Monthly Archives: October 2010

Two Good Things!

Two Good Things!
Two Good Things!

I found the handkerchief in a package of 2 (the other one is white with yellow flowers,) in the dollar bin at CVS. I decided to embellish the printed corners with silk ribbon embroidery and use them in my crazy quilt projects.

The flowers are two-toned and I didn’t have any variegated ribbon that would work. What I did have was a set of dye markers from Dharma Trading. I used the pink one in this set to “over-dye” areas of my already solid pink silk ribbon. I am very pleased with the results!

A Red and Gold Audition

A Red and Gold Audition
A Red and Gold Audition

I’d like to make a book cover for a paperback novel. I drafted my pattern and put out these fabrics and trims to choose from.

Then, I removed the trims and any fabrics that didn’t seem to fit. (The gold paisley fabric at the bottom is from Evening Star Designs)

Next, I added back the trims that matched best. A search for charms and bobbles and I’m ready to cut and sew!

I Love this Fabric!

I Love this Fabric!
I Love this Fabric!

It came from Evening Star Designs in Raleigh, NC. They sell fabric and embellishments for crazy quilting. (They are also now carrying quality quilter’s cottons.) This is a patterned velvet. I used a scrap of it in Mama’s Bible cover. I photographed it so I can contact Evening Star and request more.

What I love about their website/store is that you can buy sample packs of fancy fabrics VERY reasonably. You can even request packs of colors you choose! Here’s the link: http://www.eveningstardesigns.citymax.com/

Fancy Gap Pottery and Antiques has replaced their antique mall with a huge fabric outlet. Laura bought lots of yellow and blue quilter’s cotton to finish an Ohio star quilt. I bought lots of ribbon at 25 cents/spool!