Sunday, April 29, 2007

My Renaissance Costume

My mother and I made this lovely dress for the Renaissance wedding I went to yesterday at the Georgia Renaissance Festival. It was made from Simplicity pattern 4488 with a few alterations here and there. I may use some of the left over fabric to make a bodice to either sell or have for a future trip to the Faire.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

A Wedding Gift

This is a small quilted wall hanging (15 inches square) with foundation pieced hearts set in an alternating pattern with simple 9-patch blocks and surrounded by 3 borders. It is machine pieced and hand quilted. I made it as a wedding gift for a friend of mine from college who is getting married next weekend. It is a Renaissance wedding. My mom and I are currently working on a costume for me to wear to the wedding; it should be fun. I'll post a pic of the dress when it is all finished too.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Signed, Sealed and Delivered

Okay, so I didn't really seal it, but I did wrap it (if a gift bag counts as wrapping). I gave the quilt (pictured in the post below) to my friend Alicia today. She was very pleased and surprised. She had no idea I was making a quilt for her. I hope that baby Trey gets many years of use out of it.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Warm Wishes

I just finished this one today. It is made from the Warm Wishes pattern published in Quiltmaker magazine's Nov/Dec 2003 issue. It is machine pieced and machine quilted. It is a very simple pattern that sews together very quickly. I made this one for a friend of mine who had a baby boy back in September. I know, I'm running late finishing it, but I had two baby quilts to make at the same time and I was trying to finish up graduate school all at the same time. Better late than never, right?

Monday, January 08, 2007

Cathedral Window - finished!!

Click on the image for a close up view.

It is small (only 18 inches square), but I'm pleased with it. It was my first attempt at doing Cathedral Windows and I was just figuring it out from some directions I found on-line. It took some trial and error, but I think it worked out okay.