Wednesday, September 30, 2009

a little log cabin


A little log cabin, a finished project.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

hands and spirals






hands and spirals seem to be a common theme. the wip has a companion piece that was completed and given to a friend in New York. the hands were created to send to Houston but i never did

wip: pinwheels

This is another small piece I started years ago. I think I was trying to make some kind of pinwheel design, working with tiny triangles.

Monday, September 28, 2009

wip and woods





While most of the weekend was spent walking through the woods, celebrating my mother's 85th birthday, and reconnecting with old friends, I did spend some time working on a small postcard-sized quilt.

Friday, September 25, 2009

wip:log cabin square




I'm thinking of finishing this as one small quilt instead of adding to it.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

leaves and marigolds




It is a lovely fall day, with an occasional red-turning leaf and a continued abundance of marigolds.

Monday, September 21, 2009

swirls and twirls


a portion of a quilt that was created for a swirls and twirls challenge but never submitted.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

wip: double nine patch


another small quilt top not yet quilted. I' m dissatisfied with the lavender border squares and finally have some ideas on how to deal with them.



Friday, September 18, 2009

laurel blocks



















blocks and pieces i've been working on, using some Laurel Burch fabric. these have been ignored on my design wall for awhile but i think they might make a good fall project

Thursday, September 17, 2009

wavy spirals


I've always liked spirals. When I was in junior high I used to doodle them in my school notebooks. Now I use them in quilts. And yes, this is an irregularly shaped small quilt, not square but wavy.






studio straightening time


overnight guests are scheduled to arrive next week to celebrate my mother's 85th birthday. it's time to clean my studio and transform it into a guest room for my brother.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

atc with coils completed



a rainy dreary day today and everyone i talked to said they were depressed. i did finish the binding on the atc i posted this morning and added some sparkly blue czech beads that don't show up particularly well in any of the photos i took.

wip: atc with coils

The colors haven't come out exactly right in this photo but this is one in a stack of wip atc's currently on my worktable.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

adding and subtracting circles


I keep adding and subtracting circles. I started out with washers and other stuff from the hardware store and some beads including a vintage lucite circle. I've subtracted a couple of flimsier circles and am contemplating whether or not the project is complete.

Monday, September 14, 2009

change of plans



originally planned for a project a friend and i are working on, i'm so glad she changed her mind and decided we needed strips of fabric instead of circles because as i was fiinishing hemming these last night i thought i might really rather applique them into/onto a quilt

yo yo blooms

This is a piece where i was playing around with yo-yo's as suggestions of blossoming flowers. It would probably make more sense if the photo was rotated but i haven't figured out how to do that yet.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

some ATCs

some artist trading cards from earlier this year. I also have a small stack that need binding or new binding since some of my experiments with alternate types of bindings haven't worked out exactly the way I had in mind so will try to redo them.

Friday, September 11, 2009

this one is tiny


scissors, tape, stapler, trash




Today is a rainy cold dreary day and while I'd rather curl up with Dalla and take a nap or read a book, I'm going to try to at least clean off my desk.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

wip: lady

I've already started adding some beads to the top and batting, before adding the backing. Am in the process of selecting the backing and am leaning towards yellow. Then I plan to add more beads and/or embellishments.

Friday, September 4, 2009

a small crazy quilt




A small crazy quilt just completed.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

wip: pockets to hearts





a current project involves converting a collection of "pockets" into hearts that will be appliqued onto an as-of-yet-undecided background. during the process i started coming across old doilies and other linens at local thrift shops and plan to also incorporate them into the quilt.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

altered books

I've been admiring the Hilton Head altered book at http://www.artisticartifacts.com/blog/. I’ve been doing something similar for several years and have done books for trips to Maine, Duck (NC), Paris and Vienna. Sometimes I use blank books and sometimes I alter used books. I’ve found books with quotes with a lot of blank space on the pages to be particularly useful and sometimes the quotes are even appropriate. Mine aren’t as colorful as Judy's since they were created during the actual vacations and I was working with materials restricted to airline carryon. Looking at Judy's I’m thinking maybe I should have worked on them after I returned home. Now, if I ever get to go on vacation again . . .

altered book vienna




altered book bahamas 2007