Friday, May 27, 2011
Favourite Winter Colours
Now that the temperature has dropped, it's time to bring out a few pieces that I use at this time of the year. The above knee rug is one I take with me in the car. I'm not a fan of heaters in cars, they make me feel stuffy, so I need something over my legs for a while. Goodness, even the Queen felt the need for a little leg warmth en route to 'the wedding'.
The design is called Hidden Wells by Mary Ellen Hopkins, a pattern I purchased from one of the patchwork stores. These colours are some of my favourites for patchwork, so I really had no trouble using left overs from other projects. I've quilted it using the simulated hand quilting stitch on my Bernina 170 machine, but I'm not sure if the quilting is visible on the photograph.
I also love wearing this jacket, and thought I'd share it with people. I'm not sure if the colour is showing correctly. It is maroon rather than rusty red. The jacket pattern, and different patchwork techniques/combinations are in a book I have - More Jacket Jazz by Judy Murrah. Some of the combinations are really 'different'.
The back is quite different to the front, probably showing a lot more green, so I have quite a few options for colours in skirts and pants. And, yes, plain skirts and pants are a must in my wardrobe. I must say it took a lot of courage on my part to actually wear this, as I'm a little on the conservative side with my clothing.
I will also show a small section of the centre sleeve design. This looks complicated and time consuming, but as it is done using the Seminole technique, it works up quite quickly.
Thank you all for the lovely comments on my little baby set. I do appreciate the enthusiastic feedback. I've packed it away nicely again, waiting................