There are two kinds of tears that I cry. Crying can be sad, but better are the tears of joy. I made “Cry,Cry,Cry” for the needs of both. No matter what is happening in our country, there is no denying the beauty of our landscape. Nature is very important to me. This quilt sees, smells,Continue reading “Cry, Cry, Cry”
My favorite! Half way through I thought that maybe I should have bought black and white striped fabric, but As I start to play with varying the stripe size, I like the irregular lines.
The Circus Trip is technically a collaboration between my husband and I, but I have a hard time think about it like that. So much of myself goes into making a quilt. He had a sketch that I worked from. I altered it, and the amount of work it takes to sew a quilt top,Continue reading “The Circus Trip”
I learn from every quilt I make. I think of this quilt as my breakthrough quilt. This started out as a star of Bethlehem quilt. It looked boring. I wasn’t happy with how it was going. I cut up the parts I had finished, sewed on new portions, and scraps. Diamonds came alive. I feelContinue reading “Rex Burned His Fancy Pants”
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 sewing corner is feeling more like a special place. I had a quilt top that belonged to my husband’s granny on the wall. It was covering up a wall that needed to be painted. It never really looked that great. As time passed it started to look worse than the wall. I painted theContinue reading “Sew Corner”
When I first decided that I would try to sell Jolene, I thought maybe $500.00. As I continued to hand appliquéd the price went up. I feel $700.00 is a good price for this lovely lady. She is a real heirloom. Jolene has lots of love sewn into her many colors. She fits over theContinue reading “I finished Jolene, and she is for sale.”
Normally I find hand appliqué to be easy. This time I had a bit of a struggle with my first attempt at the leaves. I’m happier with the second time around. It may need one more leaf. I’ll wait till I finish the second flower.