Friday, January 22, 2010

Love in Bloom 2010

"Love in Bloom" table runner adapted from a pattern for a wall hanging in the Jan/Feb 2010 issue of McCalls Quilting magazine. The pattern was written for machine piecing. I made the hearts scrappy and adjusted the plain border to fit the amount of fabric in my stash. Also changed the applique arrangement and bias color.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Book Cover 2010

For the 2010 Women's Conference I was asked to make a book cover for a prayer book as a gift to the speaker.

Asked to choose "Distinctive Japanese" fabrics. I selected Kasuri from my stash. Dying the threads before weaving seems to be an extreme exercise in faith in that, what was intended matches the result. I was able to pick up a floral weave at the Tokyo Dome Quilt show and finished the cover with a hand crafted butterfly from Hinoki wood. 5" x 7" X 1" Were the dimensions requested. Never having made a book cover before, I made a practice cover for my old bible.