#APQResolution Project for February

I’m happy to say that this month’s UFO for the American Patchwork & Quilting UFO Challenge has only been a UFO for a year (or maybe two?) and even better yet, it’s something that I made for myself. It’s a travel sewing kit from the tutorial on the “lots of pink here” blog. Now that […]

Photo Friday: Shoes

I was really looking forward to this week’s lesson for the Jane LaFazio sketching class. This week: shoes!  I chose to sketch the Electric Purple Chucks that I bought myself as part of my 40th birthday presents. They’ve become my favorites. But, they are not as dirty as they look in the painting; I just […]

UFOs: Great Creativity Challenges

Many years ago, I was the charity quilt coordinator for my guild. In that role, I was the recipient of many, many donated UFOs.  What absolutely surprised me was how much I loved dealing with other people’s UFOs. I have rarely felt as creative as I did when staring at a stack of blocks and […]

Creative Play Date

Happy Valentine’s Day!  It’s also Creative Play Date Day. I’m not feeling very creative today because I am still getting over the plague that my daughter brought home from school so I decided I would just play today. For me that means working on personal quilts rather than professional ones, like this one: This is […]

Welcome Mat art quilt with Arabic words Ahlan wa Sahlan

Welcome Mat, 2017

The Muse seems to be stuck on political work lately. This new piece is no different. This piece is entitled “Welcome Mat” and it is roughly the size of one at 20″ x 30.” I used fusible, raw edge applique to add the Arabic letters, which say “Ahlan wa Sahlan,” meaning “Welcome.” I studied Arabic […]

Photo Friday – Leaves

Here’s my project from Week 2 of the sketching and watercolor class with Jane LaFazio.  Happily, they do actually look like leaves, but my watercolor painting still needs a little work.  Still, stretching myself a bit with a new medium is great fun even if these paintings will never see the light of day.

Groundhog Day Do Over

Do you remember the movie “Groundhog Day”?  Bill Murray had to keep doing his day over again and that inspired me to write this post today. If I had a quilting do over, what would I do?  It was easy to pick a quilt because I am currently doing it over. This is my wedding […]