Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Week 1 ~ Entrelac Pillow

Week one officially ended on Sunday so I'm a bit late in posting this.  I finished the first project in my 6 projects in 6 weeks series!! 

Entrelac pillow

This entrelac pillow was fun to knit and very quick to sew up.  Like less than 15 minutes including the time to iron the back hems.  And good news, Gus loves it!! 


He totally swiped it while I was trying to get a few photos this morning. 

Entrelac success!

It was love at first sight.

And now you can see how this pillow inspired my last mosaic.  It's an almost perfect match.

Softly on Black #2
Entrelac pillow

I've already cut out most of the pieces for my new purse. So exciting!!  


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Mosaic #2

This is my second entry for Rachel's mosaic contest.  

 Softly on Black #2

I think I like this one way more than my first.  The inspiration for this mosaic came from the entrelac pillow I've been working on.  Hopefully I'll have it done tonight to share with you all tomorrow.  That will be the first project done on my "6 projects in 6 weeks" tour.  Hooray for finishing!

Which mosaic do you prefer so far?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Mosaic Contest

Rachel over at Stitched in Color has joined together with Fresh Modern Fabric to create a mosaic contest titled "Softly in Black".  The original palette submitted by Rachel was inspired by a quilt from Anthropologie. A store that I love but can rarely afford! This is what I came up with for the contest.

Soft Black Palette

  My inspiration came from the middle(ish) fabric with the cute house and bold colors.  I love that piece.  And I love how black seems to make everything else jump out at you.  It is so much fun to play with color and be inspired by other people's color choices. Come on over and join the fun!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

6 Projects in 6 Weeks. . .

Or "Am I Crazy?".  A is off to Charleston for the next six weeks and with all of my spare time I'm going to challenge myself to finish a project a week.  Some of the projects are already started so I'm confident that it is possible.  I might not sleep for the next month and a half but that's what coffee is for.  

In no particular order here are the players:

Floralicious for me!

This fabric is destined to be a new purse just for me.  I can't wait to start this one since I desperately need a new bag!

Next up is the shoulder bag for my A's mom.  This will be either her Christmas or birthday gift.  I haven't decided yet.


This is the entrelac pillow I started this weekend.  The colors of the yarn and the cooler air outside are whispering that fall is coming.  Hooray for cooler weather!  I finally turned off the air conditioner this morning and opened all the windows.  Ahh, sweet, fresh air. 
Entrelac Pillow

All women, deep in their hearts, love cowboys.  I didn't run away with any cowboys in my life (well not yet anyway) but I did start this cowboy quilt.  Which I love.  I started piecing this an embarrassing number of years ago.  It was languishing because of a mistake that needed taking out.  I just un-pieced and then re-pieced most of the top in the past week due to a friend's cajoling.  Thanks Mel!

Cowboy Quilt

I've had the fabric for this gem longer that I've had the Cowboy Quilt.  I bought the all the fabric for a quilt and then decided that I didn't really like the pattern after all.  One night while sitting on the couch and staring at my fabric for awhile it hit me: the fabric wanted to be a plus quilt.  All this little beauty needs is to be sandwiched, quilted and bound.  Easy peasy right?

Plus quilt

That brings my total queue to five.  I have a few more options waiting in the wings.  I haven't decided yet which one it'll be.  Although at the rate I'm going I'll be lucky to get five projects done in six weeks.  

Wish me luck!