Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Here's a circle design based on the photo I took of the Poppy in our front flower bed. I think it needs work but would make a quilting design. I need to get back to designing with circles.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Wool Applique

The last two wool flower appliques. I put a butterfly on this one that is lace I painted.

This is one of my favorites. Now I need to do something with the 10 flowers and decide what to do next.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Art and Soul

I'm off to Art and Soul in Portland, Oregon and am taking 4 classes this year. I commute but find that there is little time for that, the classes, and the house/dog/husband things during that week, so I'll take the week off from blogging. See you on April 14.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Art Squared

This is my piece for the online art blog  The word this time was Natural. What is more natural than a flower? The petals are suede and machine stitched down. The background is a cotton sunprint and is machine quilted. The center is a button. The binding is a stipe with a metallic gold in it.

Monday, March 31, 2014


I went to see our daughter and look at what I came home with. She had crocheted the afghan for her Dad, so he wouldn't be cold while working on the computer. This is it folded in quarters-love the blues.

Last time I visited we had found a book on knotting and the bracelet she gave me is one of the ones she made.
We had a nice day.

Friday, March 28, 2014


I found the top in the closet and decided to quilt it for the nursing home. It's about 45" square and would make a lap quilt for a wheel chair. It's a design I came up with using Electric Quilt 7.The fabrics are batiks and solids.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


It's fun to see how many ways I can put a design in a circle. The pages and pens sit by my chair, so it is easy to play.

I think I need to do something with the eye shaped part of this design.