Saturday, September 28, 2013

Crazy Quiltin'

I bought a pattern for a sewing kit at Maine Quilts this summer. The cover is done in crazy quilting and there were no directions for that. The sewing kit folds in from the right and then in from the left, so there are three sections. The size is 10 x 18 inches. I found it took me a long time to figure out how to make all the patches. 

I signed up for Allie Aller's Crazy Quilt class on Craftsy. I have her book and really, she is teaching what is right there in the book, but it is so good to watch her explain what she is doing. I already had the patches sewn together when I started the class. If I had watched her (yes, or read the book) I might have made the top in three sections and started each section in the center. 

I bought all of these flowers at our Back Roads auction last spring. I'm sure everyone thought I was crazy but I knew what I was going to do with all those petals!

Chevron stitch and detached chain with beads. Buttonhole stitch in a circle with a little flower bead on top.

I ironed knit interfacing on the back of the patches. Allie Aller recommends to do that. She says she does it so she doesn't have to use a hoop to embroider. It does help. 

In progress...

A ribbon bow with french knots holding the blue ribbon in place. Then twisted silk ribbon in lavender on top.

Stay tuned, more to follow!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Beads and Dolls

Beads and Dolls, what's not to love. Isn't this exquisite? How much fun would it be to make dolls like this?

And here's another one that is more my speed...