Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Ricci and Kate

Kate, one of Ricci's dearest friends, is visiting this week from California. They have been busy making all kinds of wonderful things together the last few days.

First they made these cute Christmas wall hangings.
*Crazy Eight Reindeer panel by Sandy Gervais for Moda


And then they made baskets from the book "It's a Wrap" by Susan Breier.

Kate cut her black and white stripe into strips with the pattern going straight up and down. As she wrapped the fabric diagonally on the cording it gave it this almost dizzy effect.

Ricci made her basket with Kaffe fabrics. This will match the basket quilt she is also making.
She cut her black and white stripe on the diagonal to start with. Then as she wrapped, it gave the fabric an almost checkered look.
Working with stripes is so fun to experiment with when making baskets!

Love those Kaffes.

Ricci also recently finished this fall wool pillow.

I especially love the green piping around the outside.

The next project Ricci and Kate were starting today was working with these beautiful batik's.


Kate brought Ricci this cute doll or "Easter Fairy".

He has Easter Eggs at the bottom of his toes.

Kate is here for a few more days and I'm sure the time will be spent creating amazing things.

16 comments:

Material Mary said...

What fun you ladies have together and such creative genius...
Mary

dotti white said...

Those are some wonderful projects! I especially love the baskets. What are they doing with the batiks?! Have a fun week!

SewCalGal said...

Nedra,

These are all so beautiful. The delightful deers caught my eye. They look like so much fun. What designer created the pattern?

Bowls and all the other items are also so cute.

Thanks for sharing.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Karen said...

All I can say is W-O-W!!! I wish I was as productive;) Will you please remind me of the name of the book that the basket directions are in.

Cathy said...

Oooh how fun. I love that Kaffe basket, might have to make one of them! xo

Lurline said...

All SO ompressive - but, I love those reindeers! Is there a pattern, please, Nedra?
Hugs - Lurline♥

Fiesta said...

OMG lots of lovliness there.

Jackie said...

Such creative friends! I love it all.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

They are having way too much fun! I'm just jealous.

Carrie said...

What cute projects! I love the how the baskets look with different fabrics. Are you joining them for the fun?

Gayle said...

Love that wooly pillow!

Dawn said...

Fun stuff!!

Allyson in Alaska said...

I love that pumpkin pillow. Do you know what pattern it is or is it their original design? I would love to make one. Those batiks are lovely also.

Brenda said...

you ladies have the best time and are so creative.

Melvin said...

These are really great....
basket is great...

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Melvin said...

Looks like another fantastic block is brewing! Always fun to visit here!
thanks for sharing...


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