If you are a member, I hope you will go to the voting page to see all the wonderful animal quilts. If you aren't a member, now is a good time to become one, because only members can vote in this contest. And if you vote for "Grandpa T and his Salad," so much the better!
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015
Some of you know that I have designed several patterns for Jukebox. What you don't know is that now they are available digitally! Cool! Here is the link to Jukebox where you can see my patterns.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
I had a fun adventure with friends yesterday at Huntington Gardens. Here are three photos I took, plus one Terry took of me and Linda.
Sunday, May 3, 2015
We had a delicious lunch at the Lotus Cafe in Encinitas with our son Warren. Here he with Lily and Warren - glad Gingie behaved herself and didn't act grumpy around frisky Lily.
Monday, April 20, 2015
I was watching the latest Quilting Arts show over breakfast this morning. Jamie and Leslie were guests and were discussing how to enter shows, and there was a slide show of many of the quilts in the 2014 Reflections exhibit, curated by Dinner at Eight. So anyway, it was a thrill to see my "Saffron in the Park" on TV! Nice way to start the day.
I know, the colors look weird.
Thursday, April 9, 2015
I am so happy to be part of the Sizzix blog hop. It was really fun playing with the Sizzix flower dies.
These are all the flowers and leaves that I cut. It may not look like much, but it was! I cut mostly cottons, plus some corduroy, silks, linen, etc. So easy and fun! All fabrics had Misty Fuse on the back. The dies I used were Flower #6, Flowers Leaves & Stem #5, and Flower, but there are other similar dies available. Then I made a simple quilted background with my favorite gray fabrics.
Then I arranged the flowers the way I liked them. My granddaughter Samantha watched me do this, and I let her play with button embellishments, just for fun.
She had so much fun that I invited her to take some of my leftover flowers and arrange them on a smaller background, that I made just for her.
After she arranged her flowers, she picked out some buttons that I could add after I quilted the flowers. She had the best time!
Meanwhile, I fused down the flowers on my quilt.
I also quilted and embroidered the flowers and added buttons on Samantha's quilt. Here it is, all finished.
Here I'm auditioning buttons on my quilt.
And here is my final quilt! I really enjoyed making both these projects.