Staying Connected #34

The first snowflakes appeared this month and the local mountaintops are white. Winter quilting projects may be coming to mind.

From Linda F … This is a pattern from a 2009 Fons and Porter magazine.

Ten years ago, Connie W made a lovely version of it that I always admired. She planned to make another one, and bought a piece of striped material for the sashing, but then went onto other projects. When she gave me the striped material I was happily off to the races, making my own version of this quilt.

From Linda R … Another little Christmas table topper …

… and a Christmas throw filmsy.

From Diane … Finished my threadsketching.

Diane’s technique:

“I used very watery fabric paint and washed on the sky and water.

Pressed after dry (not well enough as you can see a streak in the sky from a fabric fold).

Then I just started free motioning the trees with a light and then a darker green. I was eyeballing my original sketch as I continued.

I did lightly pencil two lines for the bridge main uprights. Only time I drew on the fabric. Next time I would put in a few more guide lines.

After all the threadwork was finished, I used a bit of fabric paint to put in the colour for the buildings and a black pen to suggest windows.”

From Kathryn … This is my lovely mug rug, made by Barb M. Thank you, Barb!

From Chris … I made this quilt with 2 1/2 strips that I cut …

… and I used fabric I had for this one.

Many thanks to Linda F, Linda R, Diane, Kathryn, and Chris
for contributing to this post.

Autumn Light at Rice Lake