MATTAPOISETT

MATTAPOISETT

While in Paducah last spring, a bought a looooottttt of fabric that I didn’t need, but couldn’t go home without.  I loved this Moda Homespun fabric, also called Boro Wovens.  I came home with 2 layer cakes of it (10″ squares).  I was so inspired by the overwhelming fabric choices, and now I’m trying to complete the many quilts that were exploding in my head as I was tossing all this fabric into my basket. So this is ‘Mattapoisett’ (a favorite place to visit with my homies from the great and distant past). The fabric has such pretty indigo and tan and neutral colors. This stuff shreds if you looks at it. So I chose to just sew them together without any cutting or piecing. Very simple quilting to keep it soft and subtle. Despite meticulous planning before I sewed anything, I managed to sew one row the wrong direction and ended up with two identical blocks next to each other. Of course.  So I added some hand stitching to minimize the error. It helps… The back consists of many different fabrics, similar colors.  My attempt at ‘destashing’.  These type of backings always turn out to be the most lovely, in my opinion! It measures 96″ x 96″, good for a queen or a king bed.  This is available in my Etsy shop.  Too pretty to store away… Twenty more days, Ruby Lou!! Thanks for looking!...
MORA

MORA

Mora is the only quilt I have hand pieced.  I started her in June, 2018.  She is 88″ wide x 92″ long, and has about 3000 diamonds pieces. There are 39 stars, each has 60 diamonds. Although the black & white fabric is busy, I love that fabric (Terrie Mangat design) and could not  resist using it to connect the stars. I tempered it a bit with solid black diamonds.  It was a long process, but not at all painful. It was nice to always have a small, lap-size project whenever I was sitting still, which I don’t do well. I started it prior to our 2 week Alaskan cruise because I thought I would be bored. I was NOT bored, but still glad to have a project.    I used a design board w/ stylus for the quilt design.  It’s very dense, and therefore holds the handpiecing together nicely.   It’s hard to get a nice photo of this.  But this is good enough! I’ll be starting another hand pieced project before too long.  It’s just nice to have one around.      Look out, Sports Illustrated! Thanks for checking in,...
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:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ...