Tuesday, July 24, 2012

June and July Mini Quilts

I realized I was completely behind in sharing my June and July mini quilts - whoops! So for June I was trying to do a kind of Father's day theme. I traced Harper's hand print on muslin and embroidered around it to start. I had an idea to use re-purposed suiting materials for the mini but they were an absolute nightmare to sew with - so shifty and all different thicknesses and materials...some wouldn't iron at all! So I started down that path and quickly gave up. Then I pulled these because I thought they looked masculine (kind of) and I like the brown/teal/green combo. Then I thought the muslin was way too thin and so I added some of the henna garden behind the hand print and that made me happier.
The thrifted suiting made a little hoop art that I loved when I combined it with an antique doily. I just went around and tacked the doily down with a little matching thread and it can all be taken back apart without harming the doily if I decide I want to use it for something else down the road. I love the combination of masculine and feminine here.
June cupboard, loads of green worked in as usual.
July mini quilt and hoop art - I wanted something patriotic without being a cliche. I used some pieced scraps from another mini I'd made for a swap and I love how this turned out. Clean, simple and striking. Then I always feel like there's nothing better (or more American) than a 4th of July baseball game with fireworks after - so I did the baseball and I love that too. Love.
These carved birds are from local artist Richard DeWalt - I bought them at the Dunwoody Arts Festival and sadly I can't find a website for him. I do have his email, if you'd like it let me know. Can you believe these started their lives as 2x4's?!!
This wreath is oh-kay. Like the little bunting but not crazy about the diamonds. I just thought it needed something to anchor the top. I'll probably change it for next year though. Any suggestions would be happily welcomed!
July cupboard in all it's splendor! Can you believe I'll need August NEXT WEEK?! Is it me or has this year flown by?

1 comment:

  1. So glad you're back! Love your posts! I'm so hopeless at arty stuff, so love your blog so much. The mini bunting is super cute!!

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