Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Skirt and another Quilt Top

I finally completed the Facet Skirt from Alabama Chanin. This design took me about 3 months, I kept putting it down because the pattern was so detailed. Cutting out all the small designs took me forever. I do like the beaded detail. I used size 8 clear glass beads to accent the design. the breading was the easy part. I want to bead all my clothes now. If you look close at the first photo you can see two of my cats watching me with interest as I took photos in our backyard...it was very cold!

I finally cut into my Tula Pink jelly roll pack that I bought several months ago. The collection is called Moon Shine. It's described as a "fantasy camping trip full of mystery and wonder". I bought a roll of 4" strips, there were 27 different strips. I did not know what I wanted to make but I loved the fabric so I bought it. I thought some triangles would be nice but then sewing all those small parts was not how I wanted to spend my day. So I decided to cut everything into 4"squares. I sewed all the squares into 9 patch then sewed everything together. My husband  looked at it and said it looks like sunshine...it's so bright and colorful. It's 50" by 60", i'm  not sure if I will quilt this one on my home machine or make this a tied quilt. I have some lovely turquoise fabric for the backing.