Jake’s quilt finally has the binding on it (which is why I have not written the last few days) and is just waiting for the label. I had wanted to show it at Boise Basin Quilt Guild this last Thursday. However, on Thursday, I did not feel well and did not go to the guild…… Continue reading Red Quilts with a Touch of Black
A lot of individuals write and talk about setting goals this time of year. It is so easy to think about starting the New Year and doing some things differently. I know that I REALLY want to get many of my OMOS (One More On the Stack) projects completed. It is not my only goal,…… Continue reading Quieting the Mind for Creativity
I drove around looking for red in my environment this afternoon. I wanted to look at what was around in my cold, though sunny, day. Red is around even though you may not consciously be aware of it. This is definitely the color red that attracts attention. I know that there are some red berries…… Continue reading So How Do You Feel About Red?
“He who wants to become a master of color must see, feel, and experience each individual color in its many endless combinations with all other colors” Johannes Itten Yes, that’s it. You have to see, feel, and experience the color first. Then, and only then, can you begin on the journey. What a glorious, COLORFUL,…… Continue reading Color For the Month of January
The Affairs of the Heart quilt has to be one of my favorite quilts. I started it as a class and it has eight blocks and a border that are appliqués using a different technique for each one. The class really gives you a good sense of which techniques work for different projects and which…… Continue reading Affairs of the Heart Quilt
A quilt top that has been pieced well, quilts well. It definitely makes a difference to the longarm quilter when putting a top into the frame, to have it flat, straight, and have the corners matching. I use a great little tool to help with my piecing of a quilt top. It is …… Continue reading Tips for Piecing Your Quilt Top
“Forever Friends. Today, tomorrow, forever a friend is always near. To help you through good and bad times, to lend a friendly ear. To be the rock you lean on when the road seems too long. To be the strength you need when you’re not feeling strong. To be the one that listens when no…… Continue reading January Days of Reflection
My appliqué quilt “Affairs of the Heart” is finally finished. This piece is from a block of the month appliqué class I taught. Each block was made using a different appliqué technique. Yea! Project one for January just needs a label and I can take it out of my OMOS (one more on the stack)…… Continue reading Affairs of the Heart is finished!
Today started with lists, lists, lists of things that need to be taken care of, so, I went directly to the studio to quilt! It is amazing how I can get carried away when I am at the frame and loving the design of the quilt as well as the design of the quilting. I…… Continue reading Jake’s Quilt Today
As with everyone, the start of the New Year is a time to contemplate the past year, new projects, and new goals. It is always easier to set up goals in the beginning, but time management and commitment play huge roles in meeting those new goals. I have great difficulty with completing one project start…… Continue reading The Start of the New Year with 363 Quilting Days Ahead