Millefiori Garden Bed Runner

Having been busy recently with several intricate and time consuming projects, I have not posted anything for a few weeks.  I will be posting progress on these newer projects soon.  But, in the meantime, I thought I would post something I completed earlier this summer. While going through photos of my quilts with a friend, I ran across a project that I had not posted pictures of.  This bed runner was inspired by a pack of fat quarters that I saw at a local fabric store. The fabric made me think about some fused glass supplies that I have in … Continue reading Millefiori Garden Bed Runner

Crocodile Flower Crochet Pillow with Crocheted Daisies on the back.

Every bed runner needs a nice decorative pillow to complement the design. Usually, for me, this means making a pieced and quilted pillow to match.  This time, however, I thought it would be nice to try something different.  So, I settled on crocheting a pillow. The nice thing about crochet is that I can take it with me to work or when running errands.  That way if I am stuck waiting, I can work on my project. When I first learned the crocodile stitch (February 9, 2016 posting) , I really liked the way it looked.  And, this stitch seemed to … Continue reading Crocodile Flower Crochet Pillow with Crocheted Daisies on the back.

Spring Has Sprung!

It’s April, the birds are singing outside my window, the bulbs are coming up in my gardens and the grass is starting to get green.  So, it’s time to change the decor in my bedroom – a new Daisy Bed runner really added some springtime color.   To make this bedrunner, I used the leftover blue fabric from the backing of my butterfly quilt as the main background.  To supplement the blue, I took out some of my custom dyed fabric samples, generally ones that were trials on different dyeing techniques. For added color, I decided to try out some fabric … Continue reading Spring Has Sprung!