Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Once Upon A Tile

It's been very hot and humid here the past few weeks so I've been sitting in the house, trying to stay cool, and working on a few more blocks of my new design "Once Upon A Tile".


















I still haven't decided on a setting for these blocks, but I'm hoping by the time I finish the remaining 5 blocks I'll figure out something.

I also managed to get the binding sewn on to the last 2 quilts I showed you so I just have to do the hand sewing now.  That may take a while!! lol

Bye for now.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Today is the 2nd anniversary of my dear Mom's passing.  I still miss her very much.  Mom always loved to see what I was working on and when I would get "stuck" she would encourage me to keep going.  At times, if she didn't like something she wouldn't be shy about telling me.  Often, she would be confirming that nagging doubt that I already had and was trying to ignore!

As promised, here are a few more blocks of my new design, "Once Upon A Tile". The lighting wasn't very good when I took the photos and the backgrounds look like different colors, but they are really all the same.




I'm still not sure how I am going to set the blocks, so for now I'll just keep on appliqueing.

Hope you all have a great weekend. Bye for now.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

This morning I received a lovely email from Lynda MacKenzie of Vancouver Island, B.C. with photos of a duvet cover and baby quilt she made using a few patterns from my "All About Bears" series.
They are fantastic!  I think the settings she used were just perfect.


I've not been doing too much quilting this past week as I'm trying to get some curtains made. We're having some company later this summer and I thought I would try and spruce up the bedrooms a bit. I'm anxious to get back to my applique. I'm working on block 5 of my new "Once Upon a Tile" design. I hope to have some photos to show you next post.
Bye for now.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Bunny Love

I have another, almost finish, for 2015! I just have the binding to do. Groan!!!

I made this quilt in January trying to use up leftover fabrics from some baby quilts I made in 2013. It was quilted by Karen Power of Carrington Quilts, who did a magnificent job.

My daughter loves this one, she thinks it's her favorite of all my quilts. I guess it's the brighter colors that she likes, not my usual palette.



Bye for now.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

I thought you might like to see a few blocks of my latest design I'm calling "Once Upon A Tile".




I never seem to tire with the look of the japanese taupes, they give such a soft, elegant
look. What do you think?

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Exciting News

I mentioned in a previous post that Marilyn H. of North Carolina had  her "Vintage Tiles Revisited" quilt juried into the AQS quilt show in Paducah which was held a few weeks ago. Well, the exciting news is that Marilyn won a first place ribbon in the First Time Entry - Bed Quilts category!  Congratulations Marilyn, your quilt is stunning and Linda  of Sewgrateful Quilts did a magnificent job with the quilting.

Here is a photo of a beaming Marilyn with her quilt,
and here is a link to her interview with Melissa Winters of QuiltTV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0RTZ6Tc2a4
Marilyn, I am absolutely thrilled for you,! I really wish I could have been there.