Monday, April 18, 2016

Hand Sewing with Agnes



Hand piecing trees is good on this beautiful spring day.  Allergies are keeping us indoors for now.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

"Hand Sewers Anonymous"




A small group meets at my place every other week to sit and hand-sew.  We like to share tips and challenge each other.  N... showed me her latest block design.  This  6" block will be fun to add to my ongoing Red & White Sampler that I started some years ago.   I need a support group!!




Friday, March 4, 2016

Diamonds Done!




Done at last!  Swapped the HST's last fall and now it's almost spring!  No excuses here,  as it was all machine made...even the binding was finished with my edge-stitching foot.  (The back fabric is heavy canvas and not easy for me to needle)  It cheers me up to see all these colors on yet another snowy day! 

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Color Therapy



Was in a mid-January funk so I decided to make a yellow quilt.  What goes with yellow?  Probably everything!  Having a great time using up assorted charm squares here.  The yellow fabric is from Victoria Findlay Wolfe's new collection Mostly Manor.  Feeling better already...

Saturday, January 2, 2016

New Vest for a New Year



I started the New Year by making a new vest.  Bought this African mud cloth a while ago, and I thought it would make a nice garment.  It was woven in Mali, a country in the news lately.  I am sorry for their troubles, but I am glad to have this wonderful fabric to wear.  If only their lives could be  as beautiful as their art...

Monday, December 14, 2015

Oh Christmas Tree...



Carole E's little Christmas Tree quilt has taken up space on my favorite recliner.  She picked some wonderful fabrics and they look right at home with all my greens.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Rockin' Star




Rockin' with my "Arkansas Star" little machine-paper-pieced quilt made by Kim Woods, my online Bee Pal from Missouri.