Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Waiting for Spring

The spring pillow covers are done
and Bunners obligingly posed with them on the front porch
this afternoon in -- GASP! -- the sun.

I dug into my sewing gadget stash for some old metal button forms (the kind you cover with your own fabric) and the Fasturn tube turner to make some cording to loop around the buttons. The cording was a pleasure to make -- it took only seconds to turn using the Fasturn device. But that fat, sturdy piping was not so fun to insert, especially on the 12 corners. I think I strained a neck muscle wrestling with it, causing me to nearly pass out in pain when I went into
Down Dog in yoga class today.

The Fasturn tube turner in action.

Here's the  reverse side. As I was cutting the fabric, I wished I could give a piece to every person in Japan who has been devasted by the disaster there to at least give them something bright to hold onto. The logistics and aid experts say it's more important now to send money, 
but if I could I would send
color and light.

Don't forget to watch for
the big moon tonight.


Edith Bieri said...

love your colorfull pillow covers. The fabric is great.

Pam said...

Hi Sherrie! These pillows are fantastic--wonderful colors--I love the energy and vitality.

Judys Fiber Art said...

Alas, we had pouring down rain last night and saw nothing. At 70, it was probably my last chance to see the big moon. However, your cushions are lovely and your bunny is well behaved, so all is not lost.

Sherrie Spangler said...

Judy, you still have time for another good moon. The next one is in 2029, so you'll only be 88.