Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Finally got this delight finished up. 
It was way too large to quilt on my machine, but I did it anyway.
It's nice and crinkly and soft.  
Just the way I like 'em.
Thanksgiving was my motivation.  With a houseful of overnight guests coming, I was in need of some extra bedding!
Thanks to the amazing Ayumi, who doesn't even know how much I admire her skills, for the idea.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Joan Harris dresses

I can't help but think of these lovely dresses as anything but perfect for an episode of Mad Men! So hopefully Joan would love what I designed! 

Mom, i am so embarrassed at how late these are. I ran out of green thread but more alarmingly, I've been a little low on sewing mojo! I hope they fit with your lovely quilt!! Love you!!

So, here's to catching up and here's to getting some holiday sewing done!!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Iron Quilter

I thought this was pretty funny!

Maybe we should do something like this with our little group. :)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

best dressed and best chicken

I really hope these will work okay.  They were fun to make!  I can't get over how perfect yours is- you have the magic touch.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

November: Blue Ribbon Quilt

Vintage prize ribbons have been on my mind for months and I've been pondering and scheming how to incorporate them into a quilt.  This block is sort of a culmination of ideas that have been brewing in the back of my head for a while.  My plan is to eventually get this concept into a pattern that I can sell on my Etsy site, so, I'll be emailing the directions as opposed to publishing them here.  Hope you don't mind being my guinea pigs!

Here's the color palette:
I'm straying from our beloved Kona white and asking you to use unbleached muslin for the block background and fabrics that favor more of an off-white or creamy color as opposed to bright white.  I realize some of my inspiration fabrics have white in them, and that's okay by me if the fabric is just too fantastic not to use!
robbin's egg blue, navy blue, pale blue, gray, red, salmony pink

These are smaller blocks (about 6" x 9"), so if you're inclined to do more than one, let me know-- I have several variations in mind, but I don't have pictures of them yet.  And, if you would like me to send you some unbleached muslin or fabric, I'd be happy to.  I'll be in Little Rock Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week, so I could bring stuff with me if you are in need.

Thanks, my friends!


Friday, November 1, 2013

November Block

Hello Ladies of 12Squared!
November has snuck up on me like a ninja in a library.
I just wanted to check in and let you know that I've got something special in the works for this month and I'll be mailing out top secret instructions soon!
Here's some inspiration to percolate in your creative recesses in the meantime.