Saturday, January 8, 2022

Recent Finishes


First up is a pin cushion I made using some of my Crafter's Edge dies.
This little beauty uses 2 of the circles in the Circle die set, a small tumbler in the Tumbler die set, and the 1.5" strip die. I had made a similar pin cushion several years ago without all those dies and wanted to see how I could use CE to help make another one. Some of the others on our Crafter's Edge Design Team had used the tumblers to make Dresden plates, and I wanted to try it to. Worked pretty well, I think! I only used 3 repeats of the 5 colors instead of the usual 4 to get my circular design, and the center circle had to be bigger than usual for a Dresden plate, but overall, the effect is a good one.

Pictured below are the die sets I used.

Another look at the pin cushion from the top.
It's about 6" in diameter. I used the largest, 6.5", circle die for the outside of the pincushion and the 3.5" for the inner circle. There is a 1.5" strip connecting the top and bottom circles together, and I had some twill measuring "tape" that I stitched onto that.

The table runner below is a pattern from Connie at Free Motion by the River.
It's called the Jewel Table Runner. The Cerro Gordo Quilters had this as our November lesson. I finally got it quilted this past week and put a facing on it instead of a binding so I could see the entire top of the runner. I should have taken a close up of the quilting--it's from Lori Kennedy's designs and is part of a flower in each triangle. I used variegated Sew Fine #40 in the quilting.

I had some scraps so made a couple of mug mats to match.

Next up, the last Year in Words wall hanging from Shabby Fabrics. I loved getting these kits each month and am pretty impressed with myself that I finished each one. (Don't worry, I won't break my arm by patting myself on the back. LOL)

I don't usually make purses for anyone but myself, but when my hairdresser asks, I respond. Here is the purse I made for her. She asked for the long handles so she could use it crossbody.

Lastly I finished this wool piece (by Rachel Pellman). I love her designs. It has a hanging sleeve on the back and a little hand quilting in the black.

New projects are started. I'll update my blog as I finish them.