Sunday, October 19, 2014

Contrast is key

A couple of weeks ago I cut kits for 2 table toppers. The first one had a winter theme with red mitten fabric. This one is for Halloween and I just love this one.  That ribbon around the edge pops doesn't it?

I've learned - again - the lesson that contrast is key for a design like this.  The mitten topper is very boring because I didn't have enough contrast in that ribbon feature to make it stand out. I should have chosen a solid gold instead of a coordinating print to go with the red I used with the mitten fabric.  Lesson learned . . . but will I remember it?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A glorious sky

This has been a beautiful autumn so far and I feel really blessed to live where I can see a sunset as glorious as this one tonight.  I'm in Pierre for a conference, and took an evening walk along the Missouri River.  I had to stop and admire God's handiwork!

Monday, October 13, 2014

UFO progress

I'm plugging away on the hand quilting on Cats For All Seasons wall hanging.  All of the cross hatching is done on the yellow quadrant.  The green quadrant has one direction done, and the purple section is progressing nicely.  

The final quadrant is pink and only has 1 "anchor" line of stitching from the center to the outer corner.  But progress is progress, and considering the actual age of this UFO project I'm happy with any progress.  I think this top was appliqued during a really long road trip in 2000. Yikes!  14 years in the making!  

Sunday, October 12, 2014

RSC14 blocks

This month is brown or black. I chose to do brown.  Just 2 months to go. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

More travel pillows.

Here are the covers for 2 more travel pillows for the grandkids.  I still need to tuck the 14" pillow forms into these.  Spiderman was the first one, made for Mason.  These 2 are for Olivia and Sophia. So now I need to make one for Jonah and they will all get these for Christmas with a new book and/or toy tucked into the pocket.  

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Another UFO finish

It isn't my favorite seasonal table topper, but it is a finished one.  This UFO has been sitting around for at least 3 years.  And now it is done.  I even quilted it myself on my machine with a free-hand spiral stitch going round and round the center section, and then just a stitch-in-the-ditch on both sides of the red and gold ribbon.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Spiderman travel pillow

Travel pillows - a quick and easy gift for the grandchildren in my life. This Spiderman pillow is for my oldest grandson who is 3 and obsessed with Spiderman.  This whole project took less than an hour to cut out and sew. Now I need to find a new book and maybe a Spiderman toy to tuck into the pocket.

This is an envelope style pillow cover, and a 14" pillow form fits into it.  Before Christmas I'll be making at least 3 more for the other grandkids.