Art Quilts · Designing Quilts · Non-traditional Quilts · surface design

What to do with leaves…

Still working on several things at once, but some are getting close to done. I have a set of sugar skulls ready to mount and get wired. A couple more still to work on, but I think I need a break from them. I got the lawn (weeds!) mowed and took a few moments to… Continue reading What to do with leaves…

Art Quilts · Designing Quilts · Handwork · Shows

Bits and pieces, again!

Because I almost always have several projects going on at the same time, the finishing parts get done at different times also. I finished up the last of the leaf pieces, label, sleeve and all! These 2 quilts were made a little while ago, to use up scraps. Almost immediately, I found out that my… Continue reading Bits and pieces, again!

Art Quilts · Designing Quilts · Life

Slogans and clichès

So many motivators–a simple google search brings up hundreds. Some days I can use EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” —Nelson Mandela “You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.” —Tina Fey “You see, in life, lots of… Continue reading Slogans and clichès

Art Quilts · Designing Quilts · Non-traditional Quilts · Use Up the Stash

Be my brain…….

It’s that old ‘too many choices’ situation again and I’m having a hard time deciding! I had 3 extra leafy type blocks left from my other projects and rather than put them on the shelf for a ‘someday’ finish, I’m going to finish them into something and be done with them. I took two of… Continue reading Be my brain…….

Art Quilts · Color · Dyeing Fabric · surface design · Use Up the Stash

For today’s experiment…

I have had this raw edge woven piece and this packet of gray dye in my piles of stuff forever. Each always waiting for the right project to come along. Baloney! They could wait forever so today is the day we are going to try out that dye. Of course none of my dye experience… Continue reading For today’s experiment…

Art Quilts · Contemporary · Non-traditional Quilts · surface design

Faces and skulls

I love making fanciful faces in quilts and also love making those sugar skulls. I don’t make faces often because I’ve never been able to sell one. That bit of discouragement is partly what turned me to the sugar skulls. People really love those!!! Here are the 3 faces that I have available, just for… Continue reading Faces and skulls

Fabric · Thinking About Quilting! · Use Up the Stash

Banishing squirrels…

You know…those squirrels of distraction that go running by, trying to draw you away from what you started out to do. I definitely had a few running around today, but I refused to follow them! I was sorting through some scraps to give away–yes, I did promise to do that. I ran across these leftover… Continue reading Banishing squirrels…