As I worked on this Impractical Color wheel I learned a little something. Giving the motifs a little room to breathe, at least visually, allows the color to speak, and the piece looks a little less crowded. The transition from red to orange is visually tight, reading as a bit overwhelming. The transitions after that… Continue reading Quilts Speak
So after taking the seam ripper to Letha's Electric Fan Quilted Block of the Month to remove some stitching that were behaving badly, well it wasn't so much the stitching as poor basting on my part. However it's so much easier to blame the quilt than take ownership of poor work on my part,… Continue reading Quilted Block of the Month – next step part 1
I am terrible. Seriously, terrible. I did not get a single photo, or post any social media during the Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in Your Brain Class on Saturday. Thank you! to Cathy Anderson and Sarah Fabian owners of the Quilt Basket in Pawling NY for having me come teach for your shop.… Continue reading Brain Dump Follow Up
This Saturday January 20th is Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in your Brain at the Quilt Basket in Pawling NY. This will be a fun class, and not at all scary as we'll be making an Impractical Color Wheel using our own thread, and you'll be able to purchase new thread from the shop,… Continue reading Quilts with Character Monday Morning Edition
Are you ready to read something really fun? Go here to Batts in the Attic, check out Paula's blog on the Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show. In this she reveals a long running joke between us, and how it inspired the name of her quilt. And now onto our regularly scheduled program: It's been a while… Continue reading Character Counts: have you ever loved a quilt so much it hurts?
I may have let out a little bit squeal when the idea hit for how to quilt this last section of this August Block. I've been playing with curved cross hatching a lot lately and loving it. In giving thought to the shape, that corners look like a house and wanting the Visual to draw… Continue reading Quilted Block of the Month August 2017
Yeah, I'm kind of annoyed with myself at the moment. I got so excited with the IDEA that reading the rules fell through the cracks. GAH! https://www.instagram.com/p/BXJLivEhySB/?taken-by=terilucas Let me back up a bit. When Karla announced the 2017 Cherrywood Challenge I sort of lost my mind. First of all Cherrywood. Cherrywood. Second, van Gogh *deep… Continue reading *facepalm*