January of 2012 I was busy making gifts for friends. My birthday is December 24, my s-i-l on January 22, our three friends in February. We get together to quilt when we can, though I have been on hiatus at times while working on grad school.
I let them decide who got which one, but it ended up being pretty much what I predicted, which friend would pick which one.
Inside pages are made of wool felt, to hold those needles and pins; pockets of coordinating/contrasting hand-dyed fabrics keep smaller scissors, and other essentials.
One of my favorite fabrics, Bolero, I think it's called.
These batik pinwheels came from a UFO tablerunner I got at a quilt store "garage sale" for $2. I unsewed, then resewed into these:
The Asian print has some shiny gold in it. I love it. The red and gold on the bottom of this pic is the one I wanted, and the one that was left for me. The two blocks came from a local church garage sale.
Now I have to think of a gift for my four friends for this winter!
Monday, December 10, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
I finally cut into one of my favorite fabrics.
It has been sewn into a quilt top, which is languishing in storage. I may have to send it out to be quilted, because I don't have the time, and my machine is not quite right for the job.
I found Thimbleberries fabrics to go with it. They have the warm tones and pleasant colors that coordinate with the forest animals fabric.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Hoot hoot! Here is the owl purse I just had to make. I believe it was from Quilts and More Magazine, from 2011, maybe? I gave it to our neighbor girl. It seemed like an easy pattern but I was not overly pleased with how the binding didn't seem to match up nicely on the back. All right for a five-year-old girl, though--I've seen her carrying it around.