Thursday, October 30, 2014

Lepidopteran 3

This gorgeous art quilt was made by Caryl Bryer Fallert. You can see the pattern on Bryer Patch. It measures 30" x 30." Her inspiration for this quilt came from a Bradford pear leaf that she found in her neighborhood. As she sketched designs, she noticed that it looked like the wings of a butterfly.
I've been an admirer of Caryl's for a long time. Remember the birds?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

Lacy Collage Quilt

This busy quilt was made in 2010 by Pat Garrison. Embroidered and appliqued with flowers, faces, borders and words. Looks like there is some crochet and lace too. I especially like the scalloped outer edge. Some buttons, beads, charms and silk ribbon would be fun to add. Great job, Pam!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Handmade Pillow Cup from the Czech Republic

This handmade ceramic cup that looks like a comforter made me smile. Perfect with your comfort food breakfast. :) Found at Oli's Cupboard in the Czech Republic on Etsy. Very clever, Oli!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Charming Scrap Quilt

What a pretty scrap quilt. Just a simple log cabin block, but so artistically done. Nice colors, good variety of fabrics, especially the one in the center. I like the soft puckery look. Looks like it's been machine washed and dried.

I found this photo on Pinterest, attributed to Etsy. Link goes to a dead end. Too bad. Does anyone know who made this?

Friday, October 24, 2014

Selvage Jacket!

Lynda Duplissea created this beautiful selvage jacket! Here's what she wrote about it:

Late in 2012, I was asked to prepare a 15-20  minute program for our chapter to share the selvage edge technique I used when making a quilt from your book. At the end of the program, one member shouted out, “What’s your next project going to be?” 
With a broad grin, I answered, “I think I’ll make a jacket.”  “Have it ready by our quilt show!” was shouted out in reply. 
It was a good natured exchange;  you see, a few months prior to the program, I accepted the position of Biennial Quilt Show Chair for 2014 and at various workshops, I would encourage the gals to make sure their projects were ready by the quilt show. Though playful,  the challenge was on.
I’m attaching a few photos taken of my newly completed jacket. (Which by the way was ready for our show.) 
I am particularly pleased with my first attempt at making a jacket. The lining is tone on tone with the words ‘Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse” which I felt fit perfectly with the use of selvages. One of the selvages even had my name LYNDA so I placed it on the inside collar but I don’t think I’ll hang the jacket from it …that's purely decorative.
 Lynda is from the border town communities of St.Stephen New Brunswick Canada/Calais, Maine. Nice job, Lynda!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Meet Rebecca from Connecituct

Tonight I was waiting to have some fabric cut at JoAnn's in Waterbury and I met Rebecca, owner of Rebecca's Dorky Designs on Etsy. She designs and makes superhero/Star Wars/Hello Kitty dresses. One even glows in the dark. Pretty creative. Way to go, Rebecca!