Friday, December 14, 2007
This one is called "Reggae Rhythm" because it has African fabrics as well as wild contemporary fabrics (which are scraps from "burp cloths" which I sewed for the baby while at my daughter's, LOL!).
Meanwhile, Mr. Pear has hopes of his own, and has pulled all of our Christmas decorations out of the attic. He is on the right track, it is definitely time to get some of that up and celebrate the season. I can see it will be a busy, fun weekend!!!!
Thursday, December 13, 2007
My sewing machine is warming up so I can sew bindings and hanging sleeves on these quilts!
I'll post some photos early next week of the show after we have hung it!
Monday, October 01, 2007
Jonah (love the sun!)
I enjoy using the beautiful large prints designed by artist Kaffe Fassett.
The quilt with scrappy nine-patches is one I made and sold a few years ago.
The one on the right, I call "Summer Window" is going to hang in my art show this November.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
More of my past unearthed at my Mom's....this is an article from Quilt magazine in September 1981.
I was truly in love with quilt-making!
The title says, "An Innovative Quilter-" the large bed quilt features a center grouping of fan blocks and lots of room for pretty handquilting! It was purchased from me by a dear friend and fellow quilter who was so encouraging to me in those early years, Mary Jo Dalrymple.
The 3 wall-hangings were Castlewall (2 versions in larger photos) and Clamshell (small photo). They published directions for my "clamshell" quilt.....which you can hardly see here!
Friday, August 17, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
These blocks have now become a bed-size quilt! (see 2nd photo)
The blocks are scrappy and feature fabrics which remind me of summer in a mountain meadow....Andrew and Mary met in the Tetons two summers ago.
I got it back Sunday from my friend Darlene, who has "Sew Graceful Quilting", a long arm quilting service. She does beautiful work! I asked her to quilt it loosely and she did....fluidly and loosely, looping feathery shapes in a meandering pattern.
I still have to sew the bright blue binding on it and send it to the kids....their wedding is coming up! August 11th!
Bright blue for the binding, will pick up the center of each block which is a 4-patch of various blues and white.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
I am making a "brick" pattern wallhanging using my Kaffe Fassett fabrics, with others. This will be a hanging for the art show I am doing with my friend Tracie at St. Paul's Epsicopal church this coming November...I want lovely rich pieces to hang there!
Monday, May 07, 2007
lot of time to make things for and with
those I love!!!!!!!
Here, in May 2000, my daughter stops in
with my 10 month old granddaughter. My
mother has come up from Little Rock for
the Mother's Day weekend. Four genera-
tions in the shop that day!
The next photo shows my mother sitting by a window in a farmhouse in Wisconsin.
We went to visit my niece and her family that summer.
Mom worked on quilting a pink and brown basket quilt
which I had pieced. It is now owned by my daughter.
This last photo is also in Wisconsin...my great-nephew, Lane. He is reacting to a quilt which I made and brought up there for him.....He loved orange to I used lots of orange around fabrics featuring objects he would recognize....cows (they have a dairy farm), tractors, Big bird, Bob the Builder, etc.
The fall of 2000, a school near my quilt shop had a fence covered with beauty!
My friend Tracie , who was spending some time at my quilt shop/retreat center, offered to help me make the hand-appliqued blocks for the morning glory quilt. She even went by the school and took a photo of the flowers for us to enjoy!
Here are some of the blocks we made....the round close-up
of the morning glory alternates with the more geometrical
trellis block! The finished quilt was 3 times this size....
This quilt was sold to someone who fell in love with it....another to a good home!
A quilt photo found in a scrapbook from 2001.
This is a quilt top I made from a pattern in a Fons and Porter magazine.
I sold the top to Lonetta Blevins, who then had it hand quilted.
The baskets, in reds, blacks and golds, are machine pieced and the sunflower border is fused and blanket stitched on the machine.
A wonderful look for sunflower lovers!
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
I sent a indigo blue and muslin basket quilt, which I had made, to my sister-in-law for Christmas.
I know they have treasured it in the years since! It went to a good home!
(This quilt was machine pieced and hand quilted.)
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Sunday, April 01, 2007
Thursday, March 08, 2007
This quilt top is going to the machine quilter, Darlene, today.
It is for the coming wedding of Andrew and Mary in Flagstaff this August.
They met in the Tetons, in the summertime, so the theme for the wedding is mountain
I tried to make their quilt using a meadow border and the colors of wildfowers and summer skies in the west.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
This is in anticipation of February 1st which is St. Bridget's feast day.
I made this quilt using a block designed to look like St. Bridget's cross, for a young couple who were being married at the Vatican.
I used fabric on the back which looks like illuminated manuscripts...one legend of St. Bridget says she founded two monasteries where illumination of biblical texts was done.
This is a little different!
Doing a scrapbook in fabric. The first block in a millenium quilt made to remember the year 2000.
This one shows several commemorative fabrics and one representing the fireworks we saw in our town square (which is on a mountain top)...the clock for time passing...champagne and a full moon!