For the last few years quilts in shows have become more and more heavily quilted. This seems to impress judges. With this quilt I want to do less quilting. (I still want to impress the judges, but this time with painting. I know that may require a small miracle, quilt judges are often not impressed […]
This is going to be my next quilt “Arbol de Vida”, (tree of life in spanish). I was inspired by those beautiful wood carved painted animals that come from Oaxaca Mexico. This quilt will be aproximately five feet square. it is whole cloth painted (white) cotton.
When I lived in Austin TX I spent many years taking pottery classes. I love pottery, wheel throwing and hand building, almost as much as I love to make art quilts. It was a battle of the art forms for many years. I love them both, but there are not enough hours in a day […]
After 4 starts and stops I have finally made a fingerless glove arm warmer I am happy with. This comes up over Nina’s elbow to keep her arm nice and toasty. Now I need to finish the other one in time for her birthday in two weeks. I have been busy painting my new quilt […]
I have started my next big quilt. This one will be five feet square. I have been painting 8-10 hours a day for the last 5 days, half way through my third audio book. Now my schedule is getting a little busier and I am going to have less hours to paint for a while. […]
The quest for just the right skeleton pattern. My daughters birthday is coming up next month and I am going to make her some fingerless glove arm warmers wih a skeleton design on the hand. Growing up in a warm climate has made it very difficult for her to understand that you wear long sleeve […]
I have had a pattern for a felted hat by Fiber Trends for several years. The other day when I was looking at Jeri Riggs blog I saw the felted hats that she had just made and decided I needed to try one myself.I used Lambs Pride bulky yarn which felted up almost furry. It […]