Friday, September 20, 2013

Bed Runner

This is a bed runner I made for my mother-n-law.  She chose the colors and we selected the pattern together.  It comes from a book called Bed Runners Using Precut Fabrics. My fabrics were not precut so I had to make some adjustments.
 I laid it on my bed for the photo but it will go in her bedroom and matches her color scheme.
I love the star patterns because it looks so hard to make but really comes together very easily.  I used one of her old sheets for the back.  This saved on fabric costs, recycled an old sheet, and also helped keep the color scheme as the sheet matched her bedding.  Also note in the first picture that I now have my very own fence to hang quilts on for photos.  I always loved people's photos that were taken on or in front of a fence. I did not install the fence so I could take quilt photos but it sure is nice having the fence available.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Halloween Prep

I always start my Halloween prep in August. I figure out what I want to make and if I need to buy anything. I get a lot of inspiration from a catalog called Terry's Village.  They have really cute stuff.  I also get a lot of ideas from Pinterest.  I did not have patterns for either of these two items.  I just looked a the photos and was inspired by the general ideas.  These items are for my personal use only.

 This is Mr. Bones.  He is made from felt.  I found bone stencils on line and used them as a guide.  I used iron on interfacing to attach the bones to the body.  The body is loosely stuffed with batting.  He will be a nice addition to my Halloween decor.
 Interestingly enough my kids did not like this one.  They were thrown off by the witch who was not all there.  But I really like it because in my head I keep substituting the word witch for something it rhymes with and it makes me laugh.  I am going to hang this on my door for Halloween night.  I notice now that the upper part of the hat is not evenly placed on the bottom of the hat.  I hope it was just the angle of the photo.  Happy haunting.