrap stash. I am not sure why but when ever I go scrappy, I also autopilot into ROYGBIV. Maybe this shows a lack of imagination or maybe I just love rainbows. Either way, I am happy with the results. 

Rounded corners give the quilt a softer look.
I love that I had enough fabrics that each square is different.
Simple straight-line quilting on the diagonal.

The backing is a wool blend I have had for forever. It started out grey and I dyed it this pretty purple. I used it to make this jacket several years ago.  

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