Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
In this particularly white winter, I find myself longing for something green and lush. While Puerto Rico is out of the question, this whole cloth quilt made form Queen Streets "Maddie" and "Dolin" in jade and aqua is just what the doctor ordered.
"Dolin" is a whispy green and blue floral on a white background, and "Maddie" is decidedly greener on the other side- and more mod.
This quilt followed by a regimen of wheat grass shots should get me through to Ground Hogs Day. Or maybe a Mojito?
Posted by Nancy at 7:40 AM
All hail to the Sis Boom Queen Street line! This simple block on block action simply amplifies the beautiful prints and colors that Jennifer Paganelli used to create this latest line.
Give me a day or to to post the pattern... if you are interested!
Posted by Nancy at 6:00 AM
Sunday, January 16, 2011
This year decided to sell my horse. He had become a huge part of my life. In his absence, I will continue to celebrate my passion for horses by creating things that will remind me that his energy is always around me. This felted pony was made with wool fiber and Alpaca fiber from Halcyon Yarn in Maine.If you are ever in Bath, Maine- make this stop a priority. I haven't picked up my knitting needles in years, but this store made me want to! But I went there for felting supplies, and actually managed to stick to the task at hand. I will knit again... just not now.
I have this pony hanging from my window with the horizon in the background. I imagine him running with wild abandon through the snow, like Tys. In fact, I think I will felt up a herd for him... and me.
Posted by Nancy at 7:32 AM
Friday, January 14, 2011
I found this tutorial on the Purl Bee blog and waited a year before I tried it. I love the 3-D-ness of this pillow. I can't wait to try a few other shapes and colors. Because I "heart" this pillow so much, and Valentines Day is just around the bend, I will share (I always do!) the how to. This blog is always an inspiration to me, and I hope it will "bee" to you, too!
Posted by Nancy at 1:47 PM
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
I promised my friend, '70's and '80's super model Nancy Donahue, that I would make her a quilt back in March 2010. It took me way too long! However- i was aiming for a perfect interpretation of her infectious laughter, sunny disposition, resemblance to Doris Day, and faithful friendship.
This quilt, made from 2 packs of "jellyroll" strips from Kate Spains "Verna" (moda) line, holds hands a sunny, butter yellow print from Jennifer Paganellis Sis Boom "Poodle" line. Quite fitting, since these fabric designers are good buddies, too!
The jellyroll pieces were "braided" together- Hence, the "Friendship Braid Quilt". It is an over sized queen, which was a bear to quilt- but with lots of trimming and measuring i was able to square it up. This often happens when quilting long, narrow strips together. The pretty daisy quilting is a nod to Doris Days, "Please don't eat the daisies!" song. I hope she likes it as much as I liked making it for her. She's the one on the left.
Posted by Nancy at 10:55 AM