Showing posts from April, 2017

Blooming Crazy Quilt

Hello to all my quilty friends! Super excited that I'm finally able to get into some new fabric and some new quilts. More on that later. But just received some fun project supplies from A few years ago I was inspired and fell in love with Jen Kingswell designs! My work on her pattern "Midnight in the Oasis" gave me pause for a whole bunch of reasons. I have done so many quilts that pausing has been good for me and my aspirations. I lingered on modern versions of crazy quilting using machine stitches and machine embroidery. But I love hand stitching, so..... I journeyed deep into the cool pool of water. We all come forth via water. I paddled upstream and downstream and got caught in a tidal pool or two. I find now that I am fearless! I know I can't help it, I go around sharing my inner thoughts as if we were having a tea on the deck. I hope you are not bored? Since moving, I have been overwhelm

Baskets for Sisters

Hello quilters!  We are finally into a real springtime here in Victoria! Therefore, I was feeling springy on this past weekend and began working on these basket blocks again. I intend to have these Baskets for Sisters done by Mother's Day. I have so much more energy since loosing 20 lbs using the Military Diet and Power Water Walking at the pool. What do you think? What would you do with these, keep them as a sparce more modern style of quilt or use sashing between the blocks, maybe embellishment?  Tell me what you would do? And last weekend, while at a retreat, I did  some free-play to recreate my influence of Freddy Moran. I have started a new crazy quilt that I can share here because its not part of my ongoing book Artisan Crazy Quilts. I really am drawn to sunset colors! The bee print fabric is one yard I bought from Fabric Spark from Toronto. This new print from Jane Sassaman, Leaf Dance-Busy Bee-Golden is lovely. Thank you to al