Living in Florida there are no visual clues to indicate changes to the seasons. Using my active imagination I pulled strips from my batik stash that made me think of fall on the east coast; warm hues of blue, purple, brown, gold, red and green to create what I’m calling Karla’s Sunflower ?
I used Jenny Doan’s Checkered Dresden tutorial. I prefer a chunky dresden so I modified the pattern by using the 1 1/2 inch mark on the ruler as my starting point to cut each blade.
I added machine embroidery to the center circle with my daily mantra “Give Thanks”. The border were added in log cabin style using 4 of the fabrics used in the dresden. I used a blanket stitch around the blades – definitely getting better! I made the mug rugs using the Creative Grids Spider Web ruler to create the 4 point star. They look great! Hubby and I really use our mugs…everyday!
dresden – give thanks wall hanging
dresden – give thanks mug rug 2
dresden – give thanks mug rug 1
dresden – give thanks close up
dresden – give thanks backing
I made this dresser scarf for my guest room. Another opportunity for using the tube method. I made several mistakes, at one point I wanted to toss it in the trash! Ever had moments like that?
Sunflower Dresser Scarf
Lastly I wanted to show you a custom order I finished for one of my customers. She sent me a photo and asked if I could re -create it for her son’s fourth birthday. I’m SO happy with how it turned out!
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- Linky Tuesday at Free Motion By The River
- Midweek Makers at Quilt Fabrication
- Let’s Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts
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