Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Horse Crazy - DONE!

                                            Here's the final horse quilt, finished at last!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Remembering Hawaii

Remembering Hawaii
This is a composite of several photos that Tom and I took on our trips to Hawaii.  It's for Fairfield's Catch the American Spirit Calendar contest.  (It was selected for the calendar!)  This piece includes sixty different fabrics, lace, a huge assortment of of thread, some hand-coloring, and lots of fun! 

Monday, April 9, 2012

Recent Work

Fern Horse

Summer Fantasy - currently on hold, go here to view

Rising Sunflower
Geisha Moon #2 - go here to purchase this piece
Birch Time - go here to purchase this piece

Goddess #1

Mermaid Dreams - go here to purchase this piece

Screech Owls
Check out some of my more recent work and sales!  The pieces here were all created since I moved to Massachusetts.  Most are sold, but I would be happy to recreate any of them and many are parts of larger series.  Want to see my older pieces?  Take a peek at my Gallery Website here.

You can find MORE QUILTS FOR SALE here!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Guild Talk & Demo

Sample:  Fall Landscape Layout (unfinished)
 Last month, I had a wonderful time talking to the ladies of the Mohawk Trail Quilter’s Guild about designing landscape quilts.  They were a marvelous little group and it was nice to get back to teaching a bit.  (In the past, I’ve taught some quilting, jewelry making, stained glass, and silver-smithing.)  Here’s the landscape I assembled for them – unfinished of course.   We did some show and tell, they asked lots of good questions, and (I hope) everyone had a fun!

Horse Crazy 3...

Stitched and ready to trim.

The stitching is done!  I still need to trim the edges, cut loose threads, add a binding and a sleeve for hanging, and add a few other small finishing touches. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Horse Crazy 2...

Laying out the basic landscape.

Here we are, beginning to lay out the quilt top.  I like to work from back to front  just like a watercolor painter would; starting with the sky and working my way down and forward.  Still need the sun, more blueberries, and a bit of work on the foreground.  I just love this horse fabric!!!  The scene reminds me of the Colorado mountains, where I once spent about six months.  It was a chilly but breath-taking landscape.