Some down time….

Some down time….

Posting is not my favorite thing to do, but some down time in LA lends itself to putting this stuff down for all eternity.  I’ve mostly been working on customer quilts, but this is one I made for myself recently.   And these are the customer quilts I’ve enjoyed stitching up. You can see that some of us recently had a class on Lone Stars!   This was a wedding gift for my niece and nephew-in-law~ (I think I remembered to put the binding on. Sure hope so.)     This was 16 blocks of embroidery. Very pretty quilt.     This gal created a self portrait in the middle. And it really does sort of look like her!   Squeezed in a couple Quilts of Valor…That date on the photo is wrong…I don’t want to take the time to learn how to fix it on my camera.   Sue’s Double Wedding Ring Table Runner with Day of the Dead – reeeaaalllyy cute.   An edge to edge~   A quilt from Texas – tried some new stuff with my new rulers from Linda Hrcka at Quilted Pineapple.   And most recently, Big Lights Big City – a pattern by Victoria Findlay Wolfe, made by my friend Joella.  Very scrappy and looks great!   Thanks for checking in!...
Meet Georgia…

Meet Georgia…

Hannah and I were at Quitcon in Pasadena in February.  There we saw this giraffe quilt hanging, majestically.  Hannah, being the director of a preschool, thought it would be a nice touch at the school, so I bought the Violet Craft pattern, all paper piece.  The pattern is one in her set of Jungle Abstractions. The pattern is ingenious, really.  I can’t imagine the type of brain that can concoct such a thing.  There are 100 paper pieces to the pattern, and each piece requires anywhere from 2 to 12 (maybe 14 – I can’t remember) pieces of fabric to be sewn to it.  It’s a monumental task, but so well designed.  If you just follow the pattern, you get a giraffe. This is the first section. The back of the first section! Headless Hello! All pieced and quilted.   And here she lives, at Chalk Preschool in Venice, CA.  She’s so popular!!...
Labor Day Project

Labor Day Project

This Labor Day Project was filled with labor, let me tell ya.  I purchased this Hoosier cabinet in TX and hauled up here to Taos, with the intent of painting it in a whimsical fashion.  It only took 6 months to put aside a chunk of time to get it done. Before:                                                  After:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ...