Saturday, May 23, 2015

Charley Harper finish

So I have finished my Charley Harper inspired ladybug mini for my guild swap.

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I am really quite taken with it. I used this tutorial to face the quilt and it is a little wonky, so I am kind of sad about that. But overall, a success!

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And below is my favourite little guy, the middle one.

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Thanks for checking it out!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Caught My Eye #20

This week seems to be about colour! As usual, please click on the picture to be taken to the original site.

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https://flic.kr/p/shBUSc | Handcrafted Triangles: Quilting | A closeup of the qulting on my Handcrafted Triangles quilt.  See the whole quilt and get all the details <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jenjohnston/17686255750/">here</a>

scrappy kaleidoscope quilt

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Sunday, May 10, 2015

A Work In Progress

My guild is having a mini quilt swap and I have my friend Julie as a partner. Luckily she is not a blog reader and so I can share pictures of her quilt in progress. Ladybugs mean a lot to her and she likes Charley Harper, so I decided to emulate some of his drawings. Some are direct copies and some are one I designed myself.

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This is my sketch and placement guide for all of the spots.

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I haven’t gotten too far along as this is my third try with how to complete this. I have settled on machine appliqué and am finally happy with the result. I will be adding legs and feelers as well.

I hope you will all come back and see the finish!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Bling Bling

As I am forever coming up with new ideas and ways to make money, I thought I would show you my latest venture. I am hoping to sell some at my craft fair on the weekend, as well as online.

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This one is mine and I love it!

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Another great choice!

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Ready to make more!

This has been a bit of a long journey with a learning curve, but I am really enjoying the end result. They use lobster clasps so they stay on your wrist easily and the leathers are soft so they move with you. Until next time!

Friday, May 1, 2015