Wordless Wednesday

September 16th, 2015


Wordless Wednesday

September 9th, 2015


Summer in the City

September 8th, 2015


Here is a sketch that I made from this photo, taken when driving into Seattle.


In my master class we needed to do two sketches, one showing depth and one that was a flattened image. We could choose either one to make a quilt. I chose the flattened one.


I had some fat quarters of fabric designed my Jay McCarroll, the quilting Project Runway winner. My daughter Lisa gave them to me a while back. Here was my first mock up. I was not happy with that lower left corner so I switched up some fabrics.


Here is the final layout, on the sewing machine.


Another quilting image:



And here is the backside. Quite neat, if I do say so. That is a shadow from the sewing machine on the right.

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I had a busy and lovely week-end. Mr C and I celebrated our 51st wedding anniversary on Saturday. On Sunday, we had a family dinner at Lisa and Clay’s, our new meeting place. Yesterday, we checked out the annual Art in the Pearl.

Tomorrow, I have to get up early and pull myself together to pick up Elin Noble and drive her to the guild meeting. She is our guest speaker and workshop leader. She is doing an indigo dying workshop, which I passed on.


Wordless Wednesday

September 2nd, 2015


Printed Fabric Bee – August Edition

September 1st, 2015


I didn’t realize I had been away from blogging for so long! It was a busy end of August! Above is the print I did for Deborah Boschert who was the queen bee for August. She proposed an architectural theme in blues. I picked up some nice stencils at Quilt Knit Stitch and used this one that looked like bricks for a building. The base fabric was a light blue and I sponged on an indigo color.



Debra uses a simple house shape in her work. I made a freezer paper stencil of that shape in 3 different sizes and used a blue green paint to add the houses.


Here is the 6 inch piece for the giveaway.


And the mosaic of the prints done so far.


For a chance to win the collection ( I am sure more will be coming), leave a comment on the Printed Fabric Bee Blog.

I am still having severe pain in my right knee/leg. I am having an x-ray and seeing the ortho doc on Friday. Hope to get some answers and relief.

One thing I did last month was to finally finish the kid quilts made with my daughter’s line of fabrics. Here are the girls with the quilts after they arrived in upstate NY.


We also did a bit of a remodel in the bathroom where we wanted more storage. A huge mirror was removed and medicine cabinets installed. We painted the room a soft gray and put up wallpaper on the cabinet wall. The wallpaper is from a line of removable wallpaper designed by my daughter, Lisa. We love the whole thing.


While Lisa and Clay were out of town this past week, we got to have this cute little guy stay with us.


Right now, I am in the midst of finishing up the current homework for my online master class. Perhaps I will post about that tomorrow.