Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sew & Tell Friday: Easter, Christmas, Kitchen, Summer

First, the "Easter" project.  Not really Easter, but Bridget has been calling it the Easter Basket Quilt, so...  I'm thinking it could work for a little girl's room or a tea party (what else would I think?!).  Once again, I used Quiltsmart interfacing and this time it was Amy Hamblin's "Marabella" fabrics for the baskets:

I had Crazy Wendy quilt a tulip pattern on it for me.  (Seriously, she is unstable.)  Why did I put the not-perfect ric-rac handle right in the middle?

Can you see that cute little butterfly quilted into the white fabric?  I'm so easily amused.

Speaking of being amused, I made another Christmas lone star with Riley Blake's "Be Merry" fabric.  This time I used the fabric with The Night Before Christmas printed on it for the border.  As I was working on it I was getting subliminal messages:
Ahahahahaha!  Like I said, I'm easily amused.

Save your comments about the porch rocker - I know I need to paint it.  It's a fun quilt, right?  I think I do like the other one better, though.  And this photo makes the blues look more psychedelic than they look in real life.

Next, a pumpkin seed!  Surprising, I know.  I realized I didn't have very many table quilts for square or round tables compared to the runners.  Ta da!

Can you see the pumpkin seed/flower in the border fabric?  Fun.  For me, anyway. :)

Last and least, I'm experimenting with potholders/trivets and the Grandmother's Flower Garden block.  Especially after noticing in the aftermath of one of my tea parties that the hot teapots had burned my dining room table.  I digress...

I can't decide if it was successful.  I like how it looks, but it took a lot of time, which means I need to charge appropriately for it.  Anyway...

I might do one or two more before I make my final decision.

Happy Sew & Tell Friday, everyone!  Go to Amy's blog to check the rest.

13 comments:

Karen said...

Yum, yum, yum! Thise baskets are so pretty.

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Nicole - Everything is simply beautiful! I love it all, especially the baskets. Thanks so much for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

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trish said...

I absolutely love your creations!! :o)
There is a new little page on my blog titled "bartering" and wanted to extend the invitation. :o) I am looking to trade fabric scraps for quality handcrafted jewelry. :o)

Jessica said...

Such pretty quilts! I love the one with the Christmas fabrics, and your hexagons look great!

P. said...

Wow, everything is gorgeous! I especially love that Christmas lone star quilt and that fabric. I like the way it looks on the shabby chic rocker!

Leslie said...

these are great quilts...i love the colors in the christmas quilt.

Carla said...

Those are all wonderful finishes! All your projects are sweet, adorable and I especially love the Christmas Lone Star. It made me laugh too. :o)

p.s.phyllis sews said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely projects.

Dee said...

all of these lushly beautiful projects need to come live at my house! I am in awe! I'll say it again-I am in awe!

bellasimo- esp on the star quilt!

super Friday Finishes that make me turn green!

Michelle said...

What a bunch of beautiful projects! The little baskets are just adorable. :-) And I'm especially partial to the pumpkin seed design--curves and all that.

Laura said...

I really like your Christmas quilt. You do have a mind that keeps you entertained, don't you? Great work!

beth said...

wow! lots to look at here! Love the quilts. The colors are beautiful.

Lappedamen said...

Wow, your quilts are stunning. I love the pumpkin seeds and your baskets are lovely. The lone star are gorgeous.