Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Cool Stuff

This is the Sunbonnet Sue Through the Ages I have been doing all year. My manager really wanted to do a Sue quilt as the year's project, but there really wasn't much interest. I have to admit, I wasn't too thrilled myself, but I committed to doing it. The first row is Norse, the second is Celt, the third is High Gothic, and the fourth is the Six Wives of Henry VIII. I couldn't figure a way to have Anne and Catherine to carry their heads....they just looked like big pillows. But it is done, and I had fun despite myself.... I can't wait to see what others have done.

This is the result of a challenge my general manager set us...how to use a relatively small amount of fabric and make something cool to sell this Ralph Lauren plaid. I thought a bog coat would be perfect, and I think it turned out pretty well. A yard and three quarters, and some terrific closures... And a warm coat later!

 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

After Christmas Showing

 

This is the quilt I made my son this Christmas. I started with the scenic panels you see, designed the quilt around them (actually one panel cut apart)pieced it, then had an exciting time quilting it myself on a long arm Handiquilter. I actually got it trimmed and bound before Christmas Eve!

Meg enjoyed wearing my fur to the Marine Ball so much, I made her this faux chinchilla shrug, and she likes it even better!

Having my kids home for Christmas was my very favorite present!