Monday, October 27, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014

October Color



It's been a rainy October, so take some time this week to enjoy those pretty leaves before they blow off the trees.


"Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!”
-- Humbert Wolfe


Monday, October 6, 2014

Sweet Dreams Chevrons

My most recent creation is a soft pink and gray quilt for a cute redheaded newborn baby girl named Ella Kate. 
 
I sewed three inch wide strips of pink prints to white and gray solids, then cut them into 5 1/2” squares. Set on point, they form a quick chevron pattern. Pink fabric with white polka dots was perfect for the back and binding, and cotton flannel made a light weight batting. Machine quilting with pink thread, a quarter inch from the seams, repeated the zig zag pattern. 
 
I washed, then fluffed the finished quilt in the dryer to give it that vintage soft crinkled look, just right for cuddling. 

 Sweet Dreams for a little sweetheart.