Friday, October 17, 2014


These are more my colors. I like using variegated thread, so there is more interest. One needlecase a week is doable.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


I made the wrap again from the free pattern at Fabric Depot. The slits hold the wrap around you, so you don't have to hang on to it. This one is a little shorter--so am I! The yarn is Red Heart. The cables don't show as well in the variegated, but I liked the yarn better.

Monday, October 13, 2014


This idea came from a Quilting Arts TV episode in the 1300 series. It starts as a 9 patch that you slash both ways through the middle and rearrange.

At first I had it as a window pane setting then realized how much matching of seams would be involved. I think this is a better layout interest wise. I know 2 corner blocks are in the other direction but felt that contained the piece better.

It's 60 by 48 inches.

Friday, October 10, 2014


This is the next needlecase. I need 10, so on to the felting.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Bead Journal Project

Here's the next button for the Bead Journal Project. I like this one better than last month's, because I put a base of beads beneath the beaded flower.  It's 1 1/2 ".

Monday, October 6, 2014


This is another piece of Japanese Yukata fabric that I had and hand stitched. The blank center of the flowers just screamed for beads and took quite a while to do! They do make a difference.

It is machine quilted and 20" by16".

Friday, October 3, 2014


Here's the next needlecase. My photography really needs improving, but I have no interest in it and can't seem to make myself do it. The green is darker.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Art Squared

The word for the Art Squared challenge this time was Icon which to me means a religious symbol. I searched the internet for inspiration and found a cross that was close to what I had in mind. They wanted $10 for me to download it! I picked up a piece of printer paper, folded it and cut my own cross.

It's foiled using copper colored foil and edged by machine with a metallic braid I had. Then it felt like the quilting should be in copper metallic thread. It's 17" square.

I learned a couple of things about foiling. Where the foil paper is folded in packaging, it doesn't foil well. A metallic pen can fill in empty spots.