Friday, July 24, 2015

Lake Champlain finish / sneak peek


First a finish - Lake Champlain

I purchased a couple fat quarters of this gorgous sky/water fabric at the quilt show.

Perfect for this sort of thing.

Above is my pattern drawn out on tracing paper for placement of all the little pieces.
Yesterday I quilted it and here is the back. Next week I will do the reveal after I bind it.
I really am loving this one :-)
I found this box at a thrift shop yesterday for 2 bucks. I'm not sure what it is but knew I just had to have it. I know the rubber brayer is for block printing and I think the tools with wooded handles are for carving the blocks. But does anyone know what the tool with the orange handle is for? The end looks like an ink dip pen but it's bigger than any dip pens I've seen. Stamp making is all new to me so if there are any surface design makers out there that can give me a clue on what to do with this box of goodies I would appreciate :-)

And I really scored at the thrift shop with this 3 stooges mug - how could I not buy this?
Leanna I thought of you when I saw this, you being the queen of kitsch and all.
Have a wonderful week!




  1. I am so behind on my blog reading! I love your new photo at the top! And I love the scores from the thrift shop! that is definitely a lino block set for carving the bases to make the print. I have never done it but i have seen it done. You will have to look it up on the YouTube videos.

    Your eagle is breathtaking! I can't wait to see the front!

  2. Order some Lino pieces from Dick Blick and start carving! I have a whole box of stamps that I've made over the years and love using them. There are lots of types of Lino materials, I like the thicker, softer ones. They're easier to carve, and you can carve designs on both sides. I have to find out where you live and start hitting the thrift stores there!

  3. Lake Champlain is very nice. I like your color choices.