Saturday, September 12, 2015

Working on a Crazy Quilt Christmas Stocking

I've been working on an adaptation of one of my crazy quilt stocking patterns for the Pam Kellogg, the publisher of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine.

This stocking will be made of cotton plaids and stripes, with felted wool for the heel and toe and holly appliques. I'll be using my favorite method to transfer the text for the text embroidery--Glad Press'n Seal.

There's some new rayon rick rack in stock now at Vintage Vogue. Nine colors are online now. The new ones will be available in a couple of days. The edges will be finished with that, and I may make some pinecones out of the rick rack, too, and dangle them from the hanging loop.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

"Robins, how can you tell the difference between your eggs and the sky?"

I was invited to be a part of Pam Kellogg's 2016 Crazy Quilt Calendar. All of the blocks feature birds. Pam assigned the robin to me.

The quote is from The Rabbit Box by Joseph Pintauro. The vintage robin's nest graphic came from The Graphics Fairy.

I used silk ribbons, silk threads and silk fabrics from Colour Streams in Australia.