On a bright, lovely afternoon the stitching started badly. BADLY For some reason a birds nest built up on the back of a quilt as I stitched. Wow. Evicted that bit of nonsense forthwith, started stitching again. Not five minutes later I stitched a big pleat right into the front. Well. That little quilt is… Continue reading Can you believe this nonsense?
I like color. A lot. I like how color plays. I like how color sings. I like how color behaves, misbehaves, swirls, whirls, blends, hides, shows off and generally is itself. Joen Wolfrom appeared on Simply Quilts some long time ago, talking about color. She talked about the 3-in-1 color tool, how it's used in… Continue reading Color Wheel
This whole impractical color wheel is causing me to change the way thread gets stored: rather than by fiber, it's by color. Whaaaaa? Yeah. Years ago I spent an afternoon stitching with Elizabeth Rosenberg in her quilt studio. She sorted her thread by color rather than fiber, it befuddled me a bit, because isn't fiber… Continue reading Sorting
A while back Wednesday mornings meant heading to a local coffee shop for knitting and chatting. This hardcore machine quilter loved the company, and getting out of the house once a week was priceless. It was a way of connecting with friends, and with some handwork, knitting and crocheting. Attending guild meetings, sharing quilt stories,… Continue reading Connect: color
It's Still Saturday! Ha! At least for a little while yet. So I've been thinking about this kaleidoscope quilt, how to quilt it and what colors to use. Before I got there bear with me for a moment. https://www.facebook.com/Terificreations/videos/10214339078259258/ Shadowing = learning for me. There are things to do. so watch this space for things… Continue reading September Quilted Block of the Month
Starting with gratitude this morning. I'm grateful for batiks. (If you follow me on Instagram this, and all the photos in this post, may look familiar.) These one and a half inch strips are being stitched to orange and purple solid to create 9 patches, that may be set on point, though I'm not quite… Continue reading Enjoying and Thankful
In the current issue of Generation Q Magazine there's an article on the care and feeding of your sewing machine. I have to admit to getting a little excited sharing this information with people. A little care for our machines goes a really long way. So this evening when my machine started misbehaving I… Continue reading Lighting a Candle