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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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.
These cute little tree ornaments were fun to sew. The pattern had many options: tree, skate, snowman, Santa, etc. I added some touches of my own like beads on the trees, snowflake buttons and names. They are the right size for gift cards or cash.
It is never to early to begin making something for Christmas. This book has a design called Pinwheels that I thought would look great in Christmas colors. I decided to use gold and cream colors for the background and greens, a touch of red and blacks for the pinwheels.
The colors of autumn are inspiration for many projects.
Last year I took a wonderful trip out West with college friends. We went to Mount Rushmore, the Tetons, Yellowstone, Devil’s Tower, Crazy Horse & more. We visited gift shops at these places & I found small printed panels. There were photos of the National Parks on fabric. I had never seen those before. I […]