Welcome!! 15septemberarts is now Georgia Florida Studio! I am excited about the change. This is a place where I display my work and experiences. I am a self taught quilt maker and painter. I am always exploring new means of expression. Glad that you have stopped by.
Wow! What fun to pull this out of the dryer all warm and squishy! It was a lot of work. As much as a quilt, almost. I am happy with the way it turned out if I squint my eyes and don't look too closely! Used orange piping. Orange is, at least for now, my favorite accent color. It measures 16 x 16. Has an envelope back. There are 2 different shades of white, also randomly placed.
Let me know what you think.
How do you like the "surprise"??
I found this absolutely, insanely gorgeous tourquoise Gutterman thread in my stash. I do not know on what I originally bought it to use but it was PERFECT!
I do not remember when I started this table runner. Over 1 year ago. The main fabric is a homespun and the "squares" are scraps of some of my favorites. I pieced the squares and put together the runner and started on the quilting. I wanted it to be straight lines with lots of different angles. I got really tired of the quilting and it has been marinating for a year or so. I have debated several times throwing it in the trash. Just not sure.
The largest square is 6-7 inches. The smaller ones 4-6 inches.
I have a binding picked out in Orange!!
Let me know what you think.
I LOVE making fabric bowls. I use cotton clothesline and use fabric from thrifted clothing that I sanitize with bleach. I cut, or usually tear, them into 1.5" strips and wrap the clothesline. Zigzag with about a 5mm wide stitch so that the swing will hit both of the cords.
Shape as you go by tilting the bowl. I use a glue stick that is washable and acid free (most are) to connect the strips. Important to remember. You need to coil and sew clockwise, left to right and make sure the right side of the fabric is showing when you wrap. I coil the fabric for about 6 inches and then place a pin to hold it in place while I zigzag.
This method can be used for coasters, bowls. wall hangings and bags. Just modify the shape and the size. I finish off mine with hand picked shells from the West Coast of Florida. I leave about a 6 inch length of the cord and glue it in the desired shape to the bowl with an industrial adhesive. When the glue is dry I use the same adhesive to attach the shell.
The past few weeks I have been occupied by a "different" type of sewing project. It's really not so different because "Home Dec" sewing was really what brought me to sewing. I have made curtains, draperies, pillows, shams, duvet covers, slip covers, cornice boards, dust ruffles and just about anything you can think of in that regard. I still enjoy it.
I love the fabric from Fabric Guru. I always go to their clearance section. Some of the fabrics are printed slightly off register but the price is fantastic. These were less than $5.00/yard for great quality outdoor fabric.