Monday, November 28, 2016

Sewing: Quilted Coasters

Materials:  Michael Miller Fat Quarters, Gutermann cotton thread, batting

I've a ceramics show and sale this coming weekend, and I've only a few ceramics pieces and so I went into overdrive on sewing and quilting textiles over my Thanksgiving break.  A friend at work said she likes these coasters and suggested I transfer these skills onto potholders.  I also enjoyed learning a new quilting technique. 

I recently read a blog of one quilter who used pot lids to quilt circles around an I-Spy themed hexagon patch.  Love it, love it, love it.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Work in Progress: Christmas Table Runners

I've had these French General Joyeux Noel charm packs for a few years now.  We put our pencil tree up, and my husband decided I needed to start sewing a tree skirt (that work in progress not pictured here) before the holidays are over. I'm watching Jenny Doan's tutorial to complete that tree skirt.  Stay tuned.  But in the meantime, I had 5" squares leftover and hence these table runner  quilt tops.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Ceramics: Porcelain Bowl

Materials:  Hagi porcelain, King Tut's turquoise engobe, Cone 6 clear glaze

I haven't sold this bowl as it is holding my jewelry at the kitchen sink where I take off my rings before washing.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Ceramics: Plate

Materials:  Cassius Basaltic, Texture Roller, Cone 6 Rutile, Cone 6 Clear

This plate came out of the kiln recently.  It may be a bit too large in diameter for new dinnerware, but I do love the texture and much that I ate my sashimi lunch on it today.  More to come.