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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Flight of Imagination

I just love this embroidery design called "Flight of Imagination" from Urban Threads.  http://urbanthreads.com.  Dain and I collaborated on the colors in this design working towards a vintage look with the design embroidered on a coarse linen backed with light-weight batting and a field of fill design for the look of Aida Cloth.  Framed, this will be a great addition to my studio wall.  A great reminder that my imagination is always in flight.

 my hand

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Spirit of the Moment

May Baskets have all been delivered and the promise of a very warm spring is here in the "Valley of the Sun."  Another fully too long hiatus has brought me back into the fold to reunite with my blogging buddies with a new banner and my latest show and tell. 
A little mini quilt in preparation of Memorial Day created on my lovely little 380 Bernina and the help of my friendly teacher and project designer, Denise, at Sew From the Heart.  It is called a "table top quilt" and is designed with a flap on the back to slip over an upright plastic sign holder.  A great little project that inspires to create other seasonal versions so that the "sign" will convey the spirit of the moment.  The star was cut with a Go Cutter -- I am hopeful that I can enlist my Sizzix to do the same thing.  Another reason to have a "laundry room" full of 'tools."

And, if I had paid attention in class, I would have known to cut my binding at 2 1/2" instead of 1 1/2" and it would have been a lot less trouble.  But, I love a challenge.  What next will be the spirit of the moment?  I know Denise has some ideas.....