Thursday, August 18, 2016

April Roudabush's Ferris Wheel Quilt



April Roudabush of Pennsylvania made this stunning Ferris Wheel quilt to give as a gift. 
The recipient of the quilt put it under a black light (below). Wow!
She is on Facebook as This Biker Quilts. 
Wonderful job, April!




Sunday, August 14, 2016

Donna Bruno's Park Place Quilt!


This gorgeous Park Place quilt is Donna Bruno's latest finish. Isn't it a beauty? The little pink dots on the light background are actually little flowers. I love the red inner border and the black floral border too. Nice job, Donna!
Donna lives in Torrington, CT. She was co-President of the Hearthside Guild in Harwinton last year.  
To see the pattern for this quilt, click here: Park Place.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Everything Tea!

I've been binge-browsing on Pinterest, looking at everything tea: beautiful tea cups, interesting pots, tea party ideas, tea growing, tea houses, tea blends, and clever tea party recipes.
Treat yourself to a little virtual tea party inspiration here: Tea Time!
The lemon flower idea above is from SkinnyMs.



Haha. For links to the shirt and cup, see: Tea Time!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Knotted Binding?


I'm curious about this knotted quilt binding! I found this photo on 10Marifet, but it didn't tell how-to. 
Guzellestirin means "beautify" in Turkish. Well, I knew that from the photos! :)
I would guess you make the knots, then line them up side-by-side and sew them onto a narrow foundation strip. Then insert the strip into a knife-edge binding and top-stitch? I need to give this a try. Any advice?


Thursday, August 4, 2016

Couching on Monk Cloth Looks Like Fun!


Look at this! It's by Hata Larson. The source is Postila in Russia. Even though I can't read it, each picture is worth a thousand words. This looks like fun! Knit strips couched on monk cloth. Draw the main shape, then just fill in the spaces. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Portrait Quilt by Kate Themel


Stunning portrait quilt, "Looking Back," by Kate Themel. It measures 18" x 27."

And she lives close by, in Connecticut! Read about this accomplished artist here

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Not Your Average Black Dress!


This gets my creativity gears turning! Pretty amazing!
This is from the 2015 Noir collection by Kei Ninomiya.
Read more about it on Style Zeitgeist.
More images on Google.