Saturday, December 31, 2016

Another Year, Another UFO

Have been in the quilt doldrums lately.  My beloved Jack's Chain is progressing ever so slowly.  Knee replacement surgery knocked me out for a long while. Now I really need to get moving on something easier.  I have been smitten with my friend Karen's quilt (above)...her version of a Kaffe Fassett design.  What the heck!  Will kick off the new year with something completely different.  The whole world is in a state of disequilibrium anyway! 

However, I will not abandon "Jack"

Friday, September 16, 2016

Jack's Chain

Have started another new quilt!  I know I already have too many works-in-progress, but I simply could not resist taking one last class at City Quilter before it closes.  "Jack's Chain" is an oldie but goodie.  Am piecing it all by hand and want to make it for my son and brand new daughter-in-law for Christmas.  Think I'll make it?

Monday, June 20, 2016

Big hearts for Orlando


My dear friends, Naomi and Geraldine came over to make big heart blocks today.  They will be made into quilts for the victims in Orlando.  It was a pleasant afternoon considering the ugly tragedy that took place last week.   Quilting in rainbow colors is very therapeutic!

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...