Halloweenies Quilt

Last week, I shared the other quilts I have made recently from patterns by McKenna Ryan. Here’s the last one I finished, called “Halloweenies.” I finished it just in time too, at about 11 AM on October 31st. With this one completed, I have a quilt for every season to hang in my stair hall. […]

Creative Play Newsletter – Fear of the Blank Page

In an episode of the Creativity Habit podcast that I was listening to recently, the host Daphne Cohn asked artist and author of The Creative Sandbox Way Melissa Dinwiddie about facing the fear of the blank page. Melissa answered that the best thing is to just make a mark, any mark. That’s good advice, but […]

In Full Bloom Quilt

I now have a full collection of scenic McKenna Ryan quilts to hang in my stair hall and change with the seasons. In 2016, I finished “Storybook Farm”, which I had been working on since, um, 2007? Then, I finished “When Friends Gather” in 2017.  (The deer block in the lower left corner is from […]

Kima’s Chicks 2018

Well over a decade ago, I bought the rest of a bolt of fabric that I thought only I would love. It had a bright yellow background and was covered with drawings of chickens in kerchiefs and aprons with flowers and  phrases like “Farm Chicks are Cool!” and “Party on, Girls!” As a farm chick […]

Shoes and Bags

The inspiration for this quilt was a good friend who is far more feminine than I am. She is always beautifully attired in shades of pink and teal and always with a bag to match so when I decided to quickly make her a quilt, the design was pretty obvious. I started with the Dear […]