Category Archive: Colorious

Top Five Joys of Quilting

Number 5:  The sound of a well-tuned sewing machine, stitching steadily as a train clacking over tracks. Number 4:  The scent of Magic Sizing steaming up from under a hot iron. Number 3: … Continue reading

Amazing Art in Arkansas

Tropical Storm Harvey is still kicking in my area of Southeast Texas.  We have had four days of steady rain, over 20 inches, where I live, but otherwise everything is fine here.  Once… Continue reading

Gigantic and/or Multi-colored Inspiration

Last week we got to visit Fort Smith and Bentonville, Arkansas.  The plan was to drive straight to Bentonville to meet a relics dealer and hand off a collection of my husband’s grandfather… Continue reading

A Top and Some Tablecloths

When my sister saw this one on the design wall, she said, “Whew, that’s bright!” Well, I live surrounded by a wall of green on all four sides of our property, and I… Continue reading

Pixilated Panels

The first time I heard the word pixilated was long before digital imaging.  In the early 1980s, we often spent weekends with some friends on an Arkansas farm.  A few times we played… Continue reading

Piecing Together Inspiration

It all started when I saw a post on 16-patch blocks. Sarah of Confessions of a Fabric Addict had a lovely, thorough tutorial on many ways to piece 16-patches, but the part that… Continue reading

Not Your Granny’s Sheep

The Austin Zoo is not your typical city zoo.  Its animals are mostly rescues and retirees — acquired from people who discovered that their exotic pets were too much to handle, from research… Continue reading

Values Clarification

The artistic kind, not the money or morals kind. 🙂 I was watching a Quilting Arts video from Season 2, and quilter Katie Pasquini Masopust was saying that she stores her fabrics by… Continue reading

Digital Collage with Fabric

For weeks I have been trying to figure out how to take my own fabric swatches and digitally blend them with specific shapes, to use in art quilts.  Even though I have a… Continue reading

Summer Dye Wrap-up

I had a lot of fun this summer finding out what colors I could get from plants here on the farm.   Most of them were bland tans, but a lot of them were… Continue reading