I decided to make a pillow to continue my experiment mixing non-traditional fabrics in my piecing. This time I used quilter's cottons, minky, faux fur, and leather. This is a Dog in a Sweater from Elizabeth Hartman of Oh, Franson. Leather is by far the most difficult to piece with. I can't pin it perpendicular … Continue reading Another Dog in a Sweater
My friend Heather and I did a craft swap this year. She made me these amazing fingerless gloves, because my hands get cold when I hand stitch or use the computer. This isn't a great photo - they are a fabulous purple color. I made her this tea cozy. … Continue reading Tea Cozy for Heather
I'm joining in on the Blogger's Quilt Festival, hosted by Amy at Amy's Creative Side. Since I haven't finished anything new this week, I'm going to share one of my favorite creations, from 2005. This was an experimental quilt for me. I was inspired by an episode of Simply Quilts that demonstrated using fusible bias … Continue reading Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Lady Lily
I've been pretty busy this week. Not enough stitching progress on anything to take photos of. Instead, I'm sharing an older piece. Enjoy! This is a raw edge appliqué quilt I made back in 2003. I can't remember exactly when I made it, but it was a gift for my aunt, who was undergoing treatment … Continue reading Roses for Susan
**Be sure to read to the end to find out how you can win this quilt.** This is a UFO that has been waiting to be finished off for a year or so. The pattern was originally published as a quilt along at Stitched in Color. Rachel made a great html button for her quilt … Continue reading Rainbow Mosaics
Or, The Never-Ending Christmas Quilt I saw this quilt when it aired on an Episode of Simply Quilts, which used to be on HGTV, way back when they had crafty content, not just home renovations. I was enthralled, but intimidated. This was right after I started quilting, so maybe 2000 or so. I was a serious machine … Continue reading Welcome to the North Pole!
I recently made a 3-d hexagon appliqué quilt, using Geta Grama's fantastic "My Secret Flower Garden" pattern. My husband, the lifelong Star Wars fan, constantly referred to it as a Death Star. It really annoyed me. Clearly, there are no hexagons on the Death Star, and the Death Star is not blue. I decided to … Continue reading That’s No Moon…