Thursday, October 22, 2009

Quilt Diva

This is one of those quilts that I just had to make - it is so "me" that I couldn't resist.  Its a commercial pattern - which I followed almost to the letter - very unusual for me.  I added  a few special touches.  The earrings are small wooden cotton reels - I wound thread around them and formed them into drop earrings.  You might also see I have a very small toy mobile phone attached to the suitcase.

I use this quilt as a place to keep all my special sewing related buttons and badges.

I entered this quilt in the local show (lie a very mini royal easter Show for those who know that) and won 1st prize in the category.  (I suspect it was the visual impact - rather than the technical side that got the judges!).
She hangs in my Sewing "area".

Breast of Friends

This quilt is coming together - its been a lot of work - but as there is a deadline to have it finished by January 31st I am very motivated.
Here are some sneak peaks - before the border goes on:

I am really happy with the way it has turned out and will take some better pictures - outside this time as soon as I can.

As to quilting it - well it's a bit of a monster so I am a bit undecided about that.

Sewing Machine Cover:
I embroidered the front, back, top & sides and made a Sewing Machine Cover.  I used a variety of sources for the drawings.
Here are some of the pictures:
This is the front - or the back

this is the back - or the front!!

these are the sides


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Other Projects

I thought it was time to add in a few pictures of other projects that I have made in the past.  I had a bag making frenzy for a while and here are some of the results - as you can see an easy pattern that was very repeatable.