Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Here is my newest work, just completed "my heart [in fabric]", which was inspired by my friend Shimon's painting called Fenice Avanti. I used Kona solids for the middle heart area and a Marimekko print for the border.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
If you've purchased a pair of TOMS shoes you likely have one of these little bags or flags lying around. I decided that I wanted to make a small clutch out of the bag.
I also used a print I designed myself to feature on the clutch and also printed it myself. I love the combination!
This was a really easy project and I did not use a pattern for this, just made it up as I went along and used some sew-in flexi-firm for the structure. It took roughly an hour from start to finish including printing the fabric.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
My mom taught me a couple years ago how to make a star quilt. I hadn't done it on my own until now. Using Best Press and careful sewing, it makes a quick and easy pattern!
Above, I used prints from DS Quilts, all fabrics I purchased recently from Arizona at Jo-Ann's. They were discounted to 3$ a yard! Of the 50+ yards I bought this is the first project I made :)
The other night the local Fabricland had a sale on their Heritage Quilting cottons so I decided to pair these colors together with some Kona snow and make another star.
Friday, January 11, 2013
I made another Spanish Textile Quilt, this time in Aqua colours. The pattern is by J Michelle Watts. I love piecing this pattern and it is so easy to quilt!
This was a special gift for my brother in law.
I used a Michael Miller print on the back and scrappy binding. You can see a little Tula Pink Birds and Bees and DS Quilts here.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
I printed my own fabric sheet using images from Heather Ross' PRINTS book. The images printed incredibly detailed and I am so happy with it. Of course I heat set the inks with my iron before sewing.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Here is my finished Heather Ross mini quilt made for a friend on twitter. She loves Heather Ross and I love Tula Pink so we both decided to make something for each other. I used just about every print I had on this project and I hope she likes it!
The block is a pattern from the book Modern Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman. If you don't already own it, please consider buying it. Everything in the book is so beautiful and I have to say this block was so easy.
And of course I had to make a custom quilt tag for the occasion... using printable images from the dvd that came with Heather Ross' PRINTS book. SO MUCH FUN! I made my own fabric sheets using freezer paper and ran them through my color ink jet and set with high heat. My Epson printer uses pigmented inks which make it ideal for printing on fabric. (be sure to check with your printer/ink manufacturer)
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Here is my year in one snapshot! Of course I made a lot more items but this is all that would fit in the mosaic maker... 1. Jewelry tray, 2. Garden fence quilt top finished, 3. Club Card Holder Inside, 4. Mug rug that is going to be a jewelry tray, 5. Free form blocks, 6. Rug quilt, 7. Squares on Yellow Quilt: orange backing, 8. Quilting table runner, 9. Busy quilting, 10. Mug Rug complete, 11. Pink duvet I made for my daughter, 12. Long awaited pillowcase for my son, 13. Honey badger warning label, 14. Monogrammed bath towels, 15. K monogram, 16. owly baby dresses, 17. Travel pillowcase, 18. Natani Blanket, 19. Wall hanging, 20. Quilt named "Magical Moonlight", 21. Seven-point star!, 22. hexies!, 23. Small slipcover project, 24. Hot pad, 25. New tag!, 26. Baby Quilts LOVE, 27. T shirt tote bag, 28. Pillowcases!, 29. Club Logo Banner, 30. FLiQS2 Mini Quilt, 31. #quilting with my mom, 32. Akbal Mini Quilt, 33. pink bird #angrybird #halloween, 34. all of my most treasured work has @tulapink #fabric on the back, 35. #quilt i made for my brother in law