I personally expect 5 new babies in my life, at least tangentially. These little love bundles all need quilts. So here are 3 I made recently.
Jack and the Beanstalk is now a pillow, about 12″x16″. It is hand embroidered, my own design, inspired by a book of fairy tales. This has an overlap opening on the back.
And I finished the Mermaid and Troubadour pillow, about 15″ by 16″. This is my favorite one. It has a side zipper.
Here are the backs. Jack has blue and green. Mermaid has lavender and multicolor.
I worked on this for several more hours. Then I took this picture, with no flash. It is truer color than the others, and there is less bounce back from the shiny stuff. What do you think, better?
I have a new book for inspiration , Free Form Embroidery by Judith Baker Montano. So I started a new piece. It is raw edge appliqué, hand embroidery with thread, floss, cotton and wool. It’s a landscape, and I’m having fun doodling with my needle as I go, a good project to off the new year.
I made a red jacket in my size today. And I lined the size 12 one.
The front and back of new jacket. I’ll replace these pix when I get someone to model it. Number 65. I have to choose a lining color.
I’m not sure if you can see the difference in this. I sewed a lot of beads on, and I think I’m done.
The beads are slowly being added. It changes the appearance a lot.
More stitches, and a handle.
More of it’s covered with fabric strips.
I added a spout and knob.
This is the process I use to make Stuffed Nonsense. First, cut felt shapes, I just winged it, and made crooked ovals.
Then I sewed them together, and saw I needed another one.
I cut a square for the bottom, and sewed it on.
I inserted 2 small tiles, wrapped in batting, to weight the bottom.
This is it, stuffed firmly.
Then I sewed on some fabric.
This is how it looks now.