Before I start, I just want to express my sadness and shock at all the deaths from COVID-19. If you have experienced this, you have my condolences, and I hope you are safe and healthy and able to cope with this crisis and tragedy in your life. We are all in this together, we are … Continue reading What’s Going On
This is a small rimpa of irises that I made in front of the TV one day in January 2021, which I thought my realtor Mary Louise would really like, as a closing/parting gift to her. She did! These are the photos she sent me of it in her living room. I am almost finished … Continue reading Irises Rimpa for Mary Louise, 8″ x 10″, Philadelphia, January 2021
This Stack-n-Whack quilt (Bethany Reynolds) was made as a sampler for a stack-n-whack class I was to reach in January 2022 for my local quilt store Country Treasures. The call did not run in January, but I hope to do it sometime in the fall. I will add a registration link when the time comes. … Continue reading Whacky Butterfiles, 39″ x 99″, Vermont, 2022
To get myself back into appliqué work, I decided to create a quilt in memory of an old friend who has passed away. This will be my kitchen quilt, featuring an exquisite French Bresse hen named after my dear friend Henrietta Dickison. I started it in September 2021. This is based on a pattern by … Continue reading Hen Rietta, 39″ x 39″, Vermont, 2022
Love this Obsession pattern as an intermediary step between Tula's Nova pattern (Alice EPP) as my first EPP, and the ultimate Passcaglia (from Willyne Hammerstein) which I want to do next. Loving working with Karen Tripp's floral fabrics, bringing in my own too. I found out about Karen Tripp's new website (TheDIYAddict.com) which is called … Continue reading My New Obsession EPP, 61″ x 61″, Vermont, 2022
My first English Paper Piecing piece based on Tula Pink fabric. Nice project, easy to do and no big decisions to make in the beginning. Nice hand work that I needed back in my life. Hands bounce back from the work and strain just fine, so grateful! The top took 2.5 months to piece, now … Continue reading Alice EPP, 56″ x 56″, Vermont, 2022
Since my last version of this quilt sold right off the wall in 2019 at a local art show, I am forced to make another one. After all, I only made it as a free-motion sampler, and a way to play with Zazu's Raw Edge Applique technique I really admired. so I'm now working on … Continue reading Dreaming of the Beach II
A whole-cloth quilt using a highly manipulated PhotoShop image of a baby elephant, printed on first quality cotton by Spoonflower.com, and machine quilted. this quilt is for my new nephew Maverick, welcome to our family! Images of the back, and the label.
Most of us are trying to obey our local governments and we are staying home to either heal from the virus itself, or to avoid the spread of the disease. Bravo to all of us! This will end, and we will get back to our lives, but we will be definitely changed. Let's incorporate art … Continue reading Virtual Fabric Collage Workshops During COVID-19
My darling brother and his wife just had their second child, a gorgeous girl named Hazel Debbie. I chose to dedicate the Sweet Pea to this new young lady, as she was born in April and that is one of the prevalent and beautiful flowers in bloom.
I have seen the amazing and ethereal cherry blossoms all over Philadelphia marking the real start of spring for me. Fairmount Park is a great place to see them in all their 3-day splendor. This season makes me dread the coming, hot summer, and therefore engenders a feeing of gratitude for the still-cool weather. It … Continue reading Spring is in the Air