Sunday, June 10, 2018

New Design Wall

My son-in-law built me a new design wall. Isn't it great? Kaffe Fassett flannel, insulation, and trim. I am a very happy quilter.

Family Visit. Brandon is Graduating!

Such fun times. I am so proud of Brandon and loving my family.




Wednesday, May 16, 2018

finishes and new starts

I have finished the giraffes:
The On Ringo Lake is on the frame and 1/2 done

I have been making split 9 patch blocks and I am thinking of putting an applique in the center.  It is still evolving.


Saturday, April 21, 2018

Workshop With Shannon Brinkley

I visited Bear Creek  Guild last Tuesday and it was wonderful to see old friends.  The speaker was https://shannon-brinkley.com/    I enjoyed her trunk show and lecture. 

I was able to take a workshop with the group the following day.  This is the project I started.  I had to leave early but it won't take me long to finish.  I bought a couple of Shannon's patterns.  I think they will be especially fun with grandies visiting this summer























Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Mini Mosaic quilts

well, it's been awhile since I've posted.  I had a great visit with family in Feb. Also, my main sewing machine went to the shop in  Feb.  It was gone for 3 weeks.

What I have been doing:

On Ringo Lake top done - next up to go on the frame
Poppy quilt on the frame
Pineapple blossom blocks completed - need to finish top

What has distracted me:

Mini Mosaics patterns by Cheryl Lynch.  Here is a link to video and information about ordering - mini mosaics

I have been having so much fun with these. 



Sunday, February 18, 2018

Pineapple Blossom Quilt

 Well it's been a month since I posted.  I haven't finished anything lately.  I had a cold, and then when I was sewing the last seam on my On Ringo Lake quilt my machine broke.  So the machine is in the shop. I went into the closet and pulled  out a back up machine.

I had a day retreat with friends last week so I took my 2 inch scraps and some white on white fabric I'd like to use up and started a Bonnie Hunter Pineapple Blossom quilt.  I have added some sashing and I like that.  If I want to be consistent with the sashing and I particularly like the green I will need to buy more of it.  Just relaxed sewing.


Saturday, January 13, 2018

Abstract Play

I made this little abstract piece playing with fabrics I had left over from the Design and Composition workshop I took with Deborah Boschert in October 2017.  I did most of the work before the Bonnie Hunter mystery started.  Today, I added a little more quilting and binding.  It is pushed pinned to my bedroom wall as the downstairs walls are all a  gray green that doesn't work well with the green in this piece.

I like it, but it needs editing - not that I am going to change it.  It is more a practice/play piece.  I am going to buy more clear push pins and use the wall in my room to hang little things like this for inspiration, ideas etc.  Note - it was cut straight so it may be I just need a pin in the lower right corner to get it looking straight.