Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Winter Placemats

I made more placemats!   Since Christmas is over, I needed something new on my table. 

While visiting Texas, my friend Lacey and I picked out this Joann fabric for winter-esk placemats.  The bare trees remind me of winter and the pink has subtle hearts for Valentine's Day.

I used this pattern by Handmade by Alissa.  Her instructions were very easy to follow! 
I wanted to practice my free motion quilting, but my machine had other plans!  After I snapped two needles, I decided straight line quilting works just fine! 

The tree fabric reminds me of this painting I made at ARTjamN. (3rd from left) We had so much fun painting!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Poppy Pillow

Here is my new pillow!  I used a pattern by Oh, Fransson! and fabric by Laura Gunn. 

My parents gave me this book by Miss Oh, Fransson! herself.  I cannot wait to make something from it.

I picked up the fabric from Klazzy Katz and Joann.

Here you can see my first zipper!  I thought it would be difficult, but it really wasn't!