Tag Archive: quilting

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

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

A Practice Piece for My Practice Piece

This week I had some time to set aside to just practicing free motion quilting, and I decided to work through the book Quilting Wide Open Spaces by Judi Madsen.  (When I bought… 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

1 Fabric, 2 Settings

These are some lap quilts for patients at the Veterans’ Administration hospital. They incorporate two of the fabrics I wanted to use up this year, the pale green with the arc design and… 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

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

The Best Quilt….

…is one you’ve forgotten you have! I bought this king-size quilt out in Big Bend in 2008.  I had never bought a current quilt before, only vintage ones, but I loved the mix… Continue reading