Monday, September 26, 2011

Fall Transitions Tablerunner

I had been working on this earlier this month, and actually finished it probably over 2 weeks ago, but I had hoped that my dining room would be put back together by now so I could "stage" this table runner on my mother's beautiful dining table. However, the contractors are not done in our bathroom, and it looks like we just moved into the house. So I had to go outside to take the pictures.

I'm calling this "fall transitions" because the colors remind me of the beginning of fall, when the leaves are just starting to turn, and yet some of them are still green.

The fabrics are from the Bali Pops jelly roll that I've been making small projects from for over a year now - and I still have a decent amount left even after the messenger bag, 2 purses and a table runner. The multi-color batik and the cream batik are from my stash (and leftover from other projects0.

I quilted an overall leaf meander, but I threw in some flowers, tomatoes and a pumpkin. This piece is going to my brother as soon as I can bear to part with it.

And this is the back:

Monday, September 12, 2011

Some Dolls

I was experimenting this morning and made some quick doll patterns and then made up some prototypes out of muslin. These went together very fast, but I can see myself spending a lot of time with embellishments. I will likely be selling the "real" versions in my Etsy shop next month.

All this started because I am donating this finished UFO to the April's Army charity shop for September. I think I cut this out from a commercial pattern between 30 and 40 years ago, as I made a couple of them back then, and I came across it recently doing some cleaning. So I finished it up.

It's a calico cat. This one isn't good for children under 3 because of the button eyes. But I think it's very cute.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Ten Years Later

My 9-11 post is on my music blog, since it contains a song. I invite you to listen and read.