Monday, March 12, 2012

Selling My Soul

A friend of mine is starting up an artists' co-op; I offered to provide a few things in case she needs to fill up space as they start.

These collapsible dog dishes photograph poorly but they're very cute in real life.  I made a couple for Cooper for when we visit Grandma's house and they hold up nicely.  They're watertight, wipe-clean easy, and fold for storage in between visits.  I'm *really* not crazy about sewing the laminated cottons - so far none of the tips I've found actually help move the buggardly stuff under the foot - but I'll keep trying. 
A wallhanging/tabletopper.  36" square.  This is a mitered square variation using striped fabric and ending up with two types of blocks.  Lots of fun.  The bubbly print in the border and binding isn't part of the main fabric line (I believe it's called Kiev, so sumptuous!) but I wanted to pull out those rich blues.  The wind was just howling when I went to take some of these pics, the quilts aren't actually wiggly!

A baby quilt - 33" square.  I found the bubbly backing fabric at a tag sale while driving home from buying the FQs so I figured it was meant to be. 

I quilted starry shapes around two of the squares for fun.

I think these little guys are SO cute! 

Another kid quilt - 42" square - using the adorable buggy FQ's from AdornIt that I bought at Sewing Summit last year.  Made from Amy Smart's tutorial; I've played with this rail fence variation twice now using very different fabrics and it works beautifully.  I love an easy, clean, effective pattern, don't you?
Backed in a woven that I had onhand, with a few coins for luck.   
So that's my contribution to the new shop.  If you happen to be in southern Connecticut soon, give me a holler and I'll take you over there; I got a peek at some of the stock yesterday and there are going to be some really fabulous offerings.

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