Tuesday, February 24, 2015

SNOW...and more on the way...

snow by the back entryway...piled up to the top of the greenhouse

the path to the front door

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Show and Tell at Tacoma Lakes Quilters meeting 2/18/15

These photos were taken at the meeting of Tacoma Lakes Quilters on 2/18/15 and show two of the projects I've finished this month.
This is the "Office Supplies" strip quilt that I think should go on my computer table.
After all,   there are vintage typewriters in the second fabric panel!
Here's what's on each strip:
typewriter keys
vintage typewriters
white paperclips on gray
notepads, pencils, clipboards
white paperclips on orange

This is the 6X60 quilt I made for the chapter challenge--
season:  fall;
restricted color palette:  white, black, brown
The leaf panels are my design and the animal/bird panels
are based on Charley Harper notecard designs.
Those panels are Squirrel, Two Owls, Bear in the Birches, Chipmunk with Seeds, and Eagle.
I appliqued each panel and then quilted them individually before sewing them together into the long strip.
The chipmunk panel is definitely my favorite one.

With another snowstorm coming tomorrow I have plans to work on the winter 6X60 quilt using blue, white, and gray as the colors of my fabrics.  My theme is birds in the snow with alternating panels of appliqued birds and snowflakes.  I purchased the rest of the fabric today that I needed for the summer panel--orange, red, and purple; but I haven't yet settled on an idea.  I already have the material (pink, green, brown) and a deer/moose design for the spring one.

Friday, February 6, 2015


These are some of the valentines I've been making:

Sewing Projects Update

These are two photos taken at Tacoma Lakes Quilters this week showing two of my finished projects:
black and white placemats, a set of four, using only four fat quarters
The fabrics in each placemat are in different places, so they look kind of interesting all together on a table.

This is the paintbrushes lap quilt, my own design, with seven brushes appliqued on top of the ones printed on the fabric--they overlap the gray stripe a bit.  I think if you click on the image you get a larger picture.