About me

I have been making fabric crafts since the 70s, started hand piecing and quilting in the 80s, and have been machine piecing for the last seven years. My pile of UFO tops are slowly diminishing with the help of my longarm quilting machine, an Ansley 26.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Designing quilt for Wash Tub panel

I mentioned before that I have some friends that I quilt with once a week. We are currently working on a panel that I purchased several years ago (yes, I purchased several). There are two color ways in the panel, the blue and red which I am using and a purple and yellow which all the ladies wanted (but only two were given). The top is consisting of two blocks with the printed motif in the center. The first block is a pineapple block made with squares of fabric (very fun and easy) finishing 11" and the second block, Morning Star 2, finishing 12", I took from http://www.quilterscache.com/ I am using 4 kona solids: a yellow, dark blue, light blue, and a red and 8 - 30's prints. All of our blocks are to be finished by Friday the 18th when we will put the top together. I hope to share pictures of the top before the end of the month.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Charm Pack Tote

Wow, my days are flying by and I have not been posting my work. I finished a tote I started for my "artsy" sister and want to share the link. This is nice and large and will be perfect for her to carry her student's art homework back and forth to class. My sister is an instructor at FIDM. I made the bag with brights and geometrics to add color to her day. Hope she likes it!

Below is the link. The pattern is very well written.