Leaf Lace Progress

Leaf Lace Progress

I am having a love affair with these colors! I’ve decided to try and limit my accent and fill-in pieces to only these 4 fabrics. As usual, I have enough compatible fabrics for several full size quilts, but I’m trying very hard not to let this one grow too large. I’ve started to assemble some … Continue reading

New thoughts

New thoughts

Using the leaves I dyed earlier this year, I’ve started a new project. Progress is slow because I’m going to be back at my part-time job of helping to monitor AJ’s virtual school days. Absolutely love working with him and my studio time is definitely secondary to time with him! I also got a new … Continue reading

Finished, but is it?

Finished, but is it?

My piece from our virtual retreat weekend has made it into the finished pile–I think. I posted a picture on Instagram wondering if I should bind or face it. The comments were all in favor of facing but I didn’t look at IG again until after I had taken the easy binding route! But I’m … Continue reading

Fall Virtual Retreat

Fall Virtual Retreat

Our Creative Seasons art group had a virtual quilt retreat earlier this year and we liked it so much that we had another one last weekend. We even had the option to work on a theme: Cabin Fever, explore the Log Cabin block, since we have the Covid lockdown as a cabin fever contributor! I … Continue reading

Timely memory

Timely memory

At one time, I played with an online group with different challenges. I found this one when I was moving some things around in the studio. I believe we were to pick a woman from history and illustrate her. This is about Amelia Bloomer, a suffragette. As well as fighting to get women the vote, … Continue reading

Rejected!

Rejected!

The notices for Quilt National went out on Friday and I got the sad rejection one. I had hoped…………but that’s all an entry into a big juried show is–hope. You are actually allowed to enter 3 pieces so I guess it’s a triple rejection. No sadder, but now I can hardly wait until next summer … Continue reading

Best tip of the day!

Best tip of the day!

When you have a piece that has a lot embellishment on it, you have to plan your quilting. IF you don’t want your beading or embroidery mess to show on the back and you are adding a back piece. For quilting, you either do it all before you embellish or you plan where the quilting … Continue reading

Say hi to my new friends!

Say hi to my new friends!

Until I went diving into the bead treasure boxes, I had no idea that I possessed tons of sequins. I’ve been given lots of things over the years and when I got these, I must have just thrown them in the drawer and forgotten about them. So thankful that I did, because they are perfect … Continue reading

Adding some bling.

Adding some bling.

There is no limit to the amount of bling I WANT to add to this piece. I have all the materials anyone could want. What I may not have is enough imagination and skill to get things looking the way I’d like! Of course, everyone started out quite plain. I’ve added a bit of embroidery … Continue reading

Crazy Design Thoughts

Crazy Design Thoughts

It seems that I can only concentrate on one project at a time right now–because I am totally obsessed with my little skulls. I am completely winging it as far as embroidery and beading, and I have already spent quite a bit of time looking at my threads and beads. The most important thought I … Continue reading