Wednesday, August 20, 2014


More cutouts to see what happens. The bottom design is on the page but seems to relate to the cutout version.

I didn't like what I did on this page but with the cutout the penciled circles seem to fly off the ones in the window.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Quilt Show

Quilts, Inc. brought their quilt show to Portland, OR and added stitching and knitting. We had a good time looking at the exhibits and, of course, helping the economy by checking out the vendors. I bought this stamp set from the British company  I get their email and have some of the DVD's they produce. It's fun to see how others do things. The hummingbirds are what I wanted, the rest a nice bonus. They are about 3" beak to tail.

The background is a charity quilt I'm working on.

Friday, August 15, 2014


The next in the series of pieces done with Japanese 14" wide fabrics from my collection is this one. It's about 36" by 24". I hand stitched around the print using threads I painted. The quilting is dense echo quilting by machine. I like letting the print determine where the lines should go.

The detail shows the quilting. The glow was in the print.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


I was asked if I'd be moving to fabric with the circle designs. Definitely at some point. I'm fascinated by circles and love both hand and machine stitching.

I love getting comments but my computer doesn't seem to like to reply-sorry.

Circle Designs

The circle design look so different viewed through a cutout. It's also a chance to see what the background color of the page does when it's a different color.

I need to do more.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Bead Journal Project

This month's button uses bugle beads as well as size 8 seed beads.It's 1 3/4" wide and starts in the center with a stone cabochon.

Friday, August 8, 2014


More work with the circle class from the Gail Harker  And more circles cut out as inspired by the video on

It gives you more ideas for designs to see the first image in a different way.