Monday, November 26, 2012

Oh my Goth!

This is a potholder I made a while back for a friend who loves zombies, monsters and other ghoulish things. I  got the awesome pink hearse fabric at, but it's out of print now. (there are a few cuts for sale on etsy.)
I just quilted a rectangle with a black backing, and cut it out in the shape of a coffin. Then I machine stitched a narrow black binding with a hanging loop. My friend loved it!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012

Merry Krampus!

This weekend I took a break from the complicated block-of-the-month quilt I'm working on to get started on my holiday projects- they will be here before you know it!
First up was this oversized Krampus Christmas stocking. The Krampus is a devil-like creature from Bavarian folklore who accompanies St. Nicholas on Christmas. But while St. Nick brings presents to good children, if they have been naughty the Krampus is said to put them in his basket and carry them off!
One of my friends at work is fascinated with the Krampus legend, so when I saw this fabric on, I knew I had to make this for him! (I changed it up a little by adding fake fur trim around the top.) Gotta love the removable crying kid in the basket on the back!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

another Metal quilter

San Franciso-based quilter Ben Venom makes spectacular quilts from old heavy metal t-shirts- including the biggest quilt I have ever seen! It measures 13 X 15 FEET and is made from over 125 shirts. His work has appeared in art shows and magazines around the world. You can see more on his site here!