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

Monday, January 11, 2016

Sew Day inspiration

Detail of Linda J.'s painted, coiled bowl.
Linda J. wowed us at Sew Day yesterday with some new coiled bowls that she painted and formed into interesting shapes. Instead of wrapping cording with fabric, she used a fabric ink to spray paint white cotton roping and then stitched it into coiled baskets.

This first basket incorporates knot details. The second one has a rim that folds over. You can see the bottle of ink spray here:

We were also wowed by Carolynn's elegant quilted table runner and placemats. She used gold thread for the quilting to pick up the gold highlights around the red berries.

Birds always seem to find their way into Sew Day projects. Above are some of  Linda P.'s wool Sue Spargo birds. Below is another wool bird that Nancy is appliqueing.

Linda J. worked on this hooked rug:

She also brought three different sizes of purse organizers for show-and-tell. The pattern is the Suzi Purse Insert by

Nancy had this cute supply bag:

Here's the gorgeous view of water and snow-capped mountains from Carolynn's window. We also had the Seahawks game on and we won!

It was a good day.

 Have a colorful day


Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

OMG... knots in the bowl! And a folded over rim? Now you know I will need to play with these ideas for sure! Would need to use something other than fabric ink if it only works on cotton, as I use polyester cord, but that can be worked on. Tell Linda J. you have just made your bowl-junkie friend happy! And all the other projects look lovely as well... looks like you all had a lovely day!

The Idaho Beauty said...

Really interesting variation on the coiled baskets. I never would have thought to try knots...