Category Archive: Quilting

Endeavourers’ Reveal Day Two: Change/Transformation

I am part of an online art quilt group called The Endeavourers that started up late last year.  Members suggest themes, one is picked at random, and then we have three months to… Continue reading

Must…View…Color…

Last summer we took charge of the family archives, about 12 big cartons full of loose papers and photos.  The last few days, I have been working steadily to digitize the family letters… Continue reading

Nature Quilt Finished!

I wonder how many of my posts follow this formula:  “Plan A + Materials B = Progress to Point C.  Suddenly, Difficulty D comes along and causes everything to go horribly awry, at… Continue reading

Custom-Designed Fabrics for a Nature Quilt

So my younger daughter is having a baby (YAY!) and she requested a quilt with a “Forest Friends” theme, something with cute owls and foxes and raccoons.  She sent me about eight pictures… Continue reading

Scrappy Baby Quilt Tops

Months ago, I saw this baby quilt on KatyQuilts, and I just loved it. I loved the inclusion of gray and black into a baby quilt, and the way the colors sometimes moved… Continue reading

A Tiny Touch of Nature — the Endeavourers’ Reveal Day

So, after all my deliberating about what aspect of nature to portray for the Endeavourers Nature theme, what did I choose? It even surprised me. I thought I might draw from an antique… Continue reading

Word of the Year for 2018

As I sat down to plan for this coming year, my Word of the Year popped into my head unbidden, and it was “Quality.” When it comes to quilts, I have always loved… Continue reading

Wrapping Up 2017

My word of the year for 2017 was Focus, and I even turned it into a little acronym to help me to remember what to focus on. Essentially I wanted to use up… Continue reading

Souvenirs from Washington

On our way to the Maryhill Museum of Art, we had time to meander and stop at little towns and scenic overlooks. In the historic district of Ellensburg, we had a delicious breakfast,… Continue reading

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