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Friday, October 24, 2014

Little Lamb Quilt Block

Here is my newest creation.  I finished the design of the main block, this little ragged edged lamb.  Now to decide on the quilt.  I think it will be a square quilt with 3 blocks across and 3 blocks down. I will make 4 lambs and 5 - 3D pinwheels with inside sashing and 2 outside borders.
Once I get the top made I can sit down and write the  instructions while it's fresh in my head.   I'll show you the finished top in the next couple days.  I love the way this block turned out!  Wish me luck on getting this one done!  You can get this pattern HERE.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Birds of a feather block or mug rug

I'm so excited about this new design.  I love the bright colors and of course I'm a huge fan of ragged edges.  Since I love birds and bright colors this one is the perfect design for me.
I'm calling it Birds Of A Ragged Feather Flock Together.  This is going to be one of the blocks for my block of the month pattern but of course I want to test it out before I settled on this design as one of the block.  Well a mug rug is the perfect way to test out a block design I think and a of course a girl can't have too many mug rugs!
Here it is, I hope you love it as much as I do.  You can find this pattern HERE.

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Fox Tangle

I want to design a block of the month quilt.  This is my center block and I have started the design for 3 more (much easier) blocks.  This one I rushed a bit so I don't have the tangle part as perfect as it should be but I love it anyway.  Today I got it all hand appliqued into place on the back ground.  Tomorrow I will audition centers for the Dresden plate.  I'm thinking either gold/yellow or pink/purple or green.  I will decide this tomorrow and get it sewn into place.  I think I will make this one into a wall hanging so that it can also be a stand alone design or can be block one of 12 blocks.
I am happy with this design, I have always been fond of Celtic designs.
You really have to pin and glue the Celtic design into place before you begin hand sewing because the bias tape goes over and under itself in several locations which is what makes the design appealing to me.  Someone suggested I call this block the Fox Tangle or Fox Tango which I think is so cute.  I might just consider the Fox Tangle... :)
Here is some of my process on this block so far.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sweetest little sewing caddy

Here is my newest project.  This one took me most of the day to get the shape right.  It's is now the perfect size.  One side I can put my latest work in progress in and the other I can put all my sewing tools in and of course there is a pin cushion on top (this is going to save the arm of my chair were there is probably 20 needles lost inside of).  I'm pleased with my color choice for this one.  I used lace down the middle and tea stained it to look old.  I did a search for J&P Coat advertising and found the perfect one for the pin cushion.   This one I'm going to sell so now I'm off to make myself one.  I think I'll make mine in some sweet teal fabric.  (I love that color).
You can find this one HERE

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Chiwawa Pot Holder

My newest pot holder creation.  This little guy was so much fun to make.  Isn't she the cutest little fellow you've ever seen.  I fashion her after our little Penelope "Penny" for short.  We love our dogs so of course we love doggy pot holders too!
Here she is,  she's made from some old denim jeans I had lying around the house so this cutie didn't cost hardly a thing to make.  You can get this pattern HERE

Friday, October 3, 2014

"The Artist" Collectible Mohair Piggy

Here is my newest creation.  He's an artist just like I want to be called, but he really is!  He is sporting artist clothing designed just for him.  His beret has a hand cut filigree design on the top and his matching cape is made from a tweed black and red wool.  He sits at 8 inches tall and is made from mohair from Germany.  He is completely made by hand and is cotter pin jointed.  Hes facial features and hooves are felted by hand.  He is the cutest little thing right down to his curly tail!
I truly enjoyed making him and hope he finds a good home soon.

You can find this cutie in my Etsy online shop Here

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Having fun with Redwork again!

If you have never tried red work and like to have a project while you sit down in the evening to watch TV you must give it a try.  Red work is very fast to complete and the results can be a pillow or even a quilt.  I have several I've completed and haven't decided what to do with them yet.

Here are some I've done in the last couple months.