Design Wall Monday – Waves

I’ve been struggling with the design for Arabesque #3.  I just had to be inspired by some tile work that’s a 12 pointed star inside a hexagon! Getting it drawn is proving to be quite a challenge.  So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I was inspired to work on something new on Friday. […]

Tentmakers of Cairo

A few years ago, AQS had an exhibit of the work of tentmakers in Cairo and they offered some of the work for sale.  I treated myself to one and have had it in my closet for years waiting for me to get my act together and hang it. Well, I finally hung it in […]

#TBT – Journal Quilt Week 23

Happy Halloween!  Week 23 of my journal quilting project in 2011, fell over Halloween and a memorable one at that since it snowed over a foot. I did reverse applique for the jack o’lanterns face, which allowed me to create the glow behind it with some Shiva paint sticks.

Trick or Treat!

There’s some amazing stuff in  my stash – like Halloween fabric.  I can’t explain why I have Halloween fabric in my stash, but this weekend it came in handy.  I made a Trick or Treat bag for my daughter, completely from stash supplies.  She picked the fabrics and I chose the quilting design using Superior […]

#TBT – Journal Quilt Week 22

Week 22 of my journal quilting project in 2011 was a fun one for me. I’d long had on my list to attend a Quilt Restoration Workshop with Nancy Kirk and I was finally on my way there.  I flew to Omaha, Nebraska where the workshop was held and when I went to pick up […]

#TBT – Journal Quilt Week 21

You will have noticed that I skipped Throwback Thursday last week. I wanted to talk about the quilts that I had finished for the Rising Star Quilters Quilt Show instead.  Of course, that makes this week’s throwback journal quilt even more timely. This week in 2011, as  Asst. Treasurer for Rising Star, I helped with […]

Quilt Show

Quilters are such nice people.  I can’t even tell you how many people stopped me at the show over the weekend and told me how much they liked my “Authentic Self” quilt.  It was a quilt that I made just for myself with no thoughts about winning any ribbons and having people go out of […]

My Authentic Self is Complete

Well, the quilt anyway.  I expect that my authentic self is going to be a WIP for quite a long time.  For the quilting on this quilt, I let each different fabric “speak” to me and chose a quilting design that reflected the fabric itself.  Each quilting design is different, but I was surprised by […]