May 12, 2016

Friday Friends...

Brynwood Needleworks - Friday Friends

Usually I come to you with daily photos and musings of what's going on in my studio or something I think you'll find interesting. This past week, I asked my readers (and friends) to send pictures of what they're working on right now so that I could share their projects with you.

I'm tickled to be able to show you some wonderful, creative and incredible offerings this week. Each unique and beautiful. I think you'll love them as much as I do.

Brynwood Needleworks - Jeannie B.'s French Acadian Sundress

Jeannie B. was the first to send a picture of her current work-in-progress. She's creating a gorgeous, child's summer dress, and there'll be a pattern available soon, too. Once her pattern is complete, mamas and grandmas will be able to make their own sweet sundresses for their favorite little girls.

You can follow Jeannie's progress on her blog, Old Fashioned Baby, and she also has a website filled with patterns for more gorgeous, heirloom-quality creations. You can shop, Old Fashioned Baby , too. I hope you'll stop and visit her. You'll love exploring.
Brynwood Needleworks - Toni's Storm At Sea Quilt Project
Toni's photos came next.  She's working on a colorful Storm At Sea quilt. It's going to be fabulous when it's done.

She's chosen scrappy water colors of green and blue. She's been foundation paper piecing the components, and you can see from the pictures how much work is involved in this one.

Brynwood Needleworks - Storm At Sea Quilt Project

She told me that she had some 60 degree angle strips that she "rescued" from a quilt shop that was closing and the colors auditioned perfectly. She decided to go with 2.5” unfinished squares for a tile mosaic background. She finished most of the strips this week! Next, she’ll make some scrappy nine patches for the inner border and string blocks for the corners and then, her quilt will be done.

This quilt was created with someone in mind, someone who loves the sea, and I know they're going to love it...a lot. Toni will be continuing to work on her quilt, Sewing in CT.
Brynwood Needleworks - Pat's Hexi Quilt Project

Last, but certainly not least, is Pat's Hexi Quilt project for her granddaughter. She's in Texas, sewing together 1/2" hexis into a lovely flower garden.

She's chosen soft, sweet colors, and is using English paper piecing to make each perfect, little fabric hexigon. I know one granddaughter that's going to be thrilled with her grandma's gift.

You can follow Pat on Instagram as "Bedford Quilter" to watch her progress.

Brynwood Needleworks - Friday Friends
If you're reading this and would like to contribute to my next installment of "Friday Friends", please send an email with photos to my email (dliljegren (at) brynwoodneedleworks (dot) com). I'll plan to do this again next month on June 10th.

Maybe you'd like to share photos of your studio, blog, or what you're working on? Would you like to write a guest post, or be featured on my blog? Just let me know.

Thanks, Jeannie, Toni and Pat, for sharing your work this week. I'm looking forward to seeing your completed projects.


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Createology said...

Donna this is a wonderful way to share your readers and what they are creating. Each of these ladies' projects is amazing and truly show the meaning of "Labor of Love". Friday Friends looks like a great success. Embracing Creative Bliss...

nancy huggins said...

I alway enjoy reading your posts and looking at your pictures. I have been bad at posting for a while and hopefully I will get back to blogging more often once we have moved

Snap said...

What a great idea! Lovely projects.


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