Monday, March 28, 2016

Month's End


Wow, March is nearly gone! I know I've been busy but this month has flown by like a whirlwind. I absolutely love the sewing projects that I completed. In addition to the crazy cat quilt I already posted about, I finished an adorable purse, spring eyelet valences for our dining room, and a quilted batik throw. The muted beachy colors on this one are so soothing. Now my favorite easy chair in the bedroom will remind me of my favorite beach.

This mid-sized purse is perfect to carry my tablet and extra stuff when I'm out for the day. I found the unique linen fat quarter printed with antique playbills and ads while shopping online, then contrasted with black and cream ticking handles and borders. The decorative leather closure with added wooden beads is recycled from an old purse handle.

Camping is on our horizon, so I won't be in my sewing room as much.  Restocking the camper after a long winter takes a little time.  However, project design is always on my mind. Being away from home triggers my creativity. I usually shop for fabric, sketch ideas, and design quilts in EQ7 during our trips. I always find fresh inspiration from nature and new locations.

“Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye.” ~Dorothy Parker

“Creative people do not see things merely for what they are,
they see them for what they can be.” ~ Julie Israel


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