Monday, March 23, 2015

Most Recent Projects & a Spring Bouquet

I have mentioned several times to those who know me (and even on the blogs) that I have been sewing a lot's the time to share some of my finished and unfinished projects:

I made an oversized cushion for the seat of my Arts & Crafts rocking chair that belonged to my Great Aunt.  A&C is my style, as you can see, and these are my living room colors (my couch is red).

Newborn bibs and pj's for the Children's Home

An over the chair arm organizer for a shut-in at church.

I've had plans for a pineapple quilt for absolutely ages, and all the strips were cut.  One day I just had to see how it was going to look once I started sewing it all together.  This is the first block (but I will wait and work on it again in a couple of months).  It's a breeze with the pineapple ruler Mom bought me ages ago.  Works like a dream!

I am working on a wall hanging for my husband that is about his tour in Viet Nam.  Going to add fabric photos and his patches, etc.  Should have it done by next month.

These are the first two squares of the baby quilt I am making for a dear friend's first grandbaby, a little girl (I guess you could tell! :-) )  I am embroidering Scottish fairy tales on the blocks and then fabric painting them.  Our friend (the new grandmother) is from Scotland.

Here I am doing the fabric painting on one of the blocks. You add fabric medium to acrylic paint.

And these beautiful spring flowers came from Trader Joe's.  The bodhrain is from my trip to Ireland with Mom (as is the crystal vase and little dish in the next shot).  The green vase is very Arts & Crafts!  The table runner was made by me a long time ago and needs to be replaced with one of a more Arts & Crafts design with more of my lr colors....but it works for now.  All this is sitting on a A&C library table that belonged to another Great Aunt.  I am fortunate to have some family pieces!

Two special Robert E. Lee prints also hang in the living room. 
So, when the unfinished projects find an end, I'll be posting the finishes!  Till then...hope spring has come your way!


  1. My word, Marie. Everything is just beautiful. I love the rocking chair cushion. Love it, love it.

  2. Looks like you are doing a great job and have been busy.
    I just stopped on my quilt and started to read some books.

  3. What lovely work, Marie! Thank you for visiting my blog. The fabric painting looks fascinating.

  4. WoW marie, everything is so beautiful!!! i always have more than one project going and i think thats good. i always have something going that inspires me!!! i really love your work and the very thoughtful chair organizer, that is going to be a great treasure for the person receiving it!!!!

  5. You are one busy lady! Everything you make is just beautiful! I am interested n the Robert E Lee prints.......are you in his family tree or just a history buff?

  6. Your work is so lovely! You sure keep your fingers busy! Just beautiful!

  7. You have been busy! I have made enough crumb blocks for another quilt top, but not going to set them together just yet. I am working on my daughter's top. It is the Lotus from Jaybird Quilts.

  8. Hi Marie, I am visiting from your other blog after leaving a comment. I saw this on the sidebar and came right over to visit. I love your creations, quilts and art work. I am not a quilter but I love them. I have done fabric painting for years and love it. As you know I am a painter but do a bit of sewing too.
    So much fun to see what you have been up too and all your wonderful designs.
    Your new blog is beautiful.
    Have fun!!
    Hugs, CM

  9. You make lovely things and I love the pineapple quilt.
    Have a nice weekend.

  10. Love the embroidery and the quilts, Marie.
    You have many talents - awesome!
    Thanks for stopping by my site.
    Have a Beautiful Day!
    Peace :)

  11. Marie.........busy fingers!! inspiring your beautiful handwork is. I love the cushion on the chair and the projects you give to others. Your pineapple looks wonderful and I can't wait to see that beautiful baby quilt! My niece just told me that she is expecting in October and wants me to make something for the baby from grandparents clothes who have passed. Not sure if it will be a boy or girl yet and I am so looking forward to sewing for this little one! Love all of the pretty things you made!