Archive for October, 2010


On the Quilting Table

October 29, 2010

This lovely Churn Dash quilt to be donated to Quilts of Valor. The quilt was pieced by Maria Cherry.IMG_5625

I have quilted a shell pattern in the borders and sashing and am now quilting continuous curves in the blocks.IMG_5623

Thanks, Maria, for donating this top to support our troops!


Wordless Wednesday

October 27, 2010



On the Design Wall

October 26, 2010


Just what I need… another project. I started Sampler #1 from Eleanor Burns’ book Egg Money Quilts. First up, Dresden Plate.


3rd Chapter

October 22, 2010

Ready for the 3rd chapter of it’s life. IMG_5607

I just recalled today that this will be the third time I have quilted this top. The first time I quilted one quarter to one half of it on my DSM. I didn’t like it so I ripped it out, bought a longarm and did it again! And here we go again!


Wordless Wednesday

October 20, 2010



Dresden Plate

October 19, 2010


Dresden Plate is one of my favorite quilts that I have made. It is an original design and I hand dyed all of the fabrics for it. The only problem with it is that it was the second quilt that I quilted on my new longarm and my quilting skills were not up to par. So the quilting is awful. The tension is off and the design is not very creative.


So I have set this week aside to frog the whole thing so that I can re-quilt it. 🙂 My plan is to then enter it into MQX in Rhode Island next spring.

So you have a nice day; I am off to RIP IT—RIP IT!!!



October 19, 2010

Congratulations to Kay on her viewer’s choice ribbon for Peppermint stars!!

Peppermint Stars2


On the Quilting Table

October 13, 2010

A small quilt in bright colors using a snowflake panto I designed.IMG_5599



Dance Costumes

October 11, 2010

A customer has asked me to design a quilt using her daughter’s dance costumes from 15 years of dance lessons. I have on the design wall a small sampling of the variety of costumes in the collection.


Initially, I have decided to work with blocks using 4” multiples; for example, 4”x 4”, 4”x 8”, 8”x 12” and so forth. I made up some poster board frames so that I see what sizes work with the different costumes.






Fleshing out all of the blocks to a 12” x 12” size with black fabric gives me something like this, with a final size of 50” by 62”.

dance costumes

The black seems to work with the variety of fabrics and pulls them all together.


9-Patch on Point

October 6, 2010

On the quilting table this week I have an antique top. I am quilting a Baptist Fan on it. I love to see old tops like this pulled out of the closet and finished!!IMG_5598