Monday, February 29, 2016

Columbine Appliqué -- Block 6 for the Buoyant Blossoms BOM

Since we would be gone this week, I put together March's block, the Columbine, for the Buoyant Blossoms BOM and got it ready to post.  As I write this, we are in Pascagoula, Mississippi, at the Hilton Gardens Hotel.  I'm writing my journal; it'll be posted tomorrow, hopefully.  I'm posting pictures as I get them edited, here.

So, without further ado, I present to you, the Columbine Appliqué block:

Here is the downloadable pdf file with the pattern:

The other Buoyant Blossoms patterns can be found here:

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Photos: Trip to Florida -- Day 1 and Day 2

I've posted pictures of our travel to Florida.

Here is Day 1:  From Columbus to St. Louis, Missouri

And here is Day 2:  From St. Louis to Lewisburg, Kentucky

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Customer's Toy-Print Quilt

This evening I finished quilting a customer's toy-print whole-cloth baby quilt.  I used a pantograph called 'Tumblin' Teddy Bears'.


Sunday, February 14, 2016

Swirling Lone Star Center of Christmas Tree Skirt Ready for Assembly

The diamond rays of the Swirling Lone Star center of the Christmas tree skirt are ready to be put together.  Each diamond is comprised of 45 small diamonds, so the entire Lone Star will have a total of 360 little diamonds in it.  I cut the small diamonds at 2 ½" x 1 ½".  The fabric is satin, taffeta, and brocade.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Customer's Flag-Print Quilt

Just finished putting a 'Twinkling Star' pantograph on a customer's quilt -- a flag-print piece of fabric.


Monday, February 8, 2016

Christmas Tree Skirt Layouts

Here are a couple of choices.  Which do you like better?

I picked up the lone star picture online; mine will be made of burgundy and off-white satins, and some coordinating taffeta bits, too.  So this is just a general idea:

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Wise Men Block for Christmas Tree Skirt

This is the last block for the Christmas Tree skirt.  It probably needs a star.  We'll see if I still think so... later.

Next, to put it all together.  I need 45° triangles between the blocks to make it a full circle.  Then I must extend it at interior and exterior edges until it's a good diameter.

Here are all the blocks together:

Second layout choice:

Baby Jesus in the Manger, version 2.0

That manger looked too stark and bare, so I decided it definitely needed some 'hay' around it:

Baby Jesus in the Manger, 7th Block for Christmas Tree Skirt

One more block to go!   What shall it be, I wonder?

Click to enlarge.

The topknot on the little lamb is terrycloth.

The swaddling clothes are made of unbleached muslin.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

3D Poinsettia Block for Christmas Tree Skirt

Here is block #6 for the Christmas Tree Skirt I started before Christmas.  It's made of moiré taffeta, metallic taffeta, and satin, and is 10" square.  Two more blocks to go!

This was the first 'finish'.  But the more I looked at the picture, the less I liked it.

So I went back downstairs to my sewing room and added some ruching and a few more beads... and here it is in its New and Improved state:

Nightgown for Emma's Doll

The nightgown for the 'My Life As' doll is done.  See it here:  Emma's Doll Nighty