Monday, July 30, 2012

Temari Ball/Pin Cushion

Has anyone ever made a Temari ball?  I finished one the other day and I love it.  It is a lot of work (all done by hand), but I really enjoyed the process.  I followed the directions from Omiyage by Kumiko Sudo.  I have made several projects from this book and I have liked every one of them.  This one can be a pin cushion, but I don't think I will be able to stick any pins in this one.  Weird, huh?

The best part is that this entire ball was made from my scraps!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Broken Dishes Quilt Finished

I finished my Broken Dishes Quilt.  YAY!  It measures 84" x 66" and I quilted it using a meandering puzzle pieces pattern.

I had a few blocks left over so I made two baby quilts.  I am in the process of binding one and here is a picture of the one that is finished.  I ended up putting sashing between the blocks and this little quilt measures 32" square.

And this is the back of the baby quilt.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

A New Hat/Cap

I made a hat!  I used a pattern from the Japanese magazine I bought while I was visiting San Francisco.

I wanted to use silk ties, ones I had on hand...

It is amazing how much fabric one tie yields.  I cut out the entire lining from the bottom section of one tie.

 I then cut the ties up and laid them out in a pleasing manner.  I added some trim here and there.  Then, I sewed the pieces together and then quilted on top of the seams.

And voila!  I really like the way the hat turned out.

 However, I do not like it on me.  This one will be given away.  I think I will try to make this hat again with a smaller visor.

The best part is that I was able to follow the pattern...