Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sea Glass Quilt is Finished!

And it's on the way to a quilt collector in San Francisco. This peaceful quilt in beautiful soothing colors is good for daydreaming. It makes me want to go to the Caribbean. If this quilt was for me, I would have included some prints, maybe batiks. Interesting surprises to find on the beach. But I like this "clean" version too.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

It's My Birthday! Have a Cupcake!

The good thing about eating a "virtual" cupcake is that there are no calories. 
So let's have two!

Also, let's have a little quilt show. These are some images I found on the Internet.
The first one is by Brigitte Giblen Quilts. 

Below: "Colorful Crooked Path" by NonnaZac on Etsy.

Below: "Rooster on White Quilt Top" offered by Minnie and Garland Adkins on LiveAuctioneers. Made in 1991.

Below: "Ignored Quilt" from the Delightfully Tacky site. I came up with that name because the blog author wrote extensively about how she decorated this room and never once mentioned the quilt! I think it's the centerpiece of the whole room.

Below: "A Symbol Recomposed" by Lorena and three of her friends in Sydney, Australia. Wow!

I hope you enjoyed my little virtual birthday party! :)

Monday, April 28, 2014

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sea Glass Quilt Top is Finished


This is a close-up shot of part of the Sea Glass quilt. I'll show you the finished quilt soon.
There are about 9 different solid color fabrics in this quilt. All the shapes and the arrangements are improvisational, so this is a very carefree project. 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Orange as a Carrot?

Today I saw multi-colored carrots for the first time! Nice color combination too. 
We quilters will be playing with our food, no doubt.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

How do you feel about orange?

Is it the new pink? Are you embracing the resurgence of orange, or are you not going there?
When I was in 8th grade I painted my room orange. I'm not back to that point, but I like orange.
How about you?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Solar Quilt is Finished!

The Solar Quilt is finished and has been shipped to a collector in San Francisco. These photos were taken just before the top was quilted. The fabrics include solids, hand-dyes, batiks and abstract prints. The quilt measures 65" square. It will be hung on a wall. Now my dh wants one just like it. Haha.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Interesting Selvage Block

This selvage block was made by Amy Friend of During Quiet Time. It looks like 16 small blocks put together with additional long selvages. Nice job, Amy!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014


Never experienced them both, even once! 
Found on Pinterest, originally from 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Jenny's Selvages

Jenny of the Romany Quilting blog has been creating with her selvages. She knitted a selvage rug, and quilted some place-mats. She and her husband like to travel in a RV. Nice work Jenny!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Car Quilt

This little model is keeping one eye on the photographer. Haha. This quilt caught my eye on Pinterest. You can see this and more great quilt photos on Edyta's blog Laundry Basket Quilts.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

Valerie Goodwin's Architectural Quilt

The maker of this quilt Valerie Goodwin is a professor of Architecture at Florida A&M University. She makes quilts inspired by maps and aerial views. She offers quilting workshops. Read more about Valerie here. Nice work, Valerie!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Umbrella Quilt

Queenie's Needlework: 13th Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival 2014
I found this charming quilt photo on Pinterest (pinned by Pat Sloan).
I like everything about this quilt; the fern applique sashing is a very nice touch.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

My Computer Had a Virus

Have you wondered where I've been? My computer has had a virus. I remember saying "Why would anyone need a personal computer?" Now I'm lost without it. I'm not fully back in business, but I'm getting there. If you've emailed me, please be patient.
Tomorrow I'll show you a quilt I've been working on. Something different.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Quilts at the Mingei International Museum

This stunning string quilt "Diamond Fan" is part of the collection of the Mingei International Museum in San Diego, CA. See more of their quilt collection here

I think it would be fun to make a quilt like this!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Crazy Quilt Close Up

Vintage Crazy Quilt, detail, photo by Allie Aller. This quilt is from the collection of Kaffe Fassett.
I like that border. Imagine how this quilt would look loaded with embellishments! How about some tiny black seed beads and silk ribbon embroidery? 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Scrabble Quilt

This custom rag quilt was made by OSewManyRags for a wedding gift. All the words were chosen for the happy couple. The letters are hand painted. The back of the quilt is maroon, just like the game board.
She sells these custom quilts on Etsy.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Scribble Doodle Embroidered Quilt!

I'm not fooling you (on April Fool's Day), this is an embroidered quilt
Quilt by Anna Torma. Found on flickr and Pinterest.
It's called "Just My Imagination."
I want to make something like this!


The winner of the gray wool pincushion is Regan from Maine! Yayy!