Friday, October 13, 2017

Mary's Amazing New Selvage Quilt

Mary just finished this mind-boggling selvage quilt! There are 256 blocks (16 x 16). I love the busy look of this quilt. Lots of white, but still some bits of color, I like the turquoise here and there.
Nice work, Mary!

I can't imagine what this little quilting kitty is thinking. 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Happy October!

This is Ann Shaw's "Black Oak" quilt. I love the colors. Even though I'm not crazy about orange, the pink/purple makes it work. Did you notice that the background is made from leafy batiks? Clever.
You can see Ann's pattern for "Black Oak" at Fiddlesticks Quilt Shop. Also visit Ann Shaw's site for more quilts, patterns and workshop info.
We're getting into serious quilting weather! I love autumn.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Lisa's New Stacks Quilt!

Take a look at this beautiful new Stacks quilt that Lisa made for her daughter, a book lover. See my pattern here: The Stacks Quilt Pattern. Lisa chose a gray background for a softer look, and she added an additional stack of books because her daughter is a big reader after all. Nice job, Lisa!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Flow Acrylic Paintings - Lots of Trial and Error

Interesting effects are created by pigment density disparities. Mix acrylic paints with water, pouring medium, and silicone oil. Some people mix silicone oil into only one color. Some use inks, heat, diluted dishwashing soap, or glue. So many factors at work, like Forrest Gump says, "you never know what you're going to get."

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Antique Thimble Necklace

This would also make a nice Christmas tree ornament with some colorful satin bows. 
Have a creative day!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

QUILTSHIP Giveaway Winners!

Visit: Quiltship, a community for quilters. It's a fun place to find inspiration, share your projects, buy and sell patterns, and make friends! 

The three WINNERS of the pincushion giveaway are:

1. Linda Swanekamp in Buffalo, NY
2. Dolores in Toronto
3. Sally in Seattle, WA


Sunday, June 25, 2017

Little Bird from St. Petersburg, Russia

This little bird is the creation of slava che, a native of St. Petersburg, Russia. He has loved glass since he was young. I bought this on his Etsy shop Russian Miniatures. I love the colors and how you can see right through it. It sparkles in the sun. Nice job, slava!