Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Grandkid quilts and bad batt

All that's left is the binding on these quickie quilts. the colors are not that glaring and hideous in person...@@ I spent entirely too many hours pin basting these. I grabbed a king sized pack of Mountain Mist 100% Polyester batting to cut up, since these were 48 and 54 inches square. What a nightmare!! They must have had this crap on the shelf for years. Only the center was usable -- a couple feet on the inside and outside were about as thick as interfacing. I tried and tried, but I...could...not...make...it...flat! Argghhhh. Lumpy nasty stuff. I wrote to Mountain Mist and complained. I got back a very nice letter from their customer service rep, apologizing and offering some suggestions on how to 'fix' the batting (didn't work) and they are sending me a replacement. I guess it pays to open your yap sometimes.

The red one has some thick fuzzy flannel shirting for backing.

This one is for the 'baby' and I backed ot with one of those ultrasoft-don't-wanna-stop-touching-it-microfiber thingies.

Bead Emroidered Neckpieces

Embroidered on Stiff Stuff, using C-lon backed with the softest leather ever.

Pearls, crystals, seed beeds, dichoic glass, amethyst chips and briolettes, and a quartz cabachon. Still haven't figured out what to do for a 'chain' for this piece-- maybe some kind of a beaded spiral rope?

At the last gem show I went to, I bought a bunch of beautiful agate slices. This one is dyed and measures almost 5 inches. Also pearls, dichroic glass and seed beads. I think it need some brach fringe -- lots of it!

Monday, December 3, 2007

For grandson #2

For Paulie
Mittens, trees, snowmen and snowflakes! 2 hours!!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Kid quilts

Making some Christmas quilts for the kiddos. I bought a bunch of Xmas charm squares - 400 for $20! Perfect for some quickie quilts. Enough to make at least 3 lap sized quilts.

This one for Brendan took me about an hour and a half to sew up.