Saturday, January 30, 2010

Oops--photo didn't show up.


Okay, here it is.  I think the reason it didn't show up on the previous post is because I just plain forgot to add it.  Sorry.  One of these days I'll get it all together...
BTW, I read recently a suggestion on how to handle those scraps we all save but never use.  The idea is to cut them into either squares, say 8" or 10" or strips and then store them in a see through box.  They're neatly organized then and you can easily see them.  Much easier to go to the box and say, hey I can use this, rather than rummage through an odd jumble of shapes with various cut-outs.  So I'm off to tackle my scrap bin.  We'll see how far I get.  Sally

Some new, and not so new works

My daughter and her two children are here for a short visit.  Her comment to me, after I showed her my blog several weeks ago was, "Mom, I've been checking your blog but I don't see anything new".  To which I replied well, there will be shortly.  So, here are some photos of quilts recently bound or just about to have the binding applied.


The above photo is of a quilt that must have been in the works for at least 8 years.  I'ts from the book Fresh from the Garden and was primarily done with invisible applique method, either using freezer paper on the bottom (which then had to be removed) or Rinse-a-way, which I left underneath the shapes.  I love the quirkiness of the design, although I hated the small points on the block at the bottom right.


For the corner (shown before the binding was applied) I chose to use Gwen Marston's suggestion to replicate antique appliqued quilts in which the appliqued designs do not curve around the corners but stop abruptly at the end.  I really like the result and think it goes well with the folky flavor of the quilt.  
This next quilt was my first foray into doing an on-line project.  The challenge was to use 2 1/2" strips in an original design.  I found a book with a similar design which used 2" strips.  thus my corners did not align properly.  My solution was to applique a square over the joins.  I love the brightness of the designs.  Fabrics used were Kaffe Fassetts, Mably, Phillip Jacobs, some Amy Butlers and other brights.  They were purchased from Terri at

Some day I'll figure out how to insert a hyperlink.  Anyway, hope you enjoy.  Sally

Friday, January 1, 2010

Re-posting of photos of my quilts

Here are some photos of some of my work...let me get the photo widget on my blog...back in a minute

new attempt

New Year, new blog. I wanted to list blogs that I follow so I had to create a new blog with a new template.

Dena Crain Work

Dena Crain Work
Tesselated Design