Category Archive: Craft Projects

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

Twenty-five Days Behind Everyone Else

In 2013, I finished 22 small quilts and weaving projects, but in 2014, I only finished 17, and 3 of those were just tiny practice pieces.  In a way that was okay, because… Continue reading

First Finish for ’15!

My daughter That Clever Chick needed a baby boy quilt for one of her friends, who is on bed rest for seven weeks.  I always wish I could consult with the recipient and… 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

Drawing the Threads Together

I have been wanting to do a series of still lifes based on favorite vintage items, from the kitchens of my grandmother, mom, and mother-in-law — things like teapots, recipe boxes, and figurines. … Continue reading

Art Quilt Technique Practice

I am an excellent Idea Finder/Keeper/Organizer, but not such a great Idea Executor.  I have dozens of notebooks of saved articles, and I have to take some action! This week I had a… Continue reading

Blog Hop Around the World

A few weeks ago, I was invited to participate in the Blog Hop Around the World.  I said yes, but at the time I was deep into research on Bronze Age textiles, and… Continue reading

One Banner, Five Techniques, a Few Problems

Our neighbors have created their own holiday – Corn Day, a celebration of all things corn and corny.  The prize for the corniest joke is a large ugly ceramic tureen that looks like… Continue reading

Finally! A Little Quilting

We are still working on our living area renovation, and it is coming along pretty well, but I think I’ll make you wait until we are completely done for the big reveal. In… Continue reading

Working on a Reader’s Challenge

I have always wanted to enter a reader’s challenge and this week I finally did.  Quilting Arts magazine had a challenge to create a mini-quilt with the theme of “Art in the Park,”… Continue reading