When I make a quilt top that I really like, I am much more likely to go ahead and get it quilted now. I have waaaay too many unfinished tops sitting on the shelves! Obviously, I love the thrill of designing and creating the tops more than I love the quilting part of it–at least… Continue reading Stars update
Pictures don’t lie. My last post showed you the basic quilt design for my Stars At Night quilt. As I started to build, things went quite quickly, until I got to this center part. That was all fiddly and fussy and took a while. I ended up needing to make one more ‘house’ and then… Continue reading Hmmm…maybe I need to measure.
Working with improv has both plus and minus considerations. Plus–no patterns, free form cutting and piecing, no seams to match or pieces to fit until final assembly. Minus–fitting weird shapes and unique sizing together in final assembly. This is pretty much the final design of the improv scrap Stars At Night quilt. See all those… Continue reading Fiddly fixing
Sewing, sewing, sewing strips together, without a plan is kinda boring. But it makes it easier when you do start to get a plan to have sewn sections from which to pick. I made a couple of those wonky stars to join those that fell off that shelf and now I know why I won’t… Continue reading And back to the strips…
Quite a while ago I made a commission quilt for my niece. As with most of my improv work, I had leftover fabric at the end that went into my stash. But I kept this fabric separate, as I sometimes do, because it all went together so well. During one of my use-up-the-stash surges, I… Continue reading Surprise quilt
Honestly! These blocks fell off my shelf today when I was moving stuff around. I truly do not know where they came from. I know that I didn’t make them because they contain fabric that I never owned, but I am often given fiber related things. In any case, I love them and they are… Continue reading It fell off the shelf…
I have wanted to work with paper and fiber together for quite a while and keep trying different techniques. This last week I have been pushing to finish a quilt but I found a few moments to try a little thread sketching. I’ve already shown you my first attempts at making greeting cards, but here… Continue reading Thread sketching
I have been wanting to make some greeting cards with fabric and scribble stitching for quite some time. I’ve also procrastinated because I’m pretty sure I’ll mess it up! Today I got up my nerve and tried it. I like them! I didn’t want to stop…and I certainly am not gonna run out of fabric…but… Continue reading Scribble fun
And it’s all because I was determined to get the triangle quilt finished. I’m old now and can’t sit at the machine hour after hour like I used to! Even though I have a good chair, watch my posture and take breaks, multi-hour quilting is just not a good thing anymore. BUT that quilt is… Continue reading My back hurts!
The thought of time for quilting at Easter would have been unthinkable just a short while ago. Now with small gatherings and the small family, Easter prep is a snap. Figure out a meal–ham couldn’t be any easier–no hiding or dyeing eggs for little children, not even a big deal with Easter baskets. Chocolate bunnies… Continue reading Easter quilting time