Sunday, October 27, 2013

Happy Halloween!

I have been sewing for like, ever, but only blogging for a couple of years.  So, I thought I'd share some of my older Fall and Halloween themed projects.

My most favorite Fall wall hanging.

A fun skinny wall hanging 
A mug rug to test the spider pattern before the wall hanging.
I couldn't seem to get enough of those spiders...a postcard too.
My Halloween Squared quilt
A friend of mine made those gorgeous pumpkins for me.
From the quilt scraps I made this table mat.

A mug rug for a swap.  I don't think it was appreciated but I thought it was pretty fun.

Another wall hanging
and another
A couple of small accent pillows

 Wishes for a beautiful Fall and a wickedly Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Altered Dictionary - L

This time the altered dictionary letter is L
and my word choice is Look
No fancy new word to learn but it was fun putting the scene together.  I wanted to put the word in the window but it was too far down the page to work it out nicely.

I've only 5 more letters to complete this year long alpha challenge.  And after that, only about 950 pages remaining to be altered.  hahaha  I've got a feeling my followers will be glad when I'm done posting these (me too!).  But I'm at least back at my sewing machine part of the time too.
Enjoy today!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Some Postcards

I have been inexcusably lax in mailing out some postcards.  I've been a bit lax in making them as well, but I do have a few I haven't mailed yet.
Who's There? (paper)
Blue Chip (fabric)
Ma'am (paper)
Big Catch (paper)
and finally,
Share Space (fabric)
Have you seen one you like?  If you have, tell me which one and in a few days I will choose recipients and mail them out.
This favorite, Sissy, has already been mailed to Renee. 
It is a fabric postcard printed from the Sissy envelope that never arrived to Renee.  I wrote on the postcard that I hoped the postcard would find her since the envelope did not.  I hoped to make the postal system feel guilty for poor delivery and apparently it worked. :-)
Whatever it takes to create a good mail day **heehee**

Monday, October 14, 2013

Pretty Pinwheels

Once upon a time, there was a quilter named Annie...  I love pinwheels.  They are my all time favorite block.  Every fabric collection is considered for a pinwheel quilt.  But none has ever been right.
Until one day in February, Carol and I decided to purchase and split a Fat Eighth bundle called 2wenty Thr3e.
When my now Fat Sixteenth arrived, I knew it would be my long awaited pinwheel quilt.  BUT would there be enough fabric for enough pinwheels to make a quilt?
It was March when I finally decided on a design plan.  I actually NEVER have a total design plan...only a start.  I then dive in and fly the rest of the way by the seat of my pants.  I decided to make both 6.5" and 4" pinwheels.  The 4" pinwheels would be sashed with two different widths and then turned and placed at random between the 6.5" pinwheels.
Then a border of all the 4" pinwheels again.  It turned out to be the perfect sized throw quilt for me.  As I prefer quilts as accessories to beds and chairs and such rather than as a bedspread, I couldn't be happier.
I still had small scraps of all the fabrics and decided on a pillow.  But not with tiny pinwheels!  Just some small squares placed in a fractured arrangement.
I wasn't sure about not using pinwheels in the pillow, but it turns out that I love the design contrast.
I am SO happy to have my pinwheel quilt!  And even happier that I'm completely happy with my end result...even seven months after it's start.  **sheesh!**
It doesn't bother me at all that this looks more like summer than fall.  I prefer summer and I'm happy enough to hang on to it as long as possible.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Art Calendar Journal - October

I finally brought myself to try a month of non-regimented days and weeks.  It only took me until
to brave this change.
It will be interesting to see how these blocks look filled in.
Here is how September has come out.

May October be filled with wonderfully wicked fun!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Altered Dictionary - J

is the assigned letter for this fortnight for the altered dictionary alpha challenge.
Jockey is my word choice.
Off to the races!  Not really.