Definitely One-of-a-Kind! This Connecticut antique market find has been transformed (by me) into a pincushion. (From what? I don't know, maybe a vase?)
When my 26-yo son and I saw this at the Elephant's Trunk in New Milford, he said "Sick!" and I said "Perfect!" I like this fancy little Renaissance guy. The piece is unglazed bisque, and the cushion is pink silk dupioni. Pinsies included. See this pincushion.
Here's another favorite find turned into a pincushion: the Hand & Purse. (Sold.)
I found this selvage bookcase quilt on Pinterest. I tried to find out who made it, but to no avail. If you know, please tell me.
This quilt is hanging on a black curtain, probably at a quilt show. The outer edge of the quilt is brown. You can see a bit of the sign on the right. What a great job this quilter did with all those narrow selvages!
I've been meeting the nicest group of people since Veteran's Day when I offered free patterns to vets. This is a photo of Melissa Young taken when she was 19 years old. At the time she was at Photography A School in the Navy at Fort Meade, Maryland. Now her artistic endeavors include quilting!
Take a look at this heartwarming video. The Make-a-Wish Foundation granted this little boy's wish to be Batman's assistant: Bat Kid, and the people of San Francisco helped make it a big success. The boy's cancer is in remission too. It was time for some good news, don't you think?
This beautiful painting is the work of Elaine Cory in Nevada. She has it listed in her Etsy store: Elaine's Heartsong. She wakes up every morning filled with ideas for new paintings. I love the colors in this one.
Gloria in Oregon is about to make a Red Zinger. She wants to know if it would be a good idea to use a "Quilt-as-You-Go" method. I've never done that. Does anyone have any advice for Gloria? Let's chat in the Comments to this post. Thanks!
Are you wondering what I'm talking about? See Red Zinger here. We love newbies.
The second quilt in the triangle scrap series is almost finished. Here's a little sneak peek! You'll never guess this one, it's very different from my previous quilts. Stay tuned!
Take a look at the PINNING in this photo. I don't know why it took me so long to think of doing it this way. I used to hit the pins with the needle now and then. That can really mess up your sewing machine.
"Tea Basket" is the first in a series of scrap quilts made by sewing triangles by eye.
This is the kind of side-project that you can work on now and then as the scraps are accumulated. Or, you can cut little triangles off of everything you have and make tons of these little pretties! Like I did.
The quilt measures 62" x 82."
The lovely machine quilting was done by Maika Christensen of Utah. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. I recommend her highly.
This lovely autumn quilt was made by Lola DeLongoria, Carol Tackett, Marilyn Limbaugh, and quilted by Sharon Malachowski. It was raffled to benefit Gualala Arts in Gualala, California in 2008. This quilt measures 85" x 110." I love the color combination, just like the colors in my yard (mostly on the ground today). Nice job, ladies!
Here are the quilters while the quilt was in the works (background). It looks like they had a good time.