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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Still making about a shabby chic "quilt of valour"?

But first, I did finish the corduroy dresses and leggings for the twins and got them in the mail.

I played in my SMASH book.....ever the teenager! LOL!

Knitted a lot on the remake of the sweater which I raveled last week.....using larger needles, it is softer. Adding the NORO silk garden yarns in the yoke makes it scrappy, colorful and fun!

And, speaking of scrappy and colorful , today I am working on a patriotic quilt which features "Faded Splendor" floral flag print fabric by Robyn Randolph.

So pretty and romantic! but overall, the fat quarter group was too dull and soft for my taste! I tend to like light bright pastels! So I collected and added a great mishmash of more color and more Stars and Stripes!
Using the pattern for a lattice quilt in Missouri Star Quilts, "BLOCK" magazine, I am making a very romantic quilt! Even my lattice is a pale blue floral! Here, above the first (center) row is done....a few rows later, below...

This would be a beautiful label for the quilt....if I could print it in fabric!

I have to stop sewing and get some cooking done. Making several meat loves this afternoon, one for tonight and others for the freezer!
One last quilt top today....I used another pattern from the same magazine...winter, volume 1 issue1....

To make a Christmas lap quilt top....again, I had to add to the little charm pack with fun Christmas fabrics of my own choosing.....found several relating to the manger scene which was implied by the Bethlehem pieces in the original charm pack!

These need to be machine is my friend Paula doing just that! At a quilt retreat! fun!

That's all now.....time to peel potatoes and make those meat loaves!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Busy creative days!

January has been good for making things...

I am sewing these little corduroy dresses for the twincesses.....this is one of 2, the other is cut out and down by the sewing machine! It will have soft orange piping and be a size smaller. Subtle differences so the person dressing them gets the right size on each girl!

I have had less luck with my "Tea Leaves" cardigan sweater.....just too tight and stiff....will ravel it out and knit something else on larger needles!


Quilting has been going OK, putting hanging sleeves on these for the show.....


Doing perle cotton big stitch quilting on this "Vintage Spin" quilt for the show...



And making mug rugs for friends!

I am still painting those kitchen cabinets......on "warmish" days..... White gloss inside needs another coat of paint later today!


AND I had good luck with my art painting....inspired by these small photos...(above)...I worked out a background...and her hair...

Entitled, "Still Seeking the Light", it was painted on Martin Luther King day!

She has finally found the least on canvas!

Acrylic and collage. 16X20 $175.00 plus shipping....



Oh,... and back to knitting....a felted hat by Lisa the pattern above.....inspired this one below...

Which became a birthday gift for my Sister in law, Melody! So cute!


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