Saturday, July 25, 2015


I have some mighty awesome friends.  Many of them are fiber artists, quilt artists, and painters.  Recently I came across a small collection of works that I decided to display together.  This is a very eclectic group of artists all in one corner of my family room. 

 Situated directly across from my favorite "sitting" chair where I do all kinds of hand work and reading, each time I glance up I am inspired and appreciative of these wonderful artists.

Folk Art painting on tin by Linda Meck

Painting on silk nature series by Christine Sandow

Mixed Media by Jackie Cory

Textile Art by Denise Ohlman

Acrylic painting by the late Alice Mosely

Love my gallery of "friends"!!


Friday, July 24, 2015


Sometimes I become a procrastinator.  Do you ever put off doing things you don't like to do?  I have lots of deadlines coming up and I need to do a major cleaning of my home.  But, I wandered into the Studio to find my phone and about two hours later I came out.  This is what happened while I was in there,

 I came across a pile of scrap blocks and extra cut pieces from another project.

  These are pieces that are still leftover and I will try to work out more projects using them.

I took the first set of scraps and started playing.  It seemed that stars were happening but then I did not have enough pieces to make complete stars and I wanted to use up as much of the "stuff" as I could so the "tesselating" stars started developing.

So, how many stars can you find???

Let's take it another step and rotate the piece 45 degrees...

Maybe I like this orientation better.  What do you think?

Now I will decide how to finish this out.  This medallion is about 23 inches square.  I would like it about twice that size.  

Will post more as I add to it.

Now, I will have to get on to those deadline projects and some housekeeping.....


Wednesday, July 15, 2015


It has been so long since I have posted anything on my blog so today I am going to do a quick recap of things I am working on and/or have finished.

Straight line quilting on a piece called "Spring Gardening".

Hand piecing hexies for my upcoming class I am teaching at QuiltWeek Chattanooga in September.

Finished the quilting on the "Leftovers Table Runner".

Quilt As You Go Valance for my breakfast room.

Lots of straight-line quilting on little projects for my Trunk Show/ Lecture coming up in September.

Finally finished this queen-sized bed quilt in Improv and Quilt As You Go techniques.