Tag Archive: quilts

First Finish for 2014

There is just nothing better than the feeling of finishing a big project. This quilt started out to be given to a county home for teen-age boy runaways.  I wanted it to be… Continue reading

Lessons from a Greek Vase

Last night, after a day of spring cleaning, I sat down with some hand quilting in front of the TV, and chose the PBS series Empires, the episode on the Greeks. Now, I… Continue reading

Quilt Festival Treasures

Here are some of the quilt pictures I took at the 2013 International Quilt Festival, and what caught my attention about these particular quilts.  (The pictures are huge, but when I try to… Continue reading

March Materials Madness

It all started with the book, The Uncommon Quilter: Small Art Quilts Created with Paper, Plastic, Fiber, and Surface Design by Jeanne Williamson.   It’s a big title, but the quilts in the book… Continue reading

Sunflower Quilt

The fabric in the center is one of my favorites – it’s just so happy!

Pollinator Quilt

The state forest where I volunteer asked me to speak about their pollinator garden at a teacher workshop there. Most of the pollinators are very fast-moving, and so small – even if the… Continue reading

Butterfly Quilt

Between a big mustang grape harvest, a goat with a hernia, and a brief power outage, I haven’t been getting as much quilting done as I would like.  But one of the groups… Continue reading

Color Switch

I make mostly crib-size quilts.  It’s too hard to manipulate big hunks of material through my regular-size machine.  I have enough trouble keeping pieces lined up – when I factor in batting and… Continue reading

Airing of the Quilts 3

I would guess that the orangy-tan stars were originally bright red, too.  I think they have faded with time.  I do not know the name of the block pattern. I think this is… Continue reading

Airing of the Quilts 1

Here on the Gulf Coast we usually go from a short cold damp winter straight to a very long hot humid summer.  This year we didn’t have any winter to speak of, but… Continue reading