Sunday, August 1, 2010
Here's my small project for June--"Wool Pennies and Scallops"--it measures 8"x10" and is my interpretation of the traditional wool penny mats [patterns and kits are for sale at Shaffer's Countryside Quilting (http://www.shafferscountrysidequilting.com/) or by emailing me].
Where has the summer gone? I did have Wool Pennies and Scallops done and ready for sale before the end of June. As for my July project . . . well, it is still a work in progress:
I think I need to add something on the left side--a hummingbird? Bumblebee? I am waiting for inspiration!
During July I also made a wool picture:
The background is coffee-stained pages from an old book, and the flowers, leaves, vase are wool. "Wool picture" sounds so boring and not very descriptive. What do you think I should call these?
Now it's time to make the small project for August, which I haven't even started yet! Where does the time go?
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
I'm working on my next small pattern--June is just around the corner!
Have a Happy Memorial Day!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
I've been having a busy spring--not only sewing but gardening, too. I have a couple of new projects in progress. I'll be posting pictures soon!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
The weekend before Easter I made this picture (I needed something to cover up some holes I made in the wall when I tried to hang shelves--I had to call in the calvary) and now it is hanging in our dining room.
I've been toying with the idea of making folk art-ish pictures out of wool. I made a willow tree and gave it to a friend. You can see it in the picture below--I hung it on the wall in my sewing room to take a picture. The red framed fabric is images I cut out of Cake Rock Beach fabric from Moda, and I put it in vintage frames--I can put better photos up in a different post.
Anyway--I have a nice collection of vintage wool, and a small collection of vintage frames, so I figured why not use them together? So I made a picture! I am thinking of making another, but completely out of fabric-- a summer wall hanging.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
I have been busy with two new patterns--Quilter's Garden and Quilter's Dozen. Both are queen-size quilts, and both are available as a regular pattern or as a Block-of-the-Month program. The blocks in both quilts are 18 1/2" square. In 2009 Shaffer's Countryside Quilting in Clark PA (http://www.shafferscountrysidequilting.com/) ran both of these as block-of-the-months, and they were successful. Peggy Sheehan, a long-arm quilter from New Wilmington PA, quilted both of these for me. She did a fabulous job!
Quilter's Garden combines piecing with applique:
Quilter's Dozen is a pieced sampler quilt:
If you are a shopowner and are interested in either of these patterns for a Block-of-the-Month for your shop, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in purchasing the pattern for personal use, either email me or you can place a phone order with Shaffer's Countryside Quilting at 724-962-9394.
One of the other things I've been busy with is a new puppy, George. George is now 3 months old, and we've had him since he was 6 weeks old. George is just adorable--not always as well behaved as we'd like, but we're all working on it. This is George when he was new to us--he is much bigger now!