Sunday, October 30, 2011

Red & White Winners

Want to show some Red & White winners from the challenge at Empire Quilters Guild. I've been inspired to keep going with my R & W star......but it is taking f-o-r-e-v-e-r.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Priority Mail

Look what I found in my mailbox today. Mary Keasler made this very generous contribution to my Postage Stamp quilt, and I am having the best time looking through her great scraps.... like going through candy after Trick or Treating. Thanks a million, Mary.... you have made my day!!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

New Page

Have finished another page for my Postage Stamp album. This is so much fun to make, and I think it will be one of those "Forever" stamp projects. I am trying not to repeat any fabrics, but I already see some duplicates. Not a true charm quilt, but an itty bitty scrap quilt instead.

Saturday, October 15, 2011


Had a wonderful time with Victoria yesterday! After seeing some magnificent antique quilts at the Metropolitan Museum (more on that subject later), we popped over to Hubby's gallery to see some beautiful Braques. I see V studying this one and wonder if that checkered tablecloth will appear in one of her quilts......

This painting was most engaging. Up close, you can see lots of texture in those pale earth tones. He mixed sand into the paint to create this tactile surface. I so wanted to touch it, as I often feel the urge at quilt shows. You all know that feeling, right? Was making a mental note about color, tho. For my next guild challenge I have a packet of neutrals plus citron for a pop and it's right here in front of me. Don't think Braque would mind, as he surely influenced and was influenced by his fellow artists. So if you get a chance, make a visit to Acquavella and prepare to be inflluenced!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Stamp Collecting

New hobby? Not really. I have been collecting fabric since 1976 and have finally decided to catalog them all in one quilt. My Mod pals, Kim and Andrea, have inspired me to make this Postage Stamp quilt, and I am very excited to see it all come together. No size or pattern in'll just my lifetime, hopefully. Am machine piecing in 4-patch units, and pressing seams open, by the way. You all may recognize some of your fabrics, as I have been collecting scraps from friends for years!