Category Archive: Quilting

Multiple Technique Practice Piece

This may be the year I don’t get any projects done, just some studio organization and some practice.   I followed Melanie McNeil’s suggestion about inventorying books — between art and textile books, I… Continue reading

A Little Cleverness is a Dangerous Thing, Part Two

We have had 25 inches of rain here in the last two months.  Maybe my brain is mildewing, and that is why I have had so many issues with my recent craft projects.… Continue reading

Serendipity

When I go to antique shows, I am likely to go on the first day, browse a little bit, make my purchase, and leave within an hour or two.  I have never gone… Continue reading

Textile Treasures

A most generous reader, Ranger Elaine, has sent me some wonderful treasures from her collection. The star of the show is this tiny silk-covered accordion book with quilt scraps in it.  Elaine thinks… Continue reading

A Field Trip and a WIP

A few days ago a friend and I met at a wonderful shop called Mohair and More, in New Waverly, Texas.  The shop is just a few minutes from the freeway, but the… Continue reading

Old Sisters Together

Old Sisters Together Slipping sliding in their stacks to nestle folds and feathers Frail whispers float in sun-warmed air lacing memories together. “We’re glad you joined us, Ruby, dear.” (“Her stitches are gigantic!”)… Continue reading

Return to Routine

Our family celebrates the holidays in about the most laid-back, stress-free way possible, but still I am always glad to get back to ordinary life. All the posts I have read recently have… Continue reading

15 in ’15 End of the Year Check-in and a Find

I did not complete all the goals I set at beginning of the year.  But this has been my best year ever for actually working on goals throughout the year. √ 15 fused… Continue reading

The Perfect Recipient

My sister asked me to make a quilt out of her Texas Rangers T-shirts, for her grandson.  The only thing I knew about T-shirt quilts is that they are hard to make, since… Continue reading

Clear to Create? Or Create to Clear?

On those days that I don’t have a specific project in mind, I will head to my studio with every intention of clearing the decks.  I would love to be able to have… Continue reading