The colors always pull me in first. I want them bold or soft, playful or daring. I want just the right shades to blend smoothly or I toss them together and jumble them up. I cut and pin and stitch. Then the quilting brings out the texture and the quilt comes alive under my hands. CGBP
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These are 4 inch square pockets that I will hang on the Christmas tree with gift cards inside. The pattern suggests using them as small wall hangings but I altered those directions. The pattern came with small metal decorations for the branches but I used tiny buttons. I also embroidered names on each pocket. I […]
These small purses are fun to sew! Fat quarters work for the main color and scraps can be used for the pockets. I changed the directions a bit, placing the pockets on a fold and cutting rather than making them in two pieces and sewing them together. I also changed the spot to leave […]
I used simple squares & rectangles to make this Christmas Lap Quilt. I used a variety of fabrics in red, green and gold. I used many of the same fabrics for our Christmas stockings. With both the stockings and this quilt in our living room, it ties things together.
We bought a new bed & I made this quilt for the bed. I had not sewn much with yellows before this. I liked the sunny yellows and the brown baskets.
The blocks in this quilt were hand appliqued. I took it on many trips & sewed as we traveled. Then they were put away for a long time. When I pulled them out again I had an idea on how to put them together. Recently I entered this quilt in the Empire Quilt Fest, NY […]
I recently entered this quilt in the Empire Quilt Fest 2014 in NY. The theme of the show was Things with Wings. I have lots of birds who visit my feeders each day, including Gold Finches. Their yellow feathers are like a bit of sunshine. The wall hanging is cotton but I wanted the birds […]
This little quilt sits in my dining room. Just outside the window hang my seed & suet feeders.
I hand appliqued these blocks years ago. They were easy to sew when I traveled. Then they got put away in the closet of my sewing room. One rainy day I pulled them out & decided it was time to put them in a quilt. I had a great floral fabric that coordinated with the […]
My mother in law is having a milestone birthday next month. Months ago I began a Signature Quilt for her. I selected a pattern for a lap size quilt with lots of color. I assembled the blocks and mailed them out to family members. I included special pens for writing a birthday message to Ann. […]
Christmas gifts don’t need to be intricate or time consuming to be cheerful & useful. These placemats were fun to make, used my existing stash of fabrics & were happily received.