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I had a quick and delightful teaching job in charming Mt. Dora, Florida last week. Ironically, it was about the same temperature there as it was back home in Illinois! And it has been warm here all week. Yesterday it was bright and clear and almost 60 degrees! The snow has all but disappeared and today it is gray and raining. But it's just the second week of February, so we know Mother Nature is just teasing us.
I am busy in the studio working on the new line. It has been hard getting in the groove, as there is always secretarial work to catch up on and teaching obligations to fulfill. But I believe the "theme" has finally surfaced, but time will tell.
This weeks project for Show and Tell is the Reversible Wrap Around Pillow, above. The pillow is first fitted in a simple gingham case with an overlapping closure. Then two coordinating fabrics are quilted and sewn into a tube which fits around the pillow. Ties keep the wrap in place and add a nice detail to the overall design. For a quick change of mood, the wrap can be turned inside-out to reveal the complementary fabric on the other side.
I thought you might enjoy this photo of my Mod Podged bowls basking the winter sun, too. It is almost 3 dimensional with the deep shadows and strong highlights. We have many new ideas just waiting for their pictures are taken, so please check in next week for new Prairie Gothic projects and inspiration.
PS... Many of you are interested in making the Spiderweb star quilt featured in the last posting. It was made using Jan Krentz's Fussy Cutter Ruler Set: 45 degree Diamond Guide plus a 9 " square. You can order Jan's template and books with Star patterns and instructions at Jan's website or at your local quilt store.