Saturday, August 30, 2014

In Living Color For Your Enjoyment


This is one of my original design quilts I never tire of seeing. I won 1st prize Professional in the Jinny Beyer Patchwork Palette competition with it several years ago.

When I saw her first palette of 100 fabrics I got so excited I had to start a quilt with them. I worked on it over a period of years and finished it when the contest was announced.

It is pieced and hand appliqued. It is one of the last quilts I hand quilted.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Getting It Ready To Quilt

imageThis is another quilt top I made many years ago. I am getting it ready to quilt.

The fabric I used for the 9 patches was one of my ugliest hand dyes ever.

Isn’t it amazing what happens when you cut up uglies and use them in small pieces?

The other fabrics are also hand dyed.

Note: It’s not really crooked…….it’s my photography!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Design Wall Experiments

Even though I am still committed to finishing quilts I am enjoying taking time to pin fabrics to the design wall to see how they play together.


These are some of the first fabrics I put up on the wall.


This is what I currently have on the design wall. I like all of these together but I certainly will have to work on the composition to make it work.

Of course I may not use all of them and may use others.

I want to make a decent size piece with these fabrics.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Still Another Pair Of Socks Finished


This is another pair of socks that just needed minor finishing. I knit several pair in lighter colors to wear when I am in Florida.

Of course the yarn is Sophie’s Toes from Emily Parson.

NO, I don’t work for her or receive a commission. I just love her yarn and the colorations. I probably have enough yarn for 20 more pair. I just couldn’t help myself. She also has the cleverest names for her colors.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Another Pair Of Socks Finished



I seem to be on a lime green journey recently.

As with all my socks they are Sophie’s Toes from Emily Parsons.

These were started months ago and finally finished.

I love wool socks all year around if and when I wear socks!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Still Working On My Design Wall With Shibori Fabrics

Since my priorities currently do NOT include creating new quilts, I can still experiment with arrangements on the design wall.

Possibly by the time I am free to create new work something will tell me it’s time to sew it together.


Here are some combinations and fabrics that are calling to me.


A possible group that might work together.

If you are a regular reader of my blog you may realize that these are just the beginning and the end results may or may not include one or more of these!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Circle Quilts Installation

I am sharing the installation photos of the final two quilts in the guest room


Secret Circles – How many circles and you find?


………And Then The Centers Fell Out

These have been hung on the opposite sides of the bed!