Category Archive: Quilting

Panel Play Mats

Two weeks ago I hit 24 quilt shops in an hour and a half!  How did I manage that?  Because someone had the genius idea to have the small scattered quilt shops of… Continue reading

I Can’t Do This, Until I Do That!

As I go through my air-conditioned August, my goal is to finish up some of those odds and ends of projects in the effort to have a beautiful streamlined studio (like Melanie’s).  I… Continue reading

Trying Some FMQ Options

Thank you to everyone for input on ways to put the string quilt blocks together.  In the comments, Choice 3, a straight grid of sashing was the clear winner, but in the voting,… Continue reading

Setting Options – Opinions Requested

With this cold I’ve had for two weeks, I have felt too foggy to concentrate on anything even slightly complicated, but I have been wanting to sew.  So I have spent a little… Continue reading

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