Sunday, October 28, 2007

Birdbrains & Triptychs



Finally, here's my offering for this week's Fluffy Fatbottom Twisted Tuesday Challenge (and it's almost Tuesday again, yikes). The theme was "bird brain" and I played (mentally) with a number of ideas before I got to this one. The word and thought bubbles are a little cramped, but otherwise, I do like it. Don't know what I'm going to do when I run out of those alphabet beads, though - really must get some more!




And here are two sets of triptych inchies for Inching Artists - I showed the Rose ones yesterday, I know, but thought I'd show them again as I decided to mount and frame them. The others, the "dream" triptych, I particularly like, and I think both will make nice gifts for someone...not sure who yet!

I also finished making the rest of the lotto blocks today - that's six in total. But I can't show them until Thursday (and I must remember to do it on Thursday - knowing me, I'm bound to forget by then). And made a little sleeve for my quilt for quiltswap 4, which I need to get in the post - will sew the sleeve on tonight and try to get the quilt off tomorrow or Tuesday - I had debated waiting and sending it from the US, but decided in the end to try it from here - the last one got to its destination just fine.

And finally, a little seasonal decoration - I got this last year in the US - I loved the idea of a ghost in a quilt instead of the traditional sheet. Though if one of my kids cut eyeholes in one of my quilts...


14 comments:

peggy (playa@sympatico.ca) said...

I do like the quilted ghost! And I like your "birdbrain" postcard...enhanced it so I could read it. About the word beads...if you go in to second hand shops, check out the the toy section and sometimes there are bags of beads with the probability of those word beads. Just a thought.

By the way, I like your workbasket. It seems deep...I have one too....haven't emptied it for awhile.

Later,
Peggy

Myra said...

Your take on the birdbrain theme is great. I too like the dream triptych - love those faces.

Cathi said...

Katy I have some word beads from charity shop bead bags, lol! Think they are all different colors...they are in Aine's bead box, so could ask her if we can send you some, I'm sure she'd feel special being able to do that!

Also, I just went to T.K.Maxx today looking for one of those quilted Halloween decorations, found a nice Chrismtas one (is it Jim Shore?) there last year...couldn't even find one Halloween item...it was all Christmas already!! And it isn't even Halloween yet!

Fluffy Fatbottom said...

Love the bird brain challenge!! WOnderful!! Thank you for joining!

DymphieM said...

Great birdie brain piece! love your fabric inchies also, gorgeous work!

Joanna van said...

Kate...wanted to let you know that equilter.com is having a sale on Lonni Rossi fabrics...just some. 35% off.
Joanna

Susan said...

Hi!
Loved catching up with your blog! I love Halloween. Congratulations on all your de-cluttering tasks and the basket!
Susan

Sandy said...

Wow so great. Love it.

Ruth said...

LOve the quilted ghost, and the bird brain postcard is priceless!

Norma said...

I love Jim Shore...........I collect the angels and have a couple of Christmas things. I have never seen the ghost.........he is wonderful and so are your cards!

Studio Christine said...

bird brain.....love the image

and I am totally jealous of your ghost

Danielle D said...

Your tryptich inchies are so beautiful - I love the detail and and the edging. Lovely!

Debbi Baker said...

Love your inchies Kate! The framing really sets them off. (I am just catching up on the last several posts). Everything you have been creating looks fabulous.

Heather Robinson said...

I am so late in telling you how wonderful this piece is. Thanks so much for taking the challenge.