10/23/14

Thursday Thoughts: "You Tube Said!"

If you haven't already, you MUST take a few minutes and watch this hilarious and oh-so-true video of my new she-doesn't-know-it-but-she-is "bestie" Linda. She sums up exactly what happens to me, and so many I know, after watching more than a few You Tube craft tutorials. Soooo funny...and true.


 
LOL, my favorite part was "Tim is killing me!" Hah! Me too Linda, me too....and Moda, and Fat Quarter Shop, and Michaels, and JoAnns, and all of those places I can't keep out of but should for at least a year!

CGM

10/20/14

Autumn Girl mini quilt

11.5" x 17"

I had a little time this weekend to play around with scraps and my sketchbook. I've said it many times that Fall is my favorite season, and I have yards and yards of hand dyed fabric in its vibrant colors. After pulling out the background fabric, I knew I wanted to recreate a scene in my sketchbook of a girl walking along a path, enjoying the crisp air and crunch of leaves beneath her feet.



The I started with the trees, which are a rubber stamp. I handcut a simply girl, boots, and coat using small scraps of fabric backed with fusible web. 



I sandwiched the top, then did some thread sketching around the trees, girl, and made leaves with red, gold, and green thread. I usually add a caption to these mini "girl" quilts, but haven't thought of a good one for this yet. Any ideas?

CGM

Recipes and Ramblins with the Tumbleweed Contessa