to my space! I just can’t get enough color and
geometry is what I like most. I rarely make appliqué
quilts but try to add a little here and there as a
surprise. At the moment, I have been studying tile
work which explains my block of the month series,
Canal Street Tiles. I tend to sketch in series building
on a simple thought and adding more complexity with
each new design. The challenge is I never seem to
have time to execute each one in cloth. I always say,
“one day” but on that day, a different
is a sampling of what I find intriguing when I have
time to quilt “just for me”. Enjoy!
finished the quilt top for In this House at a retreat
in CT, hosted by Kris Pelletier. During the evening,
it was so invigorating to remove the paper from the
back of the house blocks, that I just couldn’t
keep my eyes open. I do want you to note the most
important features of this photo: I have both my journal
and cell phone within hands reach; at the ready for
the next big idea.
Potter’s Baskets was made as
a commission piece for a potter. I used my hand dyed
fabric in a tight gradation of blues and oranges.
Its hand quilted.
Fruit Salad “back”, can you believe it?
I think it contains better art than the front! After
making a quilt using the fruit line, I just didn’t
want to see it again so I used it up, every scrap
of fabric left went into the back.
Summer Fruit Salad
of the Dragonfly is my Little Quilt Auction donation
for the NQA show in Columbus, 2008. I cleaned up my
desk and used all the leftover bits and pieces. Beth
Ridder is the new owner.
Dance of the Dragonfly
Flower Power was another clean up quilt but this time from the "trash" of another quilter. Using the trash from the workshop project, she cut 2 1/2" squares and gave them to me for a challenge quilt. This is what I came up with. I added the black and white squares and a few extra. So you see, EVERYTHING is possible in quilting. AND notice this one has appliqué!
new toy and ultimate sewing companion, I just need
a name for her. Any thoughts? My signature looks like
The Gathering: Where do they go and
how do they know? Canadian Geese on migration.
Symmetry represents 4 levels of symmetry, a study
Another commission quilt, this time
the challenge was to compliment a painting by the
child’s father. I hate to admit this was a baby
quilt but by the time I got it done Brogan was 3 or
4 years old. Those are her actual hand prints and
her father, Garth, sketched the face of the sun. It
was a blue ribbon winner. The quilt’s name is,
“The view from Granny and Grandpa House.”
is Conzetta's Courtyard and is in the private collection
of Conzetta Boswell. The hand quilting style is Welsh
in the North Country. It's my first attempt at this
style of quilting, I just love the look.
Artists interpret art; floral arrangement
by student at Harford Day School.