One of my favourite creative outlets… and a great way to practice new skills on a small scale. Some of these are from patterns, but others are just my own. These make great gifts, too… and most have left my home for lands afar.
I especially love the ones that tell a story. What is your story? I’ll make you something too.
My first attempt at paper piecing… the library book labels are selvedges from my fabrics
This lovely Cardinal wall hanging is made from a free pattern at Moda. This one is now hanging on the wall in my mom’s room at her nursing home. She loves birds and sewing and I think really loves this creation. I made all the stems from a very old package of dark brown bias tape she had in her sewing box which I inherited.
My first ever wall hanging and quilting experience. Inspired by Scandinavian Stitches
The Runaway Quilt Block…see the little guy escaping? He didn’t get far, but seems happy enough, just hanging around my house.
Woodland creatures (pattern from Shiny Happy World). I was asked to make a quilt with this pattern and did so… see Quilty Things, and loved the animals so much I had to keep some for myself.
The special thing about this little house is that it is made with crayons! Colouring 101 on cloth, them ironed to set and quilted with black thread to outline the parts. I sewed the buttons on afterward. I love the simplicity of the whole thing.
For my mom, from her fabric stash… some bits more than 60 years old! (Ask me how I know this…lol)
For my hairdresser friend, Patty
The Shelly Cottage. I made this up as I went along… using a photo of the cottage to help. A gift for friends.
Cats peering out the window on a summers day…another attempt at fabric art from my childlike imagination
Story map: My friend Ben went geocaching with me and this is the souvenir map that includes my house and his, and special interest points along the way in our neighbourhood.
From the book Scandinavian Stitches, a tree. Raw edged appliqué…. so simple. I love the look and have made several of these in a variety of sizes. This one is about 20 x 25
This was my very first attempt at fabric art…. my own house!
Sewing room sign for ME! Because I have a new and proper sewing room and I love it!
Another crayon art quilted wall hanging… the cat on the right.
A little cat, made with Mya for her room at our house. It hangs in the window.
Chalk cloth… what a fabulous things. I’ve made so many things with it: These are door hangers for kids…see the little pouch for the chalk and brush?
Sewing/craft room signage for my friend Jenn… new house build in progress
And seasonal ones too