Since January of 2022 I have been working on technique that I had forgotten about - EPP! It's been a while, but I stumbled upon Tula Pink's Nova pattern and I am hooked! The first one is on the right below, it's my Alice EPP. It took me about 2.5 months to finish the top, … Continue reading English Paper Piecing
I began this quilt in June 2022. It's my third English Paper Piecing (EPP) quilt and I'm still in love with the technique! It's based on Willyne Hammerstein's Gitana Fiesta (see middle image below). I'm working in lavenders and I'm really excited about this one. The piecing is simpler than My New Obsession, but the … Continue reading Gypsy Party EPP, 42″ x 51″, Vermont, 2023
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 class did not run in January, but I hope to offer it sometime in the fall and will add a registration link when the time comes. … Continue reading Whacky Butterfiles, 39″ x 99″, Vermont, 2022
To get myself back into my favorite fusible-web 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. This is based on a pattern by Laura Heine which … Continue reading Hen Rietta, 28″ x 28″, Vermont, 2023
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 at some point. 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 … Continue reading My New Obsession EPP, 37″ x 37″, 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 Nova 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.
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.