Thursday, January 29, 2015

Redbird and Berries Mini Quilt

This pattern is a free tutorial on the and was designed by Karin Miller.  When I dug deep into my fabric scraps, I found similar fabrics to the original.  The gray fabrics in the border remind me of a poem about cardinals that I had my first graders copy every February for penmanship practice. They also made 3-D cardinals to hang from the lights.
Feathered Valentine by Martha Ann McCune
A flash of red against the pine!
The cardinal - nature's valentine -
Flies across the gloom and gray
Of a February day -
As fast as any Cupid's dart,
And as scarlet as a heart.
For just a moment he is mine -
This lovely feathered valentine.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Snowman Pillow

This snowman pattern came from Pinterest, originally from "".  I added the borders and used it for a pillow top.  I really like the lime and purple fabrics that blended well with the blue batik, all scraps from my stash.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Think Snow!

This snowman came from a pattern for a boutique size tissue holder designed by Karla Eisenach for Farmyard Creations.  I put the snowman in a 5 x 7 frame instead and added some metal snowflake buttons in the sky.