|This photo shows only the top portion of the quilt. This is not the whole quilt top|
Monday, May 24, 2021
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Monday, April 5, 2021
I've been quilting for the past few days on a baby quilt for my guild. We need to "fill our merchandise" to sell at the next Art in the Redwoods, and then Winter Wonderland. These are the two main fundraisers for our guild (and for other organizations as well as the parent organization, Gualala Arts Center). I had some fabric in my stash that had multi-colored squares printed on it, and I bought it with the idea of making it into a baby quilt. So I pulled it out, got it sandwiched with a cute "kiddy print" on the back, and am now doing the quilting.
I don't pretend to be a very good free motion quilter, but I think that the more I practice, the better I should become, right?
This first design is simple leaves, all over and all different directions. It was fun!
Below you see a square with a very simple wavy line going across it. Also, you can see that these squares are about 5" square.
I still have several squares to quilt. I'm quilting every other square, leaving the alternating squares blank. I thought the quilt might get too stiff if it was quilted in every single square.
Sunday, March 21, 2021
Look at the cute button fabric below, and the really cute selvage!
For this retreat, since we couldn't all be together in one room, I counted on Zoom meetings to help us get a hint of togetherness. Thank you to dear Caroline, who engineered our morning coffee hour get-togethers, and our afternoon happy hour get-togethers. Even though we weren't there in person, it was still a lot of fun to see our friends' faces popping up on our screens. As usual at retreat, we have a few people who are coming from quite a ways away, and that's the only time we get to see these people, so that was fun. Here's a screenshot of one of our get-togethers.
Monday, January 11, 2021
One Sunday morning when MisterStitches and I had finished our waffles and eggs breakfast, I noticed this bowl of residue from the frozen blueberries. The berry juice was such a deep, rich color so I decided to play with it a bit. (I know--incorrigible!)
Monday, December 28, 2020
I have been wanting to make a certain embroided wall hanging for quite a while. So I finally got around to it this fall.
Here is a photo of my parents' house. I had a regular-size photo, which I xeroxed and enlarged. I outlined the important parts of the house.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
I made a new Christmas wreath last week. I got the idea from a wreath I saw at my local quilt store, The Loft, in Gualala. I saw it in the store a couple years ago, but one thing and another (including a broken arm!) got in the way of my finishing it. Here's how I made it: