Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The Spotted Winkel Quilt is Finished!

My Spotted Winkel quilt is DONE!!

Come enjoy LOTS more photos
along with the quilt's creation story

Thanks, Sujata -- your book continues to rock!!


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Chinese Coin Quilt with Cultural Fusion Borders

I've been working with Chinese Coins as an alternative use for strings and finally finished this quilt. Only a year in the making. Wanting to continue the freehand cutting and piecing, I made the borders with ideas from Sujata's book.

The navy and purple diamonds of the inner border used her Hourglass instructions while the pennants of the outer border started as Endless Mountains. It was exciting to combine different quilting instructions into an original work, to mix scissor cutting with rotary cutting, and to work with a broad range of scraps and colorful fabric from my stash. More details on my blog.

Thanks for your friendship and inspiration, Sujata.


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Another Take on "Peppermint Pinwheels"

I like small projects that I can get finished!  This was made with one fat quarter batik and one fat quarter of a custom designed muslin (Sharpie Tie Dye) and just a little bit of orange accent.  I find myself using orange quite a lot.  Happy color! 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Kansas Troubles

I recently finished this passage quilt using the Kansas Troubles variation in Sujata's book. Grouping these sometimes disparate fabrics into larger units helped organize the quilt.

Kansas Troubles passage quilt
A bit more here.

Enjoy the day,

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Borders On!

I sewed the blocks together and added a plain border. I could have taken the easy way out and stopped there, but instead I took the time to make half square triangles for the border.  I'm glad I did!

I was working from scraps and was OUT of golds.  I rounded up the browns, introduced a couple new ones, and stitched them up with a variety of cream prints.  Do you think it needs another gold border???

(36" Square)

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Hourglass Blocks

In my first experience with crooked hourglass blocks, I went off on a tangent:

I enjoyed them so much that I made more.  This is on the design wall now.  It's all I have of these golds and browns, so I'll stop here.  But I have more hourglass ideas in my head! 


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Back from oh so many things!

Without going into details of any of my trips, I wonder if I can just post a few pictures of what I have been up to.
Here is the latest finished quilt. I call it "Postcards from Thailand"
I used total of six blocks from the book to create this medallion.
Half Square Triangles
The border of Hourglass quilt (from the book)
Triangles from Endless Mountains
Rail Fence (On the back)

This quilt is very special to me because it marks our latest vacation to Thailand with our daughter, Kavita.

I taught this class at Port Gamble, WA and here are the pictures from the class.

Student work

Student work

My class display

Student work
It is always fun to see a finished quilt from a participant from a previous class. Here I go again with forgetting the name of this lovely quilter. Please introduce yourself and claim your beautiful quilt if you are reading this post.

We had so many wonderful, hilarious moments, I am thankful for being able to visit so many places and meet fabulous quilters.

I am thrilled to see the progress on Michelle's quilt. Don't you love these tipsy geese?

I am also glad to be back home to my sewing machine. Today was a start of a new quilt and can't wait to put it together and share it with you all.