Sunday, March 11, 2012

A Wonderful "Weekend"

I hope you are having a wonderful "Weekend" and want you to see my finished bed runner (or now table runner) from Blackbird Designs "Weekend" quilt book.  The blueberry crumbcake fabrics from Moda and designed by Blackbird Designs make this a beauty!  There are three different whites used for the coneflowers and three different deep blues for the leaves.  It is all needleturned and heavily quilted by my friend, Linda.  I will be teaching this at a local quilt shop and hope the ladies enjoy making this as much as I did.  I have kitted it for all of them! 

Lying on the table is my small pin cushion I made to match my new sewing box.  I decided to stuff it with wool that I rolled into a small barrel shape.  I then pulled it into the sewn stitched piece and appliqued a top and bottom.  I decided to use a beautiful blue thread called "Midnight". 

When I purchased this new blueberry crumbcake charm pack I just had to make this sewing box to match my pincushion!  It just happens to be in Blackbird Designs quilt book "Weekend" also!  I can't stop making things from this book.  Love it!

But for a change of designs -- wait until you see my new "Make Do" from French Inspirations.  Meet "Peace Dove" done in soft white wool and valdani overdyed thread.  I did change the color of the thread because I just love soft blue.  Had to make a quick trip to the store to get just the right buttons for his wings!  His collar is velvet ribbon from the bridal aisle.   He stands on pieces found in my workroom -- a fencepost finial and a candlestick.  I glued them together and wa ha!  Walnut stain made it look finished and a large screw to attach him!  As I said before, what we go through to make our make do's!!

I hope you enjoyed all the blues and whites and do have a wonderful "Weekend"!