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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Earth and Sky

I wanted to showcase the beautiful work of some of our Quiltsy Team members, and of course my own newest creation, in my latest treasury. I love the combination of browns with blue and the result reminded me of a deep autumn sky over freshly tilled earth.
I was delighted when SuzyQQuilts, one of the quiltsy team members included in my treasury, featured me in her blog.
Be sure to check out her beautiful work at

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Coasting along

I'm getting ready for a craft show and am hoping that these sets of coasters will be the sort of item that someone will purchase on impulse. If not, I will have quite a supply of them!

QuiltyGranny included one of the sets in a beautiful treasury that she curated recently.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Delights 7 Gifts

I was delighted to have my rail fence with windmills quilt included in this beautiful treasury put together by a fellow Quiltsy Team member, QuiltSewCover. Pink and green are my favorite colours!

All dressed up and no place to go.

My plan was to put together a treasury featuring icy cold and glittering snowflakes. Somehow, as I started searching and selecting, it veered off in another direction and ended up sizzling and full of sparkles. According to the comments left, etsian seemed to like it though!

Thursday, October 01, 2009

What's old is new again.

I had another old quilt sitting on a shelf for may years and it finally got a much needed makeover too. Unfortunately I didn't take a picture of the original quilt before I started cutting, but believe me, the "upcycled" version looks much better than the original!!

With the left over squares I even managed a small table runner.

This vintage Dresdan Plate quilt was one I had given my daughter many years ago. When she saw what I was doing with some old, rather tired, quilts she decided to give it back to me so I could work my "magic" on it. With a lot of careful cutting and culling of damaged parts, then hours of machine and hand sewing, I ended up with a quilt which still has many years left in it!

Shhh...the cat is away

....and the mice are at play....

As a kid my nickname was Minnie, as in Minnie Mouse, since it was said I was quiet as a mouse. So I have always had an affinity towards mice. I thought this collection was especailly adorable.

Colourful Treasuries

Then I found my luggage tags featured in this very pretty treasury from HaveFaithBelieve where green was the colour of choice.

When I decided to do one with an orange theme, my Halloween pot holders came up in the search so of course they were included!

I think black and red are striking together, so my bowtie pot holders were the inspiration for this treasury.