Sunday, April 15, 2007

Odds 'n Ends


Here is the placemat I was working on for our Guild challenge. This year's guild challenge was to make a placemat; all the placemats are to be donated to Meals on Wheels and distributed to their clients with a meal. I had a block that I was working on for a pillow that just never really came together so I took it apart and re-worked it into this placemat (I added liberated sawtooth borders and handquilted it) and also into this doll quilt (centre block):


For the doll quilt, I used the quilt-as-you-go method that Linda demonstrated at the Kids' Quilts Bee that I attended. I wanted to see how quick and easy it was....it was! The doll quilt measures 17x21inches or 43x54 cm, I used 2.5 inch strips of scraps, batting, and backing, She had demonstrated a reversible quilt, but I just used up some left over muslin and heart fabric for interest for the back (I think the flash didn't go off in this photo):


I still have a little bit more left over from this unwanted pillow, that will probably show up in some future post!

I made my first postcard! Inspired by this photo from my garden in 2006:

to this! I call it Cure for the Common Cold!

I've already hand delivered it to my friend Christine. I just don't trust the post office with it!


6 comments:

joyce said...

What a great idea to donate the place mats to Meals on Wheels. My Dad recieves them every day at noon and now I think I should make him a nice place mat. Yours is very nice and I really like the flower.

Laurie Ann said...

What great creations! I especially like the post card. I tried to do some post cards, but I am just not that good at the free-form stuff. That one is fab!

gwen said...

I can see some Gwen Marston inspiration in the place mat! I love the wonky look of your star and sawtooth border. Your FIRST postcard? I can´t believe it. It just looks gorgeous. But beware, textile postcards tend to be addictive! Take care.

Lucy said...

Oooh I like your first place mat !! It is Lovely !

YankeeQuilter said...

What a great project! Your postcard is wonderful - I couldn't trust mine with the post either! My friend had some come through safely with feathers on them...so why is it my magazines look like the truck ran over them?

Malagueta said...

I especially like your first placement; it's so vibrant. The postcard is simply beautiful! Great spiral center.