Friday, August 22, 2014
|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.|
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014
|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!)
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Monday, August 4, 2014
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|
|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