Wednesday, May 27, 2020

A Day at the Beach

 My son Andy and my daughter in law Melissa loved Jones Beach.  I transferred this photo to fabric and added the jingle shells to this little quilt.  Remembering sunnier days.... 

Monday, February 10, 2020

Grief Work

Beach memory

I’m in a group of parents who have lost children.  We  are making memory quilts  as therapy.  I hope to attach this  photo of Andy and Melissa.  It’s been a difficult year, but quilting keeps me going on.  

Friday, March 15, 2019

Mourning Quilt

 My Amish double nine-patch was hand pieced and quilted during my son's illness.  He left me with many good memories and much sadness.  But sewing is how I get through the days now.


b. 1966   d.2019

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Unconventional and Unexpected QAL

When I saw this quilt in Roderick Kiracofe's book, it made me think of my stacks of solids that have been piling up for years.  Why not use them all in one quilt?  It probably won't make a dent, but it should be fun to see them all together on the wall.  


This palette will be quite a departure from my usual subdued color combinations. 

Wish me luck!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Happy Ending

The bow ties from Barb Vedder’s swap have finally turned into my favorite nap quilt.  It took some time to add those uneven 9-patches to stretch it out, but it was worth doing.  I have made countless nap quilts in the past, but this one suits me best.  It covers my feet (I am 5’9” and wear size 11s)

Friday, January 5, 2018

First Finish!


"Crossroads & Crop Circles" is my first finish of the year!  Forty years' worth of scraps went into this quilt.  It's like a diary of my quilting years.  I saw this design in Roderick Kiricofe's latest book, Unconventional & Unexpected.   

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Taking the UFO pledge

"I solemnly pledge to finish this bow tie quilt."  My guild is suggesting we commit to finishing our UFOs by putting our declaration on record.  I have 85 bow tie blocks from an online swap and am making 9-patches to alternate.  Only 16 more to make...