Saturday, June 10, 2017

A visit with Valentina

Photos of lovely little granddaughter Valentina with our son Warren, from a visit in May.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

hop, skip, jump blog hop

Hi there, I'm Cindy Cooksey, and welcome to my blog, on Day 2 of the hop skip jump blog hop.
I was invited to make a 18" quilt square to promote Jamie Fingal's new fabric line from RJR Fabrics, called hopscotch. These come from hand drawn designs from Jamie's notebooks.

This is the fabric I chose from her line. Isn't it yummy? With names like Loop de Loop - Grass, Deconstructed Dandelions - Chalkboard, and Intertwining Puddles - Tomato. Cross Hatch - Zebra. There are 83 different fabrics in the line, which made it hard to choose just ten. But I love the colorful ones I selected.

I had a design all worked out by the time I received the fabrics in the mail, and the quilt went together easily. I rearranged the flowers a little, to improve the balance of the design, and machine quilted it. 

I was thrilled by the intense colors!

A touch of hand embroidery here and there.

11 different designs, 83 different fabrics.
The line will debut at Spring Quilt Market in St. Louis in mid-May, and the fabric will ship to stores in 

Be sure to visit all the artists' blogs on the hop skip jump blog hop!

4-24 Jamie Fingal
4-25 Cindy Cooksey
4-26 Sue Bleiweiss
4-27 Lyric Kinard 
4-28 Susan Brubaker Knapp
5-1 Leslie Tucker Jenison
5-2 Deborah Boschert
5-3 Libby Williamson 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Just for the Halibut at Jewels of the Sea exhibit

I made this for the "Jewels of the Sea" Challenge by the San Francisco School of Needlework and Design, and it is there on display until March 4. The address is 360 Post Street, Suite 604. I am told it is across from Union Square. There's a reception/party next Saturday from 11-4, and I will be there, come hell or high water! Which may be the case, because there is a lot of rain going on up there and flooding in some places.

I updated this post since I first wrote it, because the photos needed to be tweaked. Here I am with Miss Halibut at the exhibit!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Prayer flags

I made some prayer flags recently. They are part of an exchange with my First Friday Fiber Artists group. 

I didn't have much time to work on them - lots going on! Quick and dirty. But I am happy with the results.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Jewels of the Sea Challenge

Sorry, it's been a while since I posted last. One problem is that Blogger hasn't updated its app on my phone. It seems to work okay on my laptop, though. Fingers crossed.

I made a stuffed fish, "Just for the Halibut," for the Jewel of the Sea Challenge by the newly formed San Francisco School of Needlework and Design. It is on display now, together with over 70 other entries from more than 10 countries. It will be there until March 4. And there will be a party reception next Saturday, February 11, from 11 to 4. I will be there, some hell or high water! And there may be high water, because of all the rain and flooding up there.

The address is 360 Post Street, Suite 604, and i am told it is across from Union Square.

Monday, November 7, 2016


I've been trying to post these fun photos of my mom and granddaughter but the phone has been temperamental. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Patterns exhibit at Houston Quilt Festival

"The Innkeeper Wore Black" is at the International Quilt Festival in Houston now, in the Dinner at Eight special exhibit called Patterns.