Sweatshirt Jacket

knss1Karen Nickelson used a sweatshirt as the base for this pieced and quilted jacket.   First she cut the sweatshirt apart, designed and pieced the outer layer, quilted the two layers together,  sewed the sweatshirt all back together and put a bound the edges.  Because it has that very friendly comfortable feel of a favorite sweatshirt she wears it a lot and get lots of compliments as well.

Just a Thought

set1After I posted a photo of the last two small pieces, I thought I should post a photo of the three together.  They are not necessarily a set but they are fun together.  I used Chocolate and Two Green Hand Marbled fabrics, Rusty Bits fabric and the border fabric in all three.  They are quick and easy and can use scraps for the most part.

Purple Coneflowers

flowerEveryone loves the boot.  My mom has had an old boot planted with flowers for years.  It’s old, cracked and has tons of personality.  I used Hand Marbled, Rusty Bits and some Hand Dyed Black fabric to create my boot.  I stitched in the cracks.  The flowers grew out of the boot.  It’s Spring and it makes me happy.

That’s For the Birds!

birdAlso known as Double Birdhouse by Patch Abilities.  During my twenty years of guiding in Alaska I built a few birdhouses every year.  After all Violet-Green Swallows eat lots of mosquitoes, they come back every year and so do their young.  So you want to do everything to encourage then to live nearby.

Change is Good?

I am happy to say that I have been very busy selling wonderful fabric to very wonderful quilters and fiber artists.  If you have been trying to look at the photos on my blog, you know that they have disappeared.  Somewhere in all the changes they went away.  Well, I found them and finally figured how to get them back.  Please be patient as it takes a little time, but the will reappear over the next few days or so.