NASA Astronaut Karen Nyberg was hand stitching star quilt blocks on a recent space shuttle mission. She invited quilters to submit a star block of any pattern and any color. They are going to the Houston International Quilt Festival and will be made into some star quilts. Here's my star for the project.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Granddaughters #1 and #3 came to Wellsboro for Hamilton-Gibson's Drama Camp during the first week of July. Their visit always includes some sewing projects, of course. Sofia selected this limey T-shirt at Joann's and the dotted seersucker fabric for the skirt of this simple dress. A few yo-yos decorate the top and the whole thing took about 90 minutes! I wish her hair was loose so you could see its spun red-gold curls. What a treat to have them to ourselves for a week!
Friday, June 20, 2014
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Thursday, March 27, 2014
Sunday, February 9, 2014
At our guild mini-retreat on January 25, Bonnie taught us how to make these arrowhead blocks. Two weeks and a few hours later, I put the last stitches in the binding of this quilt! It's a world speed record for me. I'm a quilter who usually finishes one stage of quilt construction and then puts it away to percolate for a few weeks or months. This time I decided to be like my friend Barbara, who finishes what she starts and has no UFO's!
All these brown and earth done batiks and the backing came from my stash. I had to buy the brown sashing and binding fabric, but I used at least 8 yards of fabric from my stash. Not that you would notice a gap!
It's not my usual bright palette, but it's warm and rich in tone, and, best of all, it's finished!
Monday, January 27, 2014
I have made 29 blocks so far, so I guess I'm making a brown quilt! Not my usual palette, but I have a nice collection of earth tone batiks to use up and somebody I know will love a brown quilt, I'm sure!
Saturday, January 11, 2014
My sister-in-law's son got married in September and I offered to make them a quilt. They wanted a wall quilt to celebrate the wedding. Using the color scheme of the wedding and a pattern from the Janome website, I made this for them.