Friday, April 10, 2015

Tiny quilt: It's a Hen

Here's a tiny quilt, which I think is also called a mug rug, that I speed-sewed this afternoon as a hostess gift for a friend who's hosting a "hen party" tomorrow afternoon. I had just gotten a copy of A Quilter's Ark by Margaret Rolfe with 50 foundation-pieced designs and was excited to try it out. Unfortunately, I was well into the project before I noticed that the only embroidery floss I had on hand to make the hen's legs wouldn't stand out against the background. Oh well. Live and learn. Next one I make I'll read all the directions first!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Easter eggs dyed using silk fabric

I made these by wrapping the eggs in squares of silk---from an old necktie and a scarf I found in a thrift shop---and then in a piece of white fabric and boiling them for 20 minutes. Pretty cool, right? I first saw the idea on Facebook and then Googled it later to try it myself.
Happy Easter to all you quilters who celebrate this holiday!