Friday, June 27, 2008

My patchwork Hobbit hole

The title page for my fabric book "The Road Goes Ever On" is basically completed now, as far as sewing machine work goes. I will now patch the poetry pages and sew them all together before doing the hand sewing details - buttons, embroidery, and some fluffy grass, plus a bit of hand quilting, will finish off my hobbit hole. When the pages are all together, I will also sew the road onto them, so that it continues uninterrupted from page to page. Final photos will be forthcoming in a few days, I hope. Here is what I've done so far:

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

While I'm working on the title page to my next fabric book, here are two more past projects. Like many quilters, I'm very partial to star patterns. The first is a miniquilt titled "Rainbow Log Star", made of log cabin blocks. The second is my interpretation of an aboriginal dot painting in an unusual color combination; my quilt wall hanging is called "Milky Way Memories". It reminds my of the starriest night I have ever experienced, in the darkness of outback Australia on my memorable trip there two years ago.

The two quilts are very contrasting in method and colors: one bright and colorful, a stylized individual star; the other almost naturalistic, with the dark blue sky and lots of tiny stars.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Paper Pieced Pillowcases

Continuing my show of past patchwork projects, here are two coordinated sofa pillowcases that I made as a gift last year:

Both are designs by Linda Causee, from this book: