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.
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
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
The triangle quilt will be getting the wool backing with no batting. The wool is soft and cozy and no batting means the quilt will have quite a bit of body but still be light weight enough for summer. I don’t use white very often and it seems like when I do, I think of… Continue reading Starting out
I’ve heard this is a motto in every branch of the military, but it applies to a lot of things. For me, it’s usually waiting for paint to dry or walking away from glue fumes after spray basting. And yes, even if I wear a mask, those fumes linger in the area and it’s best… Continue reading Always–hurry up and wait!
Finishing a big project can leave an energy hole in the wall of creativity…..sometimes! I usually have several projects going at the same time so I seldom have ‘nothing’ waiting, but this is one of those times. And it’s not like an artist’s block because I have plenty of ideas. It’s more like a breathing… Continue reading And now we….
It’s been quite a journey on this one, for sure. The edge finish being red wasn’t really in question! It was only a matter of which technique. I’ve done raw edges with cording before and sometimes it takes more stitching than I want to do. And I don’t really like raw edge techniques without fancy… Continue reading Red Tree…done!
My lovely red tree might–just might–be done. Since I quilted it in bits and pieces, I had more time than usual to think about what I was doing. Usually it’s pedal to the metal and full speed ahead but this allowed me time to play with the threads a bit more. I tried to get… Continue reading Red Tree quilting time