This is a fun, casual table runner made from repurposed denim. Check out http://catsongstitchery.etsy.com to see more about this runner and others!
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
This is an appliqued wall quilt I made during an American Sewing Guild class. It was so much fun, I made the Koi quilt too.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
This is a case I made for my autoharp. I used my living room curtains, green foam, lined with white velveteen.
Friday, August 21, 2009
This ukulele was also made by my husband, for my son. I made this case so it could hang on the wall vertically, taking up less space. A thin batting layer is in between the light blue flannel lining and the cowboy outside fabric.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
This ukulele case is simpler than the mandolin because it only has a front and back. The mandolin case (previous post) has sides like a box. The cushioning is batting (instead of green foam) and much easier to work with. The handles are a cotton sash folded in half.
Monday, August 17, 2009
This is a Mandolin case I made using scraps left over from my raggedy bed quilt. I started by tracing the shape on brown paper and adding a little extra for ease (but not much though).
It fits great. The padding is 1" green foam which was maddening to work with because it has a mind of its own!
Friday, August 14, 2009
This is the last installment from the Lancaster Quilt and Textile Museum http://www.quiltandtextilemuseum.com/ The imagery is not what I am used to seeing. Very unusual! The second one apparently was a pattern from a magazine.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Navajo Weavings seen at the Lancaster Quilt and Textile Museum www.quiltandtextilemuseum.com I love the colors and the American flag and trains, motifs I didn't know they used in the late 1800's-early 1900's.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
My mom was my first sewing teacher, but it was my aunt, Suzanne Brown, that was my first inspiration. She has sewn her own clothes for as long as I can remember. She also used to knit. I always looked up to her. Here is just a small sampling of her recent projects. The first two quilts were presents for my children when they were born. When I was small, she made a drawstring bag for me that has travelled to Europe with me and still goes on every trip I take! Another year, she gave me a bag of beautiful, exotic beads. I loved imagining all the possibilities. You never know the inspiration you impart on someone else. My aunt knows now!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
This is the last installment in the Amish quilts exhibit at the Lancaster Quilt and Textile Museum www.quiltandtextilemuseum.com