It was a 1’x4′ SAQA challenge. I used some hand dyed fabric from my friend at Colorwaysbyvicki.com.

This piece was in a virtual exhibition in 2020 and will also be at The McLean Textile Gallery, Mclean, VA, from May 24 — June 18

Spring or should I say its summer already

It went right from cool 55º to the 90’s, so I haven’t gotten much done in the garden. The Peonies were beautiful this year. Love the large blooms. I also had a little visitor.

I’ve made a lot of head way on my UFO list! The one for May is my Diamond baby quilt using the Hello fabric by Susan Emory at Swirlygirlsdesign.com


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Wonderful Weekend

The weather was perfect, and I got to spend it with some very creative friends. What could be better than that? We had the opening weekend for the “Heritage Redefined” exhibit at the Virginia Quilt Museum in Harrisonburg, VA, It runs through December 16. I have a couple of quilts hanging in it. The first 3 photos are my wall hangings. I totally forgot to take to a picture of the 4th one…Its my Pink-a-boo Green and the last one is the view from the road. Beautiful drive through the mountains.


If you get a chance to go see it well worth the drive. Virginia Quilt Museum

On Friday we had a class with Violet Craft, the guest speaker, very creative fabric designer, pattern designer and wonderful teacher. I started her Peacock Abstractions pattern, just making the diamond feathers, so far its still fun….each diamond has 49 pieces to it. I’ve gotten 5 done so far, not sure what type of layout I’ll do yet…

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Big finish

Or should I say big quilt finally finished…and I finally got a good picture of it. Still working on getting the lighting right. Its hard to get a good picture when the quilts are so big the only place to take them is out side on the deck. This is the another batik panel quilt, the panels are from  Artist Artifacts  just wonderful.

close up of the center.

I seem to be making everything large these days. Even though I made a pledge to myself to do only small things…lol The last 2 project have been large queen size quilts. They have gone onto my to be finished pile. Its now back up to 8 + needing to be quilted and bound…

The weather was a bit less humid on Sunday so we went to Lewis Ginter Gardens and had a lovely time walking around, and of course lunch in the Tea Room. The Holyhocks  were as large as my head.

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Almost Summer

Its already hot here in Virginia. Thanks goodness for my sewing room and AC.

I worked madly all last week to finish a lap quilt for a friend of mine in the hospital. They are Scotty dog fans and have 2 sweet puppies. Since John can’t see them I made a quilt so they’ll always be around. This was a fun and easy quilt to do. Started it at the Country School Quilters Saturday sew day and finished it up in time to deliver it on Fathers Day the following Sunday.

I’ve also been busy making fidget mats for the CVAMQG community giving project. I’m up to 8 so far. Now I think I’ll make some walker tots. I started with a baby quilt that I made from left over pieces of hand dyed fabric from Vicki Welsh. Beautiful fabric. I cut the top up into quarters and added some playful bits and sandwiched it up.

On the garden front the flower boxes and pots are doing well on the deck. Love all the colors! We’ve been enjoying dinners out there once the sun is behind the trees.

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The Sun is shining!

And I love it! The air is chilly and refreshing, beautiful fall day. I’ve been working on a bunch of stuff and took a wonderful trip to Asheville NC this summer for my mothers 90th birthday. We all gathered there to celebrate. Biltmore is well worth the trip.
This was the view while we ate breakfast, just wonderful.

I made several charity quilts this summer and have a pictures of one of them, this one is actually quilted, bindings on and labeled. It is a pattern by Brenda Ratliff from the Modern Quilt Guild website. All our members made blocks and we had so many we made two quilts. I forgot to take a picture of it finished, but here’s the top on my design wall…

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