Saturday, August 4, 2012

Coffee with Cream and Sugar - The Big Finish

It's all done!

I machine quilted it and then added some buttons and a hand-stitched binding.
 It has a pieced back.

It really is just the perfect size and weight for a snow day.  Grab your book and your mug and you're ready to hunker down.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A Bit of Improv

It seems everyone is doing this improvisational piecing.  I decided to give it a try.
I had already chosen a color scheme - inspired by my dear friend, Celeste.  She's pretty much improvising her life one day at a time - and I love that about her - so the chaos and imprecise beauty of improvised blocks seemed a perfect fit.

I also love the idea of word quilts, so this is my first stab at that as well.

 It's been fun to just play with it all.


I'm still playing.  There will be much more to come...

Friday, February 10, 2012

Hello, Little Bug

I found this jumper at a thrift store.

It is an adult-sized jumper.... and not really my style.  I thought it had some cute raw materials though.  It is also 100% cotton and was barely worn - which meant we could definitely be friends.

I tore it down and have been using it in various projects.

The pocket has been sitting in a basket in my craft closet for several months.
I was doing a purge of the studio and came across it.  There was some bright red polka dot fabric sitting on my work table.  They called to each other and ba-da-boom - it's a bib.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A bit of Handmade Christmas

I wanted to give at least 3 handmade gifts this year.  I knocked out two of those with a teacher gift - and I cheated a bit by buying a handmade mug from a local artist.  Still handmade - just not by me...  I think it counts.

I did make the mug rug.  The teacher's favorite color is green and she's a coffee drinker, so I added a gift card to the locally owned coffee shop and roastery.  How hipster is that?

My third handmade gift was to totally tear down and remake a vintage, 1970's quilt that was a wedding present for my parents.

  I got to dig up some vintage linens
  and used a broken-in comforter for the batting - all scored for a dollar at an estate sale - again: Hipster.  Or Hippie.  Or granola or thrifty or whatever...  Anyway, take that! holiday consumerism... I stab at you with my puny sword of handmade coziness!