Welcome to Angelfishy's blog!

there are quite a few blogs out there worthier than mine, simply because they are a bit more consistent in their posting frequency. but you'll see that I have a few things to be proud of, dabbling in quilting, and other needle arts.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

My long-lost blog!  No, you are not lost, merely dormant.  Who has such time to devote to blogging when there are children, chores, lesson plans, substitute hours to attend to.  Someday, my friend, we will have time together again!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Handmade sewing caddies/needle folders for friends' winter birthdays

January of 2012 I was busy making gifts for friends.  My birthday is December 24, my s-i-l on January 22, our three friends in February.  We get together to quilt when we can, though I have been on hiatus at times while working on grad school.

I let them decide who got which one, but it ended up being pretty much what I predicted, which friend would pick which one.

Inside pages are made of wool felt, to hold those needles and pins; pockets of coordinating/contrasting hand-dyed fabrics keep smaller scissors, and other essentials.

One of my favorite fabrics, Bolero, I think it's called.

These batik pinwheels came from a UFO tablerunner I got at a quilt store "garage sale" for $2.  I unsewed, then resewed into these:

The Asian print has some shiny gold in it.  I love it.  The red and gold on the bottom of this pic is the one I wanted, and the one that was left for me.  The two blocks came from a local church garage sale.

Now I have to think of a gift for my four friends for this winter!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Batik baby quilt

Yay!  Another quilt that I forgot about, and am posting.

This one is made from batiks.  The baby's name is River, which inspired the color scheme.  The edges are a bit wavy, but all in all a decent quilt.

 I finally cut into one of my favorite fabrics.

It has been sewn into a quilt top, which is languishing in storage.  I may have to send it out to be quilted, because I don't have the time, and my machine is not quite right for the job.

I found Thimbleberries fabrics to go with it.  They have the warm tones and pleasant colors that coordinate with the forest animals fabric.