HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015!
- our daughter married in Seattle...our new son-in-law to love...
- having Christmas with our son from San Diego and the almost-newlyweds...
- celebration times with family!
|Market Bags made from my otherwise discarded rice bags|
|These bags are too lovely to throw!|
After the Faire, I've continued English paper-piecing hexagons and other shapes (an easy activity to travel with and I find hand-sewing calming).
One of my current goals in the next few months is to bring some quilts to completion. I added another border to my heart quilt and would like to quilt it on a longarm machine if I can find one to use. I have at least 3 other quilts of various sizes to complete.
Log Cabin CowsMy neighbor, knowing that I like to quilt, offered me some of her fabric scraps a few years ago. Some are probably about 30 years old because they are obviously children's prints from years gone by. The motifs of a few of the fabrics inspired me to combine them. I fussy cut the farm animals, in this case, cows, featured in the center of the log cabin block (surrounding fabrics: red with tiny white dots, black with white "cow" spots), each one being a little wonky at 1.75"x 1.75" (more or less):
|Log Cabin block with fussy-cut wonky cow centers measuring about 10" finished|
When I put all the blocks together, I have fun combinations like these:
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