Improvised table runner from charm squares.
Small quilt finished today. Started a year ago. I had to change what I'd planned for the borders since I cut the fabric all wrong. I suppose if I hadn't told you that, you wouldn't have known!
ipad case attempt. Opens on top (no zipper, just an opening). Has front pocket to stash some small item. Has side loop just for the fun of it. Top closes with velcro.
Two positions for velcro closure. Not done by design. :) The first closure (this position) doesn't seem tight enough to keep the ipad in, so I added the lower velcro.
New laptop/carry-on bag. Hard to photograph - I'll work on that!
Custom design, started a long time ago! Blogged here: http://mattbecky.com/blog/2010/07/finally-bound/
Modern Color Blocks (sitting on guest bed, so the very outside is not part of the quilt). This is about 14" x 25".
Bird of paradise applique block.
Taro applique block. My first Hawaiian applique. From a kit/class in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii.
One of my first custom Hawaiian blocks. This was inspired by white flowers we saw growing in Hana, Maui, Hawaii.
This might be done. Or, it might get another border. We'll see. I started it around 2002/2003. It was a set of fabrics that had a novelty border print, so I designed the inner blocks to fit that border... then decided I didn't like the border! So, this may be all it gets! :) I've had the blocks mostly done for years, just lacked ambition (and space) to lay it all out. The dining room table was open all the way after a recent party, so I used it as layout space. In the end, I will have used 3 different sewing machines to make this one top!
Oh, and yes, it needs to be pressed, have extra threads removed, and be quilted.
This may be my very first quilt. Sure looks good, doesn't it? :) (it's about 4" wide - I don't know when I made it.)
Buzz Lightyear Crayon Wallet (tri-fold) and larger crayon tote (made out of a failed quilt project -- all leftovers!)
Crayon roll and matching tote bag
Marker tote for Karin's niece. :) Made out of the VERY LAST of that butterfly fabric. There is no more! (well, there's about a 1" by 10" strip, but that's not so useful).
The perspective in the picture doesn't show it, but this has an exceptionally long handle, which might even cross across a younger girl's shoulders.
Jewelry/bead case - folded.
With random things from my desk shoved into the pockets.
Closed. It secures with velcro (and is somewhat adjustable for when you need to hold more stuff
Open but empty. Top flap folds down with velcro closure. Bottom row of pockets also have their own velcro closures.
Filled with random stuff from around my desk. Small pockets would work for pandora-sized beads. Bottom row should be good to hold larger. Very top row should be good for the biggest ones, since it is gusseted.
Closed, but with filling inside. Kinda lumpy, but no more lumpy than a ziploc bag... :)
Maile pattern out of Amy Butler prints. Basted - not appliqued.
Mail pattern -after hand applique done
Blurry cell-phone picture, but you get the idea. :) This design was inspired by some photos taken on our visit to the Louvre in 2006.
(I really need to remember to use auto-focus on my camera phone!)
Not a great photo - but shows my 12-color rainbow of hand-dyed fabric, hanging on our fence, since we don't have a clothesline The upper pieces are fat quarters on white kona cotton. The bottom pieces are fat eights cut from a bolt of old 50/50 cotton/poly pale yellow fabric (left over from our wedding). I'll take a better picture later. :)
50/50 yellow fabric - dyed in rainbow
White kona cotton, hand dyed in rainbow. Not pressed yet.
Close up of (wrinkled) urban cabin quilt
Urban cabin quilt (not yet quilted). Pattern from Atkinson Designs: http://www.atkinsondesigns.com/patterns/patternDetail.asp?productID=151 (I changed the border since I didn't have quite enough fabric). See prior picture for a close-up of the middle.
Fabric I hand dyed, made into mini-quilt. It is about 16x14 inches.
Dog waste bag holder. Currently holding 3 grocery store bags, but I think it will also hold the bags-on-a-roll. Handle could be used to attach to leash, or put around a few fingers (it's not that long). Top end (blue) has more elastic, for easy-loading. Bottom end (white) is tighter, to only dispense one bag at a time.
Log cabin quilt
Now you can see how small it is!
Lorelei Apron from "A is for Apron" book
Silky gathered pillow front
Another pinterest-inspired project -- painted Christmas ornaments.
Mini purse & earbud holder
Wire star ornament
My perfect pear pie. :)
Lorelei apron from A is for Apron (2nd time I've done this pattern)
Pocket on Lorelei Apron.
Amoeba apron from A is for Apron
My new coaster - cathedral window technique