Thursday, May 16, 2019


I treated myself to six new ceramic pots and six geranium plants to go in them.  

Wednesday, May 15, 2019


After I finished the five blocks on value for my Design Class, I figured I'd just continue on and make them into a quilt.

I have to leave them in block format until after class next month.  But in the meantime, I started planning out the rest of the quilt.

This is it so far.  I'm thinking I will add a few more rows of mostly dark on the bottom.  But first, I've got to sew them into bigger chunks and mark them so I can take the top rows off and move the whole thing up.  I don't have any more room at the bottom to add rows on the wall.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019


I got the binding finished.  This quilt is done!

Now I just need to take pictures.

Sunday, May 12, 2019


I finished the quilting on Starry Starry Peace and moved on to making and attaching the binding.

I got the binding sewn down on one side, but I ran out of time and will.  Tomorrow.

Saturday, May 11, 2019


I was hoping to get the quilting on Starry Starry Peace done today, but It didn't happen.  I'm so close, just one and half rows to go, but I gave up for the night - it's too hot up here.

While Eduard was busy working on this quilt, I kept busy working on my Value Study quilt.  I gotta get a better name.  I was trying to incorporate the blocks I made for my design class into it.  I don't think that one on the bottom left is going to work - it's gonna get ejected.

The dogs were hot, too, and happy to finally leave the studio.

Friday, May 10, 2019


I loaded the Star Storm quilt, named "Starry Starry Peace" onto my longarm today.  

I decided on the quilting, which I will start bright and early tomorrow.  I want to finish it in one day. It is 80" by 80"... Stay tuned.

To keep busy, I finished the Modern Fans 2 quilt.  It needed to be trimmed and the binding put on.  Easy peasy.

Earlier in the day, I saw the coolest group of dandelion seed heads on my morning walk.  They were totally undisturbed and perfectly round, near the P-Patch on the south end of the Longfellow Creek Trail.

Thursday, May 09, 2019


Here's my block using all three values - low key, middle key and low key.