Thursday, July 2, 2015

Prepping for the Con!

With the approach of my yearly vacation - San Diego Comic Con - I've decided my denim quilt will be put on hold until after I get back. But since I still have a few hours of free time and the creative itch, I started to make some pillow covers to match my new wall hanging. Hopefully I can get this done before I leave!

In the meantime, for you fellow geeky stitchers out there, I'm offering my Comic Con cross stitch pattern here for a free download:

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

TV notes sneak peek

When I get the idea for a quilt, the first thing I always try to do it jot it down. I know my brain - 10 minutes later, I'll forget about it. A few years ago, I picked up a notebook at a craft fair full of pages with both lines and open space. I figured it'd be great for getting what I see in my head down on paper!

Here's a peek at my notes from my most recent project - my quilted TV wall-hanging.

Monday, June 29, 2015

TV on the brain - Quilted wall-hanging

I got my June quilt finish in right under the wire!

We've had bad luck with pictures over our living room couch. Either they didn't look right, or just wouldn't stay up! So we've had a blank wall for the last couple months. I knew it needed something, but wasn't sure what. The rest of the artwork we have in the room is themed - media-related. Records, movies, film - what else could I do? Oh yeah, TV!

Rather than my normal blanket-sized quilts I make, I decided to try making a quilted wall-hanging. I drew up a sample, figured out some measurements, and voila! My TV quilt was born.

I used a curtain rod with clips, so this gives me an excuse to make more holiday wall hangings.

Next up - finishing my denim quilt:

Meanwhile, my garden has exploded. Last year, since we got the garden started in late July, I didn't get much output from the plants. But THIS year, my garden is bursting with kale and tomatoes. In fact, each time I go to water my garden, I have to harvest a large handful of cherry tomatoes!