Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Faithful, revised

This is my competed top for Lori's Quiltalong. If it looks different from my previous post it is because I took out the purple print border fabric and replaced
it with the more sedate green. I do like it better.

I will probably hand quilt this and call it done rather than make all nine blocks like Lori did although I love her larger version.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Gap Tastic Cowl is Finished!

As I mentioned, this is for my daughter but it is awfully cute (and warm) so I might have to make one for me!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Gap Tastic Cowl

Fall is the season for knitting. I am making this cowl for my daughter who requested a bulky cowl and picked the color. I made the little quilt last year.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Andy Warhol-Inspired Quilt

My quilt guild held a challenge to make a quilt inspired by an artist. I love (quilt) challenges so I signed up. My quilt is inspired by Andy Warhol's repeated images using different colors. I hand appliqu├ęd the shapes and used perle cotton for the quilting.

All of the challenge quilts are currently on display at K Town Bistro in Kensington, Maryland.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Museum Crazy Quilt

I volunteer at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum on Thursdays. I was delighted to see this crazy quilt, made in 1889, on view at the museum yesterday.

Thursday, October 24, 2013


Lori of Humble Quilts ( does little quiltalongs from time to time. Here is her latest, called "Faithful". It's a lot of little half square triangles to make but she makes them a little larger than needed then trims them to size. Lori made nine of these wacky blocks and put them together into a quilt. See the header on her blog.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

More Clutch Purses

I am back. After a long hiatus, I have resumed posting on my blog. I have no excuses, nothing bad has happened. In fact, I am enjoying life, with more time to sew than ever. Our youngest is off to college and after 27 years, we are empty nesters!

I will attempt to make up for lost time and post pictures of the projects I have completed since the summer. First up are more clutch purses. You will notice that one is made up of hexagons. Very labor intensive but I don't consider making hexagons labor at all. Do you?