Jun 25 10

Quick Post To Say I’m Alive and Kicking

I’ve been getting some emails asking  where I’ve been, since all has been quiet on the blog front.  I’m still ticking but have been pretty quiet as we worked to get caught up on the post-spring quilt market flurry.  Things are settling down now and I’m really hoping to get back to needle and thread over the next couple of weeks.  Here’s the beginning of a quilt that features those little flowers that begin with a Texture Magic Center(these are just the center blocks thrown up kind of wonkily on my design wall):

The nice part of working on a quilt like this is that you can get a lot of the preliminary thread work done when these are just blocks.  Here’s a shot of one of the flower blocks before I’ve even begaun piecing the quilt top:

If you watched the Texture Magic videos from last fall, I changed the way I handled the edge finishing/embroidery in that inner purple block.  I did kind of a wavy sun ray kind of a design.  The flowers here have been trapuntoed, so here’s what the back side of a block looks like, again before the top has even been pieced:

I’m going to do some kind of trapunto work on the blue/yellow blocks tomorrow; I’ll post if they come out looking cool.  If not, it’s back to the drawing board…


  1. Jamie in Louisiana Says:

    So glad you popped in to say hello! I am one of your biggest fans, as you are such an inspiration – keep up the good work. By the way, your design wall is stunning.

  2. Rosalind Says:

    That is going to be so striking! Looking forward to seeing what goes into those squares!

    Love the textured flower centres!

  3. Elaine Adair Says:

    “wonkily”! Tooooooo cute!

    Guess I didn’t know you’ve been gone as I see you first thing every morning on my DVD. 😎 I spent yesterday with a friend, showing HER your DVD and helping her learn to MQ. 8-))

  4. Helen Says:

    I am really lookimg forward to seeing how this quilt progresses.

  5. Ivory Spring Says:

    Hello Patsy,

    Just found your website – beautiful work!! I will look forward to coming back for more inspiration! 🙂

  6. Kelly Jackson Says:

    Oh those blocks look so plain until you stitched on them with such beautiful thread. I love the Texture Magic it is really fun.