I don't sew small things. It hurts my hands to cut them out and they never come out neat and straight. So I always sew large things. Then I came across the blog of Lori Holt at Bee in My Bonnet. She makes sewing small things easy. Her techniques are easy to follow and her pictures are very helpful. She not only showed me I could sew small pieces she also opened up my eyes to a whole new way to use my scraps. You need to read her post on this. Pow! Mind blowing. So I had this quilt which I haven't finished yet. It is Suburbs from Cluck Cluck Sew. Another great blog. I haven't put the backing on yet but I had tons of scraps left over.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Monday, August 24, 2015
Let's start with the math. I don't do math. I am an attorney. You have heard the old joke that lawyers don't do math. Well it is holds true for me. But I saw this heart quilt and fell in love with it. Then Z asked me to make it for him. There was no pattern. So this is where the math comes in. I had to figure out how to make this with no pattern. I decided to graph it.
Monday, July 20, 2015
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
I love watercolor quilts. I just can't stop making them. With the graph fusing it is just so easy to whip one out. This one I saw on Pinterest and knew I had to make it. The changing tone of the background shows off the the glow of the Shabbat candles. I had some ornate brown fabric with a design that looked like vines. Perfect for the candle holders. I pillow topped the quilt to finish it because I didn't want to sew over the design. Since it will be for gentle use I wasn't concerned about securing the back and front layers very much. The cute "handmade" pin was found at Joann's.
Monday, September 15, 2014
I love nesting dolls or as we always called them when I was growing up Babushka's. This was a very hard quilt to complete and took a long time. Each doll was painstakingly paper pieced using foundation paper.