Saturday, December 15, 2012


Not ARTquilts, but something:

The first is flannel: 90 x 102 inches.
I was going to quilt it in strips, but my shoulders have been bothering me, and so I'm sending it out for quilting instead.

The second is a present I I will quilt it in the next week or so...

CHECK OUT MORE WORK AT Off the wall Fridays:

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


I won this lovely journal from Karen.
See her post about making it:

Thanks to everyone at andthenwesetitonfire:

Monday, December 3, 2012


with the full moon last week, I had many nighttime visitors, including a couple of owls.
I never saw them but Friday night I listened to them well over two hours, moving from tree to tree through the neighbor hood.

This is how he sounded:

There were at least two owls calling back and forth!

Saturday, November 17, 2012


Another nonArt quilt:
using a charm pack by Deb Strain of the same name and some of the red and the black leaf print.
It still needs to be blocked and bound, but that will happen tonight and tomorrow.

My artistic muse is blocked/thwarted. I feel VERY much the nonArtist [a failed artist], but I am still enjoying making quilts and things.
SO I will make other items and if creativity finds me all the better, if not, that's fine too.

HOWEVER to see some art quilts, I'm linking to Nina-Marie's blog:

Sunday, October 21, 2012

SUNSETs Atlantic Beach, NC

There are some perks to Continuing Education meetings!
I ate fresh grouper, Mahi, shrimp.
I watched and listened to the ocean.

Oct 18 sunset from the Boardwalk Atlantic Beach, NC

OCT 19 sunset Oceana pier

Sunday, October 14, 2012

MMQ part Five

The Modern Mystery Quilt is coming to a close.
Here is part five:

We are promised yet another twist in part six.
It wouldn't be a mystery if we just sewed the parts together in the last step!

Everyone is laying theirs like this:

But what about this?

I'd like to make it larger, but I'm limited in my blue...

Friday, October 12, 2012


scroll down to check out this last week.
enjoy! because next week I'll be at CME[continuing edu].
And be sure to check out what everyone else is doing at Off The Wall Friday:

My maples will not be red this year: they are already brown from the dry summer.

Part five of the MMQ is pretty neat, but I haven't finished yet...

Sunday, October 7, 2012

MMQ Part 4

So in part 4 of the Modern Mystery Quilt we assembled the half circles and skinny strips. I changed my mind and used dark brown skinny strips.

And created seven 40" strip sets. This photo is fairly true to the colors:

Here are all the parts. I still can't imagine how it goes together.

I hope we don't need alot more background, I'm running short. I have no idea what batik this is, or where/when I purchased it. I've tried to match it and was not even close both times. I do wish batiks were marked.

a turkey for my brother

Last year my brother told me he and his wife wanted a quilt with a turkey on it.
REALLY? a turkey? for the fall...they live in Florida, and don't need a quilt at all.
Being a good sister I obliged:

I like it alot, even if it does have turkeys on it.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

graffiti artcloth

Take a piece of muslin.
apply paint: acyrlics, fabric, whatever is leftover.
Need a masseuse!

Let the fabric dry.

go back with black and white. Highlight it, stamp it.

Dry and heat set, and you have your own art cloth.
Of course it's more fun with friends and food.
too bad we didn't have any potent potables!

More details:

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Design couch: treat or trick + MMQ part three

It's a Design COUCH! not a wall!! I even managed to keep the felines away for five minutes! Of course, food was involved...

Part Three of the Modern Mystery Quilt is back to rectangles. Does that mean part Four will be circular again??? who knows, thus the mystery!
Eighteen blocks: 2.5-5inches by 14-18 inches.


I haven't decided what to use for the binding.
I will add a photo once it's on the wall later this week.

PRQG Quilt Show 2012

Some of my favorites from the show [with prejudice of course, The photos are wonky: the aisles were narrow. A very nice show!

The guild challenge: A River Runs Through It.

Christmas Snow Linda Baker

Butterflies Are Free Peggy Jones

Ruffled Roses in Red Linda Baker

Wonky Weeds and Flowers [closeup] Wendy Bissinger

Sunset at Lake Mattamuskett Wendy Bissinger

For the Beauty of the World Wendy Bissinger

A Million Circles Debby McCuloough

Tree Frames Debby McCullough

Beach Ex Cape Sally Hamilton

Fern Fish Karen Kovaly

Blondie's Castle Lori Richardson [from her blog, my photo was blurry]

The Gee's Bend Tradtion Jackie Boykin [hand quilted no less!]