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! 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!


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 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.