Sunday, November 14, 2010

Mad about plaid!

I LOVE plaid! I believe my first pair of glasses were plaid... it's hard to remember... I was 3 1/2 at the time. In high school, pastel plaid skirts were very popular, and although I never owned one, I thought they were beautiful! My senior year in high school, I made myself a plaid jumper to wear to church for Christmas Eve services... one of my mother's friends made the same jumper pattern out of the same fabric... Mom said it showed that we both had good taste! When I was in college, my mom made a long plaid skirt for me to wear to a Christmas party. When my first granddaughter was born, I made plaid receiving blankets for her. My favorite wool throw is plaid. Need I go on?

So, when I saw this plaid Christmas fabric, I thought it would be perfect for decoupaged shuttles. These were going to be Christmas presents, but I like them so much, I think I may keep them for myself... I know that's extremely selfish, but that's how I feel!


I chose to align the plaid differently on each side. I am so pleased with the way these turned out!


Now I think I can stop bidding on those plaid shuttles that I can't really afford! : )

21 comments:

  1. very nice lookiing, what type of material is it?

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  2. Hi Diane!
    Your shuttles are GREAT! They will be perfect for when you cozy up underneath your plaid throw this winter to tat! Are they a homespun plaid?

    :) Ann

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  3. Very nice! It's been all I could do to not go for one of your swaps but I'm swamped with other commitments so will wait for a future opportunity. At the rate you're going, you'll be a regular Van Gogh painter on shuttles!

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  4. I really like the way it looks where you cut it on the bias.

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  5. They are really brilliant and what a great idea!

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  6. Very nice indeed!

    I love plaid too.. especially in Mc Phearson's clan plaid!

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  7. Amiga Diane
    Você diz que gosta de xadrez, realmente é belo, tbém utilizado no patchwork fica explêndido.
    Agora descobri que o nome das navetes é ônibus, claro é aquele que conduz, como pude não perceber antes, mas enfim gostaria de saber como você faz com que eles fiquem tão belos?
    Bjs querida e amada amiga.
    c/carinho
    Teresa

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  8. Ooo..very pretty! i also love plaid! I will have to try a shuttle with material I love the idea!!

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  9. They are so pretty!! The plaid reminds me of a jumper my daughter had when she was 6. She loved to wear that jumper. I think I'd have a hard time giving these beauties away too~

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  10. Diane - those are lovely shuttles. You are really enjoying yourself. Thank goodness the stash will not require a big space like quilting (which took over my craft room within months)

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  11. Those turned out GREAT! I love the plaid on the bias on one side also. So now that you've tried all the different papers and fabric, which do you think works the best?

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  12. These are really beautiful. It is good for you to treat yourself once in a while, so do not feel guilty about keeping these.

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  13. Lovin the plaid...especially the ones done on the diagonal. You have really mastered the decorated shuttle. Happy tatting...

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  14. Oh I like plaid too! I found a great cashmere shawl (on sale) that I use when traveling; so as not to get chilled (I don't like coats).
    My plaid skirt (50's) was a reversible Pendleton. My Mom loved things from the Pendleton mills and when she passed there was a very retro suit, almost like new, that fit my youngest; and, she loved it ~ course it was NOT plaid, Mom didn't like plaids much. I like the Davidson Plaid, Ancient. My DH sept.
    The shuttles are great. The new Boyle's would be great to decoupage, too.
    best wishes bj

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  15. Those are so pretty! I love the plaid and might just have to try something like that myself!

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  16. totally festive! Keep them, enjoy them ; )

    They look charming!!!

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