I thought I might show you some of the process I go through. There is a lot of trial and error when I design a new pattern. The project goes through a complete metamorphosis that even I can't begin to understand. Does it ever feel "finished"...never! I could tweak things forever!
Okay, so I changed out the leaves, will replace the wings, changed the angle of the bird...it's nowhere near the original. Maybe that is why I'm not happy with the progress?
These flowers still need a vase of some sort..or maybe not? They look a little lonely...
This little bunny is peeking through the tulips in the garden. Not sure I'm crazy about the size of the little flowers. Mom asked me where is the rest of him! oh dear...Maybe I'll have this done for next year?
A couple of new wool felt candle mats. I prefer to use the wool felt for the scalloped edges of this mat.
This mat was a lot of fun to make, and I'm just finishing up the instructions.
CT 512 Spring Posies Candle Mat
Approximate Size: 57" x 75"
We were inspired by the traditional Tennessee Waltz design, and decided to make a waltz among the stars. The result is our Starlight Waltz.
I love the optical illusion you get with the star and chain. Mom and I made this quilt as a team effort, and it was so much fun to see it all come together. Now to make one in brighter colors!
We're unpacking the kits etc. from the shows in New Mexico and Oklahoma City. I gathered together some of the brighter civil war reproduction fabrics, and made a little pyramid quilt (2 1/2" strips and a tri-rec's ruler will do the trick!). Then I brought out my Hopscotch pattern and made a new quilt. Instead of a scrappy border, I chose to add a 1/2" inner border from a gorgeous navy solid. Who would guess I'd be excited over a solid! Add a 2 1/2" border of a pretty 30's print from Moda, and voila! The hopscotch pattern comes in doll quilt size, and a crib size.
Welcome to my new website! The little snow man above pretty much sums up how I feel about this new year. We are all hoping for good health, and good things for the year to come. I'm determined to finish some of the projects that I've abandoned, and give them a fresh new life.
While setting up this new website, I found photos of my "furry family" A lot of you know that I have a Boxer, named Bruiser, and a Pomeranian, named Sophie, and a Mini Dachshund named Gracie. I also have a long haired cat named Jasmine. She's been with me the longest. almost 15 years!
I hope you enjoy browsing through my patterns, and I hope you find something you like. I will do my best to keep new things coming.