Another Dog in a Sweater

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

Tea Cozy for Heather

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

Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Lady Lily

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

Roses for Susan

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

Rainbow Mosaics

**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

Welcome to the North Pole!

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!

That’s No Moon…

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…