Tuesday, July 14, 2015

4 Quilts to exhibit at Maine Quilts Show

These are the four quilts I will be exhibiting at the Maine Quilt Show later this month.

The challenge was to complete each 6X60 quilt using only three colors in each.
Fall:  brown, black, white
Winter:  white, blue, gray
Spring:  green, brown, pink
Summer:  orange, red, purple

left to right:

Fall:  Homage to Charley Harper
Winter:  Snow Birds
Spring:  At the Edge of the Woods
Summer:  Eat Your Veggies

Monday, July 13, 2015

My First Altered Jacket 2015

I found a great linen jacket at my favorite thrift store and decided to alter it using vintage trims and doilies.  I didn't like the way the collar flopped so I sewed it down to create a stand-up collar.  I removed the buttons and covered that edge and the buttonholes with vintage trims.  I added a lace collar  and vintage trim around the bottom edge above the flounce.


I particularly like the way the collar floats above the lacy panel I added to the back.  
They are both only sewn to the collar edge so they move freely.
sleeve detail

layered doilies and heart appliqued

small bag made from vintage fabrics, ribbons, buttons
added to the front as a pocket

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The Flower Pot Man

This is still a work in progress.  Dad already has added a necklace made from a faucet knob and he moved the shovel to his right hand.  We're now on the hunt for an old spade blade--Dad found a great handle for one which will look better than the plastic one currently there.