Friday, August 22, 2014

Fabric and Project Photos + Cats

Crystal City Yard Bundle

Cities of the Crystal Planet
Cities of the Crystal Planet II.
Book cover that I took photos of on the cat's stool.
Regelwyn definitely does not approve. 

The back side, and Richard who is wondering what's going on here.

The cover when the book is open.

Inside back cover, ...

... and inside front cover.

No stools were harmed in the making of these pictures.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Project Photos: B R Monogram Pillow

I used an embroidery pattern c.1895 that I found at the Antique Pattern Library Catalog website to make
the design for the front of the pillow on my computer, and I uploaded the file onto Spoonflower for printing.
It's printed on Spoonflower's new Ottoman Rib.

The back uses a beautiful metallic white on white damask that I got from my Grandma Bonita's fabric stash.

Here's a closer view of the lettering!

And the delicate flowers and ribbon along the edges!
(I thought I was never going to get this to repeat perfectly all the way around, and
I have a newfound respect for the women who could do all this by hand back then!)
I haven't yet sewn up the pink twin to this pillow, but I can't wait to have this lovely pair gracing my bed!!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Pink and Black Box Bag

I got the tutorial off of this pin: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/251005379203127065/ 

The directions call for two 7" x 10" rectangles for the exterior fabric, and two of a coordinating fabric for the lining, along with matching interfacing. To make a quilted version, I used 10 swatches cutting out 2 blocks from each. I measured and cut out a 2"x 7" rectangle on a piece of  paper to create a template for my quilting blocks. 

Note: if you use this method, be sure to leave a seam allowance around the block. Penciling the template on the back of the fabric gives you a precise line to sew along. After joining all the pieces together cut off the excess on the outer edges along the pencil lines to give you the required 7" x "10" rectangles.

The interfacing in my version was replaced with a layer of batting quilted to the trimmed exterior piece.

Lattice in Pink

Pink Ink Splatter

Narwhal Seaweed

Contest Narwhal Circles

Ink Splatter II. Black and White

Black and White Chevrons

The bag is turned inside out in these photos for a better look at the lining.

Ink Splatter II. White and Black

Black Ink Splatter
Absolute Black Ink Splatter