Sunday, September 19, 2010

Japanese Pillow Shams

After making the Japanese quilt, I made some matching pillow shams from the scraps.  I couched some fuzzy yarn to decorate them, which was a fun technique.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Hawaiian Shirts Pillow Shams

After making the Hawaiian Shirts quilt, I make the matching pillow shams.  I used the same technique, but on a smaller scale.  They have an envelope back and a flange.

 The centers of the two pillows are 15" squares left over from the quilt. The small squares are made from left over fabric from Hawaiian shirts (sleeves, yokes, fronts). This is really fun, but I am looking forward to moving on to a totally different project.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Hawaiian Shirts Recycled

I made this quilt using Marguerita McManus book and method, Crazy Short Cut Quilts.  It was a blast to make.  I started by buying all the cotton Hawaiian shirts I could find at the thrift stores, and two Hawaiian fabrics to tie it all together.  

Each 15" block starts out at 18" and is QAYG using decorative machine stitches in different colors.  

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This was the first quilt I entered in a show, at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys, CA.  It was very gratifying to see it hanging.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Japanese Fabrics Quilt

This quilt is made with the Serenity Pattern by D&S Quilts.  I first saw it at the Ironstone Quilt Show in Murphys, and fell in love with Japanese fabrics.  If I made this quilt again I would use cream for the sashing.

This was before I learned to FMQ and I had it LA'd.