Monthly Archives: July 2014

Warm and Cozy Tea Cozy

Front detail of Warm and Cozy Tea Cozy

Front detail of Warm and Cozy Tea Cozy

My pattern: Warm and Cozy Tea Cozy has been published! Craft it now: 75+ Simple Handmade Projects is a great crafting book with easy ideas to craft great items. Projects feature quilting, crochet, embroidery, polymer clay and other fun techniques.

Warm and Cozy Tea Cozy page

Warm and Cozy Tea Cozy page

This would be a great book to introduce a child to handwork. The projects are designed to be created in a short period of time.

Back of Warm and Cozy Tea Cozy

Back of Warm and Cozy Tea Cozy

My project features an appliqué design where the cut teacup is carefully cut out of one square of fabric. Both the positive and negative pieces of the block are used.

Warm and Cozy Tea Cozy

Warm and Cozy Tea Cozy

The positive and negative appliqué are fused onto a background, satin stitched and then quilted. This can easily be adapted to make a pillow, placemats or table runner.

Tea time everyone!

Fashionable Attire

I’ve completed the commission for the wallhanging that will be given as a birthday gift. I was asked to create a quilt that references fashion.

Fashionable Attire quilt

Fashionable Attire quilt

The shop carries men and women’s fashions and is located in an old stone building. I actually had the outer border designed and created before the central four blocks.

Fashionable Attire border

Fashionable Attire border

I like the way the 2 shades of grey fabric curve up suggesting a wall.

flowerdetail

Fashionable Attire border detail

The large floral (Kaffe Fassete fabric I think) seemed to be too obvious, so I cut it on the diagonal and insert very thin strips of grey so that it looks like the flowers are behind a fence.

hatdetail

The hat has been decorated and is worthy of a royal tea party. I used a variety of hand dyed silk ribbon from Nell’s Emboidery. A ribbon flower completes the look.

I hope the recipient enjoys her gift.

Fashionable appliques

I am working on a commission for a birthday gift. The wallhanging is for a friend whose family own a clothing shop. Here is a glimpse of a couple of the blocks.

Dressform applique

Dressform applique

Tuxedo shirt applique

Tuxedo shirt applique

Hat applique

Hat applique

The hat hasn’t been trimmed yet. I will be adding flowers, ribbons and beads to finish this lovely chapeau!

 

Quilted Art Postcards

Newly Finished Postcards

I just finished these three postcards. They had been partially constructed for a class I taught for the Upper Grand District School Board Continuing Education Department.

Red Flower Postcard

Red Flower Postcard

This flower was created from a hexagon. The hexagon was folded in half so that a little of the lining shows. It was then folded in half width wise and a tuck was stitched to create its shape. The leaves and stem are fused and stitched to add dimension.

Circle Hex Postcard

Circle Hex Postcard

I love the colour purple! I improvisationally pieced a few small pieces to create the background. Some free motion quilting and a silver foil piece with beads adds interest.

Broken Heart Postcard

Broken Heart Postcard

This broken heart is made with a red and gold lame fabric and a red cotton. It’s fused and free motion quilted onto a black cotton sateen with a metallic thread.

I love making these miniature quilts. They are quick to make and are a great way to try out new techniques.

Enjoy!