Friday, December 24, 2010
My Ballard group has an "ugly fabric" exchange at our Christmas party. This is what I have made with the abandoned blocks and some new blocks with the fabric. I think it is quite beautiful. Now I need help on borders. Do you think I should use either the green or gold, or should I try to find the lavander (very weird color), or something else for the inner border, and what do you think about the black outer border? The "true" colors are more like the top photo (with flash).
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
These onesies were created during Leslie's baby shower as a contest. I made 'Jungle Gym' on the lower right with my Aunt Corrine and 'Goin' Buggy' (just to the right of 'African Safari') after seeing what fun my cousin Vienna had using glitter fabric paints. Her creation is the van Gogh-like night scene with 'Baby' spelled in gold glitter stars (upper right). Tracy, Vienna's mom, came up with the idea and provided the fabric paints, stencils, embroidery floss, etc.
In case you ever need an idea for a baby shower, this really was a lot of fun.
These are the blocks I helped Elaine make during my visit after Thanksgiving. Elaine had the red butterflies and we found the others at Pacific Fabrics. Elaine discovered the dragonflies which complement the butterflies and pull the other colors together so well. The quilt is based on a pattern Clara had and that Elaine and I adapted 2 or 3 years ago.