This is challenging, but I’m getting somewhere.
I’m getting going on the tee shirt quilt.
I’ve been challenged by a commission to do a t-shirt quilt. The shirts are from Irish dance competitions. I’m trying to branch out of a grid. I thought Celtic knots. I’m putting lots of sketching time into this. I thought I had it till I took a closer look at my husband’s bookmarker. Now, I’mContinue reading “Planning Period “
I almost cut up this quilt top, and started over. I wanted to add more color. I was only half way through, and wasn’t used to working without color. Because of the encouragement of a friend, I decided to keep going. I like it so much more now. There are touches of light colors, butContinue reading “White Wedding”
I started this quilt with the idea of large irregular rectangle shapes. That idea morphed into large red circles with a white background. That morphed into using what I had to make something between the two ideas. I can’t remember how I ended up with stripes, but I got into it. I’m not the quilterContinue reading “Finished”
I’ve started using Instagram. I’m following several quilters. Others seem to make so many things so quickly. I have three quilts in progress. All three will take me a good while to finish. I feel like my blog works best when I reach milestones. When I have long patches of time without reaching an interestingContinue reading “I’ve got a beginning, but no end.”
My husband and I were driving from Nashville to Chicago a couple of weeks ago. The colors of the open farmlands against the sky inspired me. I wished I could get closer to the whitewashed farmhouses. I took pictures from the car window knowing that somehow I would use the colors in a quilt. Today,Continue reading “White”
Feels like fall is officially here. Although the sun was out, it was a bit chilly. It was the perfect day to sew. I finished this quilt top. It’s made up of approximately 1” strips of my scrap quilting fabrics. It will fit over a queen size bed, but won’t hang over the sides veryContinue reading “Quilt Top”
I have one more of my mom’s paintings to hang. The metal cabinets are too heavy to hang on the wall. I need to find something else to put them on. That might take a few weekends of antique/thrift shopping to find the perfect thing. For now, a broken chair will work. I think it’sContinue reading “Pretty Much Done”