Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Challenge Met

Here's what I made after seeing the Ghanan textile Sujata posted last month.

More details on my blog. Thanks for locating and posting the inspiring vintage textile, Sujata!


Friday, December 18, 2015

Not Peppermint

Maybe "Taffy Pinwheels"?

I enjoy making the Peppermint Pinwheels block and shared it with two groups I'm involved with .... people loved it.

The reason that this is just a two-block runner is that I had exactly one fat quarter of muslin that I had made leaf prints on, using acrylic INKS (not dye, not paint).

I found some batiks that worked, then quilted lightly with big stitch.  The batting was a remnant of Quilters Dream Orient (silk, bamboo, etc., etc.) and was a dream to quilt through.  The finishing touch came when I found a baggie of polymer clay buttons that I had made years ago and forgotten about.  Guess this is what I was saving them for!

Another, brighter, larger peppermint pinwheel project is also in the works.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Happy Strings

This is my quilt named Happy Strings.

It was originally conceived as a scrappy pink and orange quilt
but the color blocks and linear design also relate to
the challenge quilt Sujata shared HERE . . . 

I used pieces of leftover backing fabrics 
to create a deliriously scrappy back.

You can read about the process 
by following the links in