Looking for a Pattern

During my time in NY the fall foliage inspired me to try something different.  I remember an episode of Simply Quilts on HGTV with Alex Anderson that used small scrap pieces for applique with black netting.  Saw the episode once, recorded it, got deleted for some reason, and NOW…I CAN’T remember or find the program info. 

Does anyone out there know the name of the technique?  It was an Asian lady on the show that day.  She had made very small scrap pieces and used them to create a landscape scene in “nests”.  She then covered the quilt in a black netting to machine quilt. 

I really want to do this with some scraps and using one of the photos I took for inspiration. 

If you remember, have an idea, have used the technique, or could offer me ANY help, please comment.

News Threads 1.30

This is a great weekend for me to sew.  I’m locking myself in the house and working on projects.  Since I’m staying with my parents, they have lost their dining room table to my “little” hobby.  They are going to be out of town this weekend to celebrate their 30th Wedding Anniversary.  They deserve it!!! 

Here is my list of current projects:

  • Charm Pack Pot Holders.  I have quite a few charm packs waiting to be arranged, pressed, cut and completed.  Plus, I have a few to finish from my first batch.  And…a couple to repair, I forgot the loop. 
  • Mrs. Page’s wedding quilt.  Her colors were fall colors and I think I have done a great job of capturing those colors in this quilt.  The top is complete and measured.  Now I just need to baste and quilt. 
  • Bohemian Chic table topper.  I had some manufacturer’s sample of this line from Michael Miller that I created a cute little table topper.  If there was more of the fabric it would have been a great chic baby quilt.  Very colorful and bold.  No clue what I will do with it though. 

What are you working on this weekend?