Monday, October 19, 2020


 I made nine more little blocks today with a little different process.  This time I added the bias tape.  I was afraid I wouldn't like it, but I do!

I came up with a plan for a quilt.  I'm thinking I'll make a version of the quilt seen at the International Quilt Museum where Joe taught this workshop from.  (See post from last Saturday, it's in the picture with Joe).  Of course, I need more fabric than I have.  I went to Fat Quarter Shop online and was greatly surprised to discover they had all of the fabrics I need.  So, I'll be waiting for them all to get here.  It could be a week or more.  In the meantime, I have enough 'Kona Parsley' to put a border around each block to make them 8".  I got today's blocks done.

Sunday, October 18, 2020


 Second day of Process not Pattern.  I made another set of 10, which actually turned out to be 11.  I used a new set of steps but the same fabrics.

Saturday, October 17, 2020


Joe Cunningham's Quilt Freedom Workshop this month was about following a process instead of a pattern.  

He was broadcasting from the International Quilt Museum in Lincoln Nebraska.  He and the curator showed us several Log Cabin type quilts along with some cotton crazies. 

We all fell in love with this quilt.  Maybe I'll do something like this someday.

His assignment was to follow a few steps and create ten 6" blocks.  What we do with them is up to us. 

Starting with an approximate 7" square:

1. Add a strip.

2. Cut in half, flip one side and sew back together.

3. Remove one corner and replace with a different fabric.

4. Insert a strip.

Then square up to 6" squares.

Some of mine ended up as rectangles so I had to cut off the long side and add it back to the short side to make them big enough to make a 6" squares.  That just added more interest!

I loved making these.  I'm much more engaged in improvising than I would be if I was making the same block over and over.

Here are my first ten, I'm really looking forward to making some more. Maybe with different steps.


Friday, October 16, 2020


I probably should be working on finishing my Floating Squares, but... 

I saw this design on Instagram and thought it would be great as a tablerunner for the front hallway.  So, I stole the idea.

I'm only about half way done with making these little blocks.

Saturday, October 10, 2020



Well, I did the whole alphabet.  It took a bit longer than I'd planned.  But, it's done.  I'm happy and sad that it's over.

I'm going to take a break from painting.  But...I've ordered some canvases and they will be here in a few days.

Friday, October 09, 2020


 I didn't have much time today to paint.  But I did manage to get a little done.  I wanted to get some of the zigzags done and give it a chance to dry a bit.

Thursday, October 08, 2020



In case you were wondering, that is some Yarrow on the Yellow background with Yogurt and Yams.