Apr 15 08

Dropped Off the Face of the Earth…Not!

I’m alive! That virus really kicked me hard, but I’m ok, just hopelessly behind in every part of my life! I am sorry to say that I have not touched a sewing machine in about 2 weeks, and I’m now in withdrawal…a very ugly thing to witness! But, I have some pictures to share of another experimental quilt that I finished quilting awhile back, (Of course, it’s yet to be bound, but I can crop out the messy edges with photoshop!). Remember that for me, an experimental quilt is a traditional quilt top or blocks that I have purchased on ebay solely for the purpose of experimenting with quilting. Here is a shot of the whole quilt:


It’s a traditional Dresden plate pattern, so my goal was to preserve the traditional “feel” of the quilt but do some more contemporary quilting. One thing that always help maintain that traditional ambience is to throw in some feathers…you don’t have to put in many, but it will always work! In this quilt, the “middle blocks” are all feathered wreathes:


The background quilting is the curvaceous seashell pattern and it’s fascinating to me that the addition of the ever-so-slightest curve lends a subtle sense of movement to this design:


In other news, Have you seen the special edition of Cloth, Paper, Scissors called “Studios?” See below:


If you haven’t seen this yet, check it out! I haven’t even gotten halfway through, but it is sure fascinating to see how other people organize their studios! I used to think I was an organized person, but man, I have a long way to go! I kept looking for this magazine all over and couldn’t find it, so I think you may only be able to get it directly from Quilting Arts. To find out more about it, go here.

I’m back on my feet, so hopefully, I’ll be able to crank something new out in the next several days, and it promises to be full of luscious COLOR!!!!


  1. Kathy Schattleitner Says:

    I found a copy of this magazine at Joanns yesterday. Glad the virus has departed. Kathy S.

  2. Serendipity and the Art of the Quilt Says:

    Practising Patsy’s Heart Vines…

    Ever since I received a surprise copy of her Vines & Leaves Volume 2 instructional DVD from Patsy Thompson earlier in the year, I’ve been planning on incorporating a vine or two into a quilt when an appropriate opportunity presented itself. …