Friday, May 26, 2006

Photo Printing Fun

You really have to click on this picture to see it in a larger size becasue the block is beautiful.

This is a quilt block that my friend Marion did for our guild's tinners program. Didn't she do an amazing job?! The bodies are various famous bodies with my head and two of our other local quilters placed on top. I LOVE that Marion made me Audrey Hepburn. Marion used an ink jet printer and photo printing techniques to print the bodies and faces. The dog in the bottom right corner is the owner's dog. There are jeweles and beads and netting on top, and so much more, to embellish the block. The curtains are 3D. The theme of this tin was elegant Halloween splendor and I really think that Marion out-did herself. Thank you so much Marion for letting me post this on my blog for you all to see.

You can post your comments here and I will forward them to Marion.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

A finished UFO

I can't believe that I had this project sitting in my scrap bin for two years! It was all cut out, sandwiched and most of the quilting was done. All I had to do was finish up quilting a few of the individual blocks, assemble the quilt and cut the seams. I just got so tired of moving it while I looked for something in my scrap bin.

The blocks are cut at 4.5" and the batting at 4" and the blocks are sewn together with a 3/8" seam allowance. It is made out of scraps of flannel and brushed cotton from other Christmas projects. I made one of these for my boys out of children's fabric scraps and it quickly became the favourite quilt in the house so I figured that one out of Christmas fabrics would be nice. It is just a small lap quilt but perfect for throwing over your legs.

I have been trying to finish up a bunch of UFO's and use up my scraps lately so this little project just feels like one more step towards finishing all those UFO's.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

embroidery fire masks

Happy Mother's Day!

These are some cool fire masks that I embroidered for my boys. This is a free design from Thredworks that you can download. There are instructions on the site as well for how to make it out of felt and cut away. It was really easy. If I ever go to Mardi Gras again in my life I might just have to make a green, purple and yellow one :) I added two pieces of cord into the design and let the machine stitch over it so that I wouldn't have to attatch the cord later. I used toggles on the ends so that we wouldn't have to keep retying the cords. The first mask (right) I just draped the cord across the whole hooping but you can see it at the nose area. The second mask I only put it on the ends and I think that it is much nicer. What do you think.

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Friday, May 12, 2006

scrappy table runner

Hi all! Sorry I haven't posted in a bit but I have been so busy lately that I haven't done as much as I would have liked :)

This a picture of my 2" sqaure scrap table runner. I did it the same way that I posted about earlier in scrap quilts and sweatshirt jacket. It is the same process with the two inch sqaure leaders. I thought that it turned out really nicely and it looks great on my dinning room table. I love using up the little squares! It makes me feel like I got something from nothing. What do you think?

I have been also making more yoga mat bags. People have been asking me to make them since it is impossible to find the bags that fit the thick pilates mats. It's really fun so hey!