Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Grunion #0492: Nevin the Actuary

Grunion #0492: Nevin the Actuary

Custom Grunion for my uncle Andy. Coffee-dyed muslin, recycled clothing and buttons. 8" tall.

Grunion #0492: Nevin the Actuary

(He likes pie).



Tuesday, February 23, 2010

more redwork in progress

Two more small redwork embroidery patches for the quilt I'm working on for the baby (designs drawn by Sean).



Next up is the large center patch, which will be a Fokker DR-1 triplane.

cathedral windows brown block

cathedral windows brown block

Finished the 10th block of my Cathedral Windows quilt.

simple table fort


I made a simple table cover so the kiddos could have a fun fort to play in on rainy days. This project took 8 yards of unbleached muslin and a few hours of sewing.

It's made of three pieces of fabric: one on the top and two on the sides (this creates a doorway on each short end of the table). I measured my table (length=L, width=W, height=H) and cut out one piece L+1" x W+1", and two pieces L+W+6" x H+2". I finished the short ends of the side pieces by turning under 0.5" and sewing, then turning under 0.5" and sewing again. Then I attached the two side pieces to the top piece by matching the centers of the long sides and continuing around, using a 0.5" seam allowance, and overlapping the two side pieces with each other to create the doors. Then I finished the piece by sewing the seam allowances down and hemming the bottom edges so that the sides just reach to the floor.

fort too

The kids love it!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

redwork in progress

Redwork embroidery patches for the quilt I'm working on for the baby (designs drawn by Sean). The quilt is a nine patch of ninepatches. Each of the outer ninepatches has 8 red & white prints surrounding one of these redwork patches (which are 4.5" square). The center panel is going to be one large redwork embroidery piece. I'm very excited about how this is coming out!