Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Blue Butterflies and Black Geese

I have been piecing,  honest!  These are for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge on Saturday next.  This month's color is light blue.

These black geese were for the RSC also, but I didn't get to taking any pictures. The color triangles are from the same piece of fabric, the others are each from a different black scrap.
Next up, four different snowflakes with light blue skies.... paper pieced, of course.
Happy Humpday!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Ancient History

Paper pieced about 10 years ago. This is part of the back of a baby quilt made for my Great  Grand niece.  (Sorry it is so out of focus...I took the picture as a reminder, not to be shown to anybody.)

And here is the front. My Grand niece was into raising and showing rabbits. (This is actually the second top I made. The first one showed pink from the backing through the rabbits. Now I would leave it, but then things had to be "perfect". I've since learned there is no such thing.)

Have a lovely weekend.


Monday, December 25, 2017

A Lime Butterfly

Started a while before Christmas, but only just finished.

I like the color - very Christmassy.

Happy Holidays.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Want to see my cookies?

Oh I guess I should take to covering off first...

These are the spumoni cookies  I made from the recipe here
They tasted good, but were not as pretty as the ones on the Spiral blog.

and a veggie plate to bring with the cookies to our niece's house for Christmas Eve dinner.
We had a wonderful time - Thank you, Mary and Mark.

Merry Christmas to you all.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Made for Christmas Gift

I started this last year for my Sister-in-Law as a hostess gift for inviting us to Thanksgiving... It didn't get done. I made the 5 paper pieced Mimbulus Mimbletonias, but after that I was stumped as to what to do with them.  What colors to use, what quilting to add, and quite afraid my skills wouldn't make a good enough product. I gathered up the blocks and fabrics and set it all aside.  Tuesday I decided to finish it after remembering something my drawing teacher taught us... photographic renderings were for cameras. Art work is made by humans and while not perfect, brings more insight to the piece.

Here's the piece, a table runner.

These close-ups show the real colors. (The pattern comes from Fandom in Stitches the Harry Potter section. I've made many of them.  It's a great houseplant - no watering, no sunshine required.)

The binding is red roses, and brings out the MM flowers.  Hope she likes it.

So this is to wish you all a Merry Christmas, and a Happy Holiday of your choice.


Saturday, December 9, 2017

The Latest Butterfly

I tried to get artsy with the body (in private, of course, LOL). The body fabric is the sky with planets. I wanted the top and bottom to be different... they are. Oh well, that just makes something interesting (or interstellar) to find.
The wings are blue with red lines woven in...makes it look more purple.

So I'm off to share this with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge Community.

We had snow again!  Looks like a couple of inches - it'll probably stay now.  We've used up all our get out of winter points already.
Have a lovely weekend.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Celebrating Butterflies

It's the first again....

Finished yesterday in time to share it with The Kaleidoscope of Butterflies
I especially like blue butterflies. I saw two tiny ones while on a walk in Sequoia National Park (in California) with my daughter and her family. One of my bestest memories.
Have a great weekend.