Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy New Year Sewing!

This little cutie is called, "Little Yappy Dog." It is a wall hanging for my sister, Pam.  She has a couple of little squirrel chasers and says this one is Kermit. I used civil war solids from Moda, and a paper pieced pattern from Quilter's Newsletter from 2003. The outer areas are a tribute to Gwen Marsden's liberated style. It is heavily hand quilted. 
 This sweet table runner was my own design, with influence of Gwen Marsden for the twisted 9-patch blocks. They are vintage, with flour sack muslin. My challenge to myself was to use some gifted fabrics that are not my style, and to create something that is pure Jane. It is titled, "Donny and Marie'" because it is a little bit country (the fabrics) and a little bit rock n roll (the twisted 9-patches.) I love it!

And this wall hanging is titled, "Steelhead Rising."  It is a mix of strips from a friend who only makes Trip Around the World quilts. I added beads at the top, a batik steelhead, life size, center, and rocks ala the Salmon River on the bottom. I machine quilted this quilt and it is currently hanging in our living room.

1 comment:

  1. 3 wonderful quilts, Jane! I LOVE the steelhead quilt and how you quilted Mr. Fishy!! Gorgeous!