Friday, April 20, 2018

Zion Narrows Landscape

Zion Narrows
 I wasn't planning on making another quilt so soon, in fact if you looked at my last blog I think I said I wouldn't be making another quilt so soon - I wanted to work in my yard and walk my dogs and enjoy spring. Well, winter came back and just dumped another 5 inches of snow so as I was stuck inside I figured I'd make a landscape.

I also wanted to do something completely different.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Spring Hardwoods

Spring Hardwoods
 Will wonders never cease - here I am updating my blog after only 1 week! Yay me! However, you might not hear from me again for quite a few months - I want to repaint my bathroom and spend more time outside for awhile. 

I just finished this wall hanging for a class sample so I thought I'd show you how I did it. 

Friday, March 23, 2018

This and That

First Light

 It's been a month or so since I've blogged so I thought it was time to show you what I've been up to. Since finishing the Sunset at Mohave Point landscape, I haven't wanted to do anything big so I've been finishing up small projects and making a couple more for class projects. 

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Sunset at Mohave Point - All Done

Sunset at Mohave Point  56 x 40 inches
 This is going to be a short blog - I'm just showing you the finished quilt. Yesterday I cleaned my sewing room and took some pictures for the show circuit. Today I'm off to visit family and then next week I hope to start on another landscape... just don't quite know what I want to do! 

Friday, February 2, 2018

Sunset at Mohave Point - The Quilting is Done!

Detail of Mohave Point at Sunset

 I finished the quilting yesterday and I'm still not sure I like it... People keep telling me that we are our own worst critic though so yeah, I guess I just need to accept that and move on. I wonder what my landscapes would look like of I just did straight lines across the strips and nothing else. Someday I'll try it, but that is neither here nor there.

Have you ever had an idea and jumped on it before you thought it through? I'm not sure I'd do this again and it surely caused a rush of adrenaline when I did it.

Here's the story - 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Grand Canyon Sunset - In Progress

Grand Canyon at sunset - this is basted and not yet quilted

 It's been a heck of a last 3 months but hubby is up and back at work half time now. Thank you for all the encouragement you've given me since the last blog and I'm happy to be back to work myself! 

I started this quilt last August before we left for Ukraine, I just never had time to show you what I was working on after I finished The Perfect Nanny (Mary Poppins). By the way, I sent it off to the National Quilt Museum where it will be part of their traveling exhibition for the next 2 years. Maybe you'll be able to go to an AQS show and see this added exhibit?  

On to my new quilt -

Monday, December 4, 2017

A Long Road Home - and Still Traveling

 Cathedral Basilica of St John the Apostle - Eger, Hungary
I've spent the morning trying to put the last few months of my life into perspective as I go through my photos from a trip we took in September to Ukraine. Hubby went there to teach about how the US Forest Service manages their watersheds and I went along to be part of a Carpathian/Appalachian Mountain Cultural Exchange - they wanted me to bring some of my quilts. (You might remember that my Carpathian Mountain Sunset was inspired by Ukrainian photographer Leonid Tit's photographs.)