Art Quilts · Color · Life · Use Up the Stash

Slowly working

The weather has been delightful lately and I’m getting interested in my neglected flower beds again. When that happens, the sewing slows down a lot! I wanted to get a project started with my orange fabrics, but when I got them off the shelf, I found that I didn’t have much variety of color value.… Continue reading Slowly working

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…

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…

Fabric · Non-traditional Quilts · Quilt Design · Quilting · Use Up the Stash

Another scrappy adventure

If you are friends with me on Instagram and Facebook, then you already know this story, but here’s the whole tale in one post! This pile of scraps needed to become a quilt. As I normally do, I started with smaller pieces and put them together until I got some decent sized blocks. I even… Continue reading Another scrappy adventure

Life · Thinking About Quilting! · Use Up the Stash

Rest for the brain

There are several types of mindless sewing that I enjoy doing. The first is to grab small pieces of fabric from the scrap baskets and start sewing them together to make bigger pieces of fabric. No designing–no planning–no fussing! Simple sewing, putting pieces together, smaller to larger. Totally peaceful and relaxing. My other favorite thing… Continue reading Rest for the brain

Color · Contemporary · Designing Quilts · Quilting · Use Up the Stash

And it’s now black and white!

Lucky for me that black and white pretty much go with any color choices. Since I can’t get the white fabric that I had planned on using, black is the obvious choice for substitution—so that’s exactly what I did. I also realized that I still had all my compnent blocks crowded together. I spread them… Continue reading And it’s now black and white!

Color · Designing Quilts · Non-traditional Quilts · Quilting · Use Up the Stash

SCREEEEECH! Halt. Sharp Turn!

The design of the Carpenter’s Angles quilt was finally cranking along, coming together really well. This morning I decided that I wanted to feature that large star and actually make a second one. That will be the focal point of the design. I need to decide if I want identical stars or stars with opposite… Continue reading SCREEEEECH! Halt. Sharp Turn!