Goings on

Here I will link to my blog chats about what is currently in the works, and just notes in general.  Stay tuned.

This year I made Christmas gifts for most all the grandkids. I make scrappy pillows for Lilian and Emelia in their new bedroom colors. To make the embroidered faces, I used the Cut Work Portrait technique.

scrappy backs



I also made snappy purses. Em got one for her birthday, with several things tucked inside, ribbons for handles. Lily got a reversible one in brown and teal. Isabel loves animals so I used a fabric panel of parrots, and tucked in some paper and colored pens for her art and note taking. She has been using it constantly since she got it, so I think she likes it!

Em's birthday snappy purse with ribbon handles, and prarie point pulls.

Lily's birthday snappy purse front.

Lily's birthday snappy purse back.

Isa's snappy purse from fabric panel, pockets with pad of paper and pens.

Front side of Isa's purse, used border of panel to make prarie point pulls.

One more bit of the panel as a pocket inside.

My hubby, Dan, made Damon a step stool with storage area.

Damon carried the step stool all around with him all day.  Even when he stepped away a couple feet to grab more chips!

I am in the process of writing a book on the process I am now calling "Cut Work Portraits".  I belong to a quilt chat group, and the quilts I have made using this process has been really popular.  Many people have requested I write the book with alot more details and I plan to include some generic type patterns. 

You can see a little about these type of quilts at:
http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-130238-1.htm - please note that the tutorial is no longer available, as I am working on the book.
http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-125355-1.htm - this has a bit of tute on the process
and http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-34032-1.htm also has as bit of a tute

To see the options of the book cover:
http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-147529-1.htm - there have been several revisions throughout the pages of this thread, and I have more options to add!

Besides this one book, heavy into publication preparation process at the moment, I have several other patterns and books in various planning stages.