Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Overhanging Oak Branches - Finished!

Overhanging Oak Branches 2017

 Hi everyone! It's been a while since I blogged I know. I've been busy with regular life and one of the big changes is that I'm finally an empty nester.  I thought things were supposed to slow down for those of us in this stage of life... so far that hasn't happened.  Anyway, I'll be on the road teaching a lot this year so I'll blog when I can but it won't be a big year for blogs I'm afraid.  

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Mesa Verde and Creating Birch Tree Trunks

Mesa Verde
 I shared some of my vacation photos last blog and since they were so well received I thought I'd show you more. All these are from Mesa Verde National Park - it is an extraordinary place known for its well-preserved Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings.

I also thought I'd show you my work  creating some birch tree trunks out of 2 fabrics I have in stock.  I worked with both acrylic paints and markers on these fabrics to get ready for classes I'm teaching next year. We'll be having lots of fun and creating them is pretty easy - seriously!! 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

This, That and the Other Thing

Interwoven
 Hi all - I'm back from a very busy month of teaching and vacation and of course The Wedding. Guess what was waiting for me when I got home? My quilt Interwoven - it's back from the National Quilt Museum and I was so happy to see it again.  It's all about my being interwoven with my love for God, my love for the earth and my love of patchwork and color! I can't believe I spent a summer string piecing all those blocks... but, hmm, they look good! Maybe I should do that again!

Anyway, I thought I'd share some of my vacation pics, show you my sewing room and a bit of my latest project for RJR. My blog is called "quilty art" so not every little thing has to be about quilts, right? Photographs are art, yes? Not that I take the best shots, lol. 

Monday, October 3, 2016

The River Of Life - Done!

River of Life
 It has been a long long time since I blogged! Like a month? Two months!? Something like that. A lot has happened and I'm about to leave for 3 weeks to teach and vacation in the Southwest. I hardly know where to begin to tell you what's been going on in my life... 

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Free Motion Embroidery - Trees and Kodiak, Alaska

Living Water - Progress is being made though slowly!
As you can see, I've made the big trees. If I decide to add a border, this dusky blue will be it. (You can see all my in progress shots of this quilt by looking at my last couple of blogs.)

Hubby and I went to Kodiak, Alaska a couple of weeks ago. We used to live in Ketchikan, AK and made some very dear friends. We moved to the lower 48, and they moved north to Kodiak.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Living Water - The Work Continues



Living Water - so far

In my last blog I posted the beginning of my latest quilt -  tentatively titled Living Water.  This week I'll show you my progress - at this point all the strips are stitched down and I'm worrying about borders...

Friday, June 24, 2016

Something Old, Something New... Nothing Borrowed but Something Blue?

Last Light, Finished
 Something Old? That is me. The New is a new quilt I'm working on and it has something Blue in it. It occurred to me that I never showed you the finished quilt from the last time I blogged - well here it is. This is strip applique - it is NOT pieced. (Instant gratification for those of us who don't love the whole piecing part of quilt making!)

Incidentally, this is a project choice for one of my classes - it seems to be the hottest class right now probably because you can play with so much color and get a pretty complicated landscape done in a day. (This is an easier project...)