One of my favourite creative outlets… and a great way to practice new skills on a small scale. Some of these are from patterns, but others are just my own. These make great gifts, too… and most have left my home for lands afar.
I especially love the ones that tell a story. What is your story? I’ll make you something too.
This is our favourite room because it is full of light and lots of plants and it connects us to the outdoors. Shadow especially loves it because the floor is heated. That is the hot tub in the corner which I decorated with a quilted bookcase wall hanging. It was so much fun to make that I made 2 more for friends, each with personal book titles and touches. The book spines are mainly salvage bits from fabrics (I always cut off and save the salvages on new fabrics) and a few others I embroidered. Zoom in to see the fun of it. Our clock is set to 4:44 because that is Mark’s special numberHot tub art… who knew this was needed?
I made this wall hanging from fabric purchased in Dunedin Florida, one of our favourite places. (Go Jays) so if pineapples weren’t already special to us, this makes them more so. We kinda have a thing here about this “welcoming” fruit.
OK, back to wall hangings.
My first attempt at paper piecing… the library book labels are selvedges from my fabrics
We had the pleasure of visiting Highclere Castle a few years ago…aka Downton Abby… and I brought home a souvenir tea towel and changed it into a quilted wall hanging. It hangs in my kitchen and I never get tired of looking at it. I think I see Bates.. do you?
For Meg’s little cabin
This little guy is on our front door now, for winter
This lovely Cardinal wall hanging is made from a free pattern at Moda. This one is now hanging on the wall in my mom’s room at her nursing home. She loves birds and sewing and I think really loves this creation. I made all the stems from a very old package of dark brown bias tape she had in her sewing box which I inherited.
My first ever wall hanging and quilting experience. Inspired by Scandinavian Stitches
The Runaway Quilt Block…see the little guy escaping? He didn’t get far, but seems happy enough, just hanging around my house.
Woodland creatures (pattern from Shiny Happy World). I was asked to make a quilt with this pattern and did so… see Quilty Things, and loved the animals so much I had to keep some for myself.
The special thing about this little house is that it is made with crayons! Colouring 101 on cloth, them ironed to set and quilted with black thread to outline the parts. I sewed the buttons on afterward. I love the simplicity of the whole thing.
For my hairdresser friend, Patty
The Shelly Cottage. I made this up as I went along… using a photo of the cottage to help. A gift for friends.
Cats peering out the window on a summers day. Pretty primitive early effort.
From the book Scandinavian Stitches, a tree. Raw edged appliqué…. so simple. I love the look and have made several of these in a variety of sizes. This one is about 20 x 25
This was my very first attempt at fabric art…. my own house!
Sewing room sign for ME!
Banana Productions was born with this signage
This is a crayon quilt. Image downloaded, and copied onto white cloth, then coloured with crayons and ironed to set. then outline stitched, framed and quilted.
A little cat, made with Mya for her room at our house. It hangs in the window.
Sewing/craft room signage for my friend Jenn