This fall I enjoyed putting together some of my favorite photos into sets of four and using photoshop to edit some of my quilt photographs. I mounted them on nice Strathmore cards with deckle edges. Many of these quilts have been given away, so I like that I still get to enjoy them in the photo form. I sold a few sets at the craft show earlier this month. Now I have them listed for sale in my Etsy store.
It’s a little hard to see in these set photos, but I’ve given the quilts a watercolor effect. You can see it better in this individual photo.
I also have just a few of these fun fabric collage cards left.
You can find all these in the new cards section of my shop. Now I’ve got to get back to work on a custom baby quilt order and Christmas presents!
Last week brought a hard cystaline frost followed by the morning sun. Even though the temperatures were chilly, I went out before breakfast to capture the light and crystal. It also serves as a record of what’s left in the garden.
Support post left in the grass.
Purple Cone Flower (miniature version)
Later in the day, the view of the garden. Swiss Chard, lettuce, mustard greens, kale, carrots are all under the hoop frame and row cover. The cold frame is behind the hoop frame this year. We still need to replace the glass on one window. The rate at which they’re breaking is making us consider plexiglass for this one. Garlic & shallots are planted under the straw.
This Saturday, I’ll be at a local craft Bazaar from 9-3. If you’ve local, leave me a comment and I’ll let you know where to find me.
I’ve been preparing an inventory for the last month or so. Here’s some of what I’ll be selling:
Lavender Eye Pillows have been a popular item at a local craft gallery. These are filled with lavender from my garden and from my mom’s as well. The cover is removable and washable.
I enjoyed grouping some of my best photos in to sets of four cards. I also used some Photoshop effects to turn favorite quilt photos into art prints.
Using fabric scraps to create these cards reminds me of printmaking class and mono printing. Each one is different and unique.
Sarah brought bags like this back from China. I love the design and I think they look great in these strong batik fabrics. They roll up to fit in your bag or purse and mean you take fewer plastic bags home with you. The handles tie together, and the knot becomes the handle.
Quilted Wall Hangings
I’ve been getting the Christmas spirit a little early working on these wall hangings. (this first one still needed the binding sewn to the back when I took this photo)
I’ll also have a few other wall hangings with me for sale.
I’ll be taking the Water Sun Quilt along to sell as well. Maybe it will strike the fancy of just the right person.
And this Baby Chevron quilt has brought a lot of attention (like this custom quilt) but hasn’t made it to a home of it’s own yet.
Hopefully it will be a busy day at the Craft Bazaar.
This baby quilt was finished last week. It was a custom order. The customer was inspired by this quilt, and developed a layout she liked based on that.
I put the top together based on her design and then basted it. I hand-quilted around each chevron, borders, and made designs in the green and blue stripes.
The orange backing sets off the white quilting thread creating some nice texture.
The quilt measures 40 x 58. The left over chevrons were calling to me and I put them together into a pillow cover to add in.
Everything has been mailed off to the customer and hopefully being well loved and used. It was fun to work on this project!
Enjoying the bright vibrant colors. Sights from my drive around town:
And also enjoying hikes with family.
Two weekends, two hikes. Clouds both weekends but the colors were beautiful just the same.