F is for Fabric (and flowers)

Mis telas super bonitas

After spending the better part of the weekend feeling like my project was out of control (how could I let it slip into the hands of those fools at PayPal!), I decided to revert back to some good old-fashioned Type-A sewing to regain my crafting karma.

I dusted off my Bernina machine, got out all of my fancy gorgeous fabrics, and checked myself into the SF Art Rehab clinic (my bedroom on 16th street.)

Two fabulous things flowered from this therapy session.

1. The Fabric Flower.

As I was going through my fabric (see above picture to understand the amazing-ness) I found the last scrap of my beloved artichoke print fabric!  Heaven!  So in a complete fit of crafting ADHD, I set my original piece aside and made this flower straight from my artichoke-heart.

I just get so arti-choked up with emotion!

Sidenote-  These button making thingies from Cliff´s Variety in the Castro (see below) are unbelievable.  I have never experienced such an amazingly incredible crafting tool.  They will literally blow your mind.

For fellow visual learners.

The button was perfect! It was one of the greatest moments of my life.

2. The Big Guy.

I will let the fabric magic speak for itsself:

I am lovin' the digital macro setting on my camera!

Machine applique flowers:)

Check out the Sue Nickels thread!

F is for Free Motion Quilting!

Ode to Alphabet Summer in free motion quilting!

The final "F" creation

I went a little nuts with the spirals... why are they so fun to draw!?

Update on the eBay auction:  Two bids.  Let’s give them some friendly competition!   You could get something like what you see above… Here’s the link again:


6 Thoughts on “F is for Fabric (and flowers)

  1. Me encanta!!

  2. Libby on June 30, 2010 at 7:08 PM said:

    Sue Nickels is so money!

  3. Jessi on June 30, 2010 at 8:41 PM said:

    SF art rehab clinic…I think we all need a visit:)

  4. aunt patty on June 30, 2010 at 8:54 PM said:

    okay this is so great!!!!! I think you are officially a member of the “I need to stroke fabric” club from the sound of this!!! And the fabric covered button makers – have actually been around for some time – I have some really ancient ones (like from the ’60’s?) in my stuff. You are doing a great job of free-motion quilting – must be in the genes…Keep up the great craftin’ ideas 😉

  5. ashley, your blog is great– it makes me want to make stuff, too! the pictures in this entry are great– and I am totally impressed that your mom has her own thread!

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