Monday, March 21, 2016

Turquoise Tag

I made this tag for a dear friend. 

The images are had drawn and the fabric is hand-dyed as well as the ribbon :-)

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I bake a lot, but this cake was over-the-top even for me. 

The inside was a four layer green tea cake with buttercream and pistachios. Yum!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Throw Pillows!

The other day I shared my first paper pieced quilt blocks and then my modification of turning them into circles. And I promised I would show you what they ended up as.

Since I hate repeating myself, doing a whole quilt of paper piecing wouldn't be very fun. But we never have enough pillows on our couches so...

I used this amazing (saucy) Alexander Henry fabric on the back which I think is a nice foil to the orderly, conservative vibe of quilt blocks.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Paper Pieced Quilt Blocks

I've always been curious about paper pieced quilt blocks so when the Creative Bug block of the month was this  Whippper Snapper (paper pieced) block by Anna Marie Horner I couldn't resist trying it.

Fun stuff. I really like not having to fret about lining things up as I just put my fabric on the lines I drew on the paper. Drawing lines on paper is very much my jam... lining up fabric... not so much.

I always try to do something new at least twice so I can commit the process to memory. So I made this one. Much faster and far more confidently. Yay

And being me, not knowing the first thing about leaving well enough alone, I decided to convert the blocks into circles. Because... why not?

Stay tuned as I actually have a plan for these cuties.