Monday, February 17, 2014

Beachy Throw

I'm almost finished with my bedroom. I bought  solid color aqua bedding because I couldn't find the exact set I wanted, and I didn't want the room to be too busy. It needed something, so I found some cool fabric at Brickhouse Fabrics and made myself a throw.
Because I wanted to personalize it a bit and add more sea life to it, I used my trusty embroidery machine and added seahorses, starfish, and a few little crabs with some seaweed for movement.
I also added some script to it honoring the sea....
It's the perfect weight since I only combined it with flannel for the back and no batting.
And since it wasn't quite as large as I wanted, I added a sand colored border. All in all, I'm pretty pleased with it, and glad to have it done.
The only thing left is a cute little pillow I want to make....or two or three. We'll see. :)

Neon Seas

I finally finished a labor of love made from Jason Yenter's Return to Atlantis fabric line. I have named it Neon Seas for obvious reasons.
The quilt top is roughly 70x80 and even though I REALLY want to get to quilting it, it must wait a little while. I have other pressing projects to get out of the way so I can settle in and take my time with quilting this one.
The pattern I used for paper piecing was The Stained Glass Star I found free at eQuiltPatterns.  I meant to miter the corners but made a tactical error and had to rethink that. I paper pieced the corners similar to the inside body and I think it turned out just as well.
I have another project I finished and I'll share that in a different post. It's good to have something to share on the blog, since I've neglected it for so long.