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Showing posts from June, 2012

The Circle Skirt from MADE

Using this fantastically simple, but well-executed tutorial, I made two skirts for my nieces and succumbed to Disney's remarkably effective marketing to little girls. The marketing gurus at Disney are genius.

It's a little touch, but I'm quite proud of the lace trim.

Sadly, I ran out of lace and so the second skirt seems quite plain Jane in comparison.

Comfort Zones and Color Play

Several years ago, in a fit of experimentation and desire to go outside my comfort zone, I bought this role of batik fabric strips thinking that I was going to make some really amazing quilt. Didn't happen.

Instead, the fabric strips just took up space. Now that space for storing fabric is at a premium, fabric needs to go. Using this super easy pattern from Missouri Star Quilt Company, I took the strips and some other fabric just taking up more space to piece a quilt top that is full of colors I don't normally gravitate toward.

But I think the top came out okay and going with that mottle solid-like blue helps calm the quilt and keeps it from being overly busy. The other thing I'm trying to do when working with fabric I don't particularly care for is use it all up as much as possible.

So leftover pieces have been used to piece a smaller top that I think will become a table runner or really oversized trivet:

and placemats:

They can go to a good home if I can find one. Af…