Archive for February, 2011

handmade inspiration: mini quilts on the Purl Bee

Friday, February 25th, 2011

I love these mini quilt ideas that are featured monthly on one of my favorite blogs, The Purl Bee.  Somehow the idea of making a full-size quilt seems quite intimidating, especially without a proper sewing space (not to mention the time involved), but these small sample-size pieces feel very inviting and doable.  I appreciate that they’re inspired by vintage quilts, and the fabrics, patterns and colors are just lovely.  On this snowy day in Colorado, making something that evokes *spring* feels just right.

CIRCULAR APPLIQUE

featuring Liberty of London Tana Lawn

COURTHOUSE STEPS

a traditional quilt block that takes its name from the stepped pattern it makes

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Vintage Cafeteria Table

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

I love this cafeteria table, recently featured on Three Potato Four.  I want one for my studio!

Exquisitely executed re-fabrication of an original vintage industrial cafeteria table. Constructed of heavy cast iron (cast from original forms), table features reclaimed wood tabletop and round swivel-out stools made of mixed hardwoods (wood is unfinished, allowing you to stain in any finish you wish). Available as both 12-seater, as shown and 8-seater.

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