Thursday, June 14, 2012

                                        SUMMERTIME, SUMMERTIME, SUMMERTIME!

Today I am enjoying my time outside mowing the law and trimming and watering all my flowers!

But -- There is always time to take a picture of a new quilt I made!  This small quilt was made as my "Tie" Challange in our local guild.  I used seven ties of assorted small paisley prints in the 1" strips of the log cabin.  The last touch was using a tie as the small flowers in front of the log house!  Don't you love it!

I designed the flowers to match the outlined flowers in the Moda fabric.  The flowers came to life when they were stitched with two different rose threads and gold thread for the french knots.  Wa La!

I named this quilt "The House That Jack Built" because I had no idea what the end result was going to be.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

My inspiration for this penny rug was my friend, Barbara, who I recently saw during my trip to Virginia!  We ate lunch at the Martha Washington Inn at Mount Vernon and while shopping in the beautiful gift shop I found this cute pie bird with a cherry on his chest!  He now has a special home!  The penny rug design is called "Blackbird Pie" from Leisure Arts book on "Quick and Easy Penny Rugs".  I had just the perfect wool for the pie crusts!  My friend, Karen, found this piece for me to be used on a previous winter project.  Thank goodness there was enough for my crust!  The rug is about 20 inches in diameter.  I may sew some black buttons in the center of some of the pennies.  Wouldn't that be great!