Thursday, March 1, 2012

Fun Stuff

The Phone Book Quilt is finished, the last of the binding stitched on this afternoon.  It is cozy and soft, since it is not densely quilted.  Here's Cassie, giving it a final inspection.  45" x 60", a nice lap quilt size.  Guess what?  Today I found another neat strippy quilt pattern to try.
Next up, I had time to iron the latest crayon batik experiment.  This time, I cut narrow strips of freezer paper and ironed them on, forming a quilt block pattern, before the crayon was applied.  Here is what it looked like after the black dye was sprayed on ...
And here is what it looked like as I began the ironing process ...
I would say that it opens up all sorts of "stained glass" possibilities!

Last, but not least, once in a while we all try to make sense of our piles of stuff.  I was sorting and going through BIG stacks of quilting books and magazines and I found a special treasure.
Pepper, do you think I could sell it online, make a fortune and retire?  It is a first printing, first edition of this 1991 gem.  (Just kidding about selling, I'm keeping it forever!)

3 comments:

True Blue Nana said...

The crayon batik looks great.

Lori R said...

True Blue ... Sally was very entertained to discover that some of our crayon batiks appear in "Google Images"!

annieQ said...

Oreo sends her regards to your kitty!