Monday, July 20, 2015

My muse had a little sister!

Everyone knows I have two boys. And I love my boys but they are not little girls. So I made my friends little girl into my muse so I could make all kinds of cute sweet little girl things. Well my muse has a sister now. What could be better. Two little girls to make pretty things for. This chevron quilt was made for muse #2.
I wanted to make a quilt with a white background, something I had never done. I am afraid of white. That happens when you have two boys. I have maybe two things in my wardrobe that are white and my kids have none. So hence this white quilt. I am also obsessed with chevrons. Some may think they are out of style by now but I still like them and this quilt was my way of getting all my chevron-ness out in one shot.  Over, done with.
 Cool thing about this quilt is that it can be viewed from any angle.  And if you look closely it is just triangle squares.  The hard part is matching them up and making sure you have enough to make the pattern you want.  Here's to hoping you have a muse or two in your life.

  1. (in Greek and Roman mythology) each of nine goddesses, the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, who preside over the arts and sciences.
    synonyms:inspiration, creative influence, stimulus
    "the poet's muse"
    • a woman, or a force personified as a woman, who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist.
      noun: muse; plural noun: muses
      synonyms:inspiration, creative influence, stimulus
      "the poet's muse"

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Water Color Shabbat

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.