Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A peek at some projects

The last several weeks I have been working on some runners and table mats. I have been jumping all around the year....just designing as the mood strikes me. I am not sure yet how I will use them....They may be classes, or patterns.....or become part of a book.....maybe even a few presents! I thought you might like to see a few of them.

The one above took my friend Deby by surprise when she was up visiting a few weeks ago....She isn't used to me stitching on such light colors.....but it was fun for a change of pace.

(OK....Now you can see how technologically challenged I am....I was forgot to turn this photo before I downloaded it and for the life of me, cannot figure out how to do it now!!!!) Anyhow...these colors are much more me.....A little bit of winter and some of my favorite fall. I am loving using the crazy quilting in different borders and blocks!

As you can tell all of these are just tops..... I am waiting until I get home so I can shop at The Country Loft for my backs. Plus finishing is my least favorite part. I like the creation a lot more! I don't start with a completed idea...but just change things as I go. Sometimes the finished product looks nothing like the beginning!

I hope you are all having a wonderful Tuesday! Happy Sewing....Jo Ann


  1. I love the 3 jack 'o lanterns!

  2. Hi JoAnn!!
    Love the new projects!!...I am such a sucker for snowmen..or snow ladies!! If you use the program Windows Live Writer it's easy to rotate pictures. Click on the picture, go to the Advance button on the right and click on it...go down and click on Rotate..keep clicking until your picture perfect.
    Have a great day!

  3. They are adorable! I especially like the pumpkin trio!!

  4. they're all very nice.
    i particularly like the emboridered crazy pieced edges~!


  5. Hi JoAnn, Love what your working. What is it about Jack O Lanterns that make us want to pick up our needles and stitch! Hugs to you all Cheri

  6. I don't care if the snowman is sideways or on his head....he is just adorable. Love the buffalo check for the border.

  7. I think you should pattern them... start a series called "Quick and Crazy Seasons"... seriously... I LOVE them! Snowmen and jacks are always a favorite for me... and yours are "just right". Have fun at quilt market!

  8. Thanks! I am so glad that you like them....I now know that some of them (I have made about 14 in total) will be in some upcoming magazines....More on that later!!!! I had a great time at market!