Creating Creation

Exciting things have been happening and that energy spawned a new quilt design. Here is sample number one.


The idea for this quilt top happened after I’d cut out triangles from fat quarters, sewed those in to hexagons, and looked at the results. The results are a blend of the past and the present. While I was sewing it up my grandma filtered through my thoughts, and this is a quilt inspired by her.


Cut out triangles for sample quilt top two.


My supervisor stopped in to make sure all arranging was up to snuff.


Problem solving looks classic here.

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What have you been making?


Weave a Bit

After reading about the Wefty needle on Mister Domestic‘s blog I ordered a set right away. The possibilities of color combinations are mesmerizing.


Making strips was easy and relaxing with the 1/2″ Clover Bias Tape Maker. There are a lot of cardboard boxes in the house right now and the bottom of one became the weaving surface. After weaving for awhile, my thumb and forefinger became a bit tender, prompting me to take a break.


What new activity are you trying?

Appliqué Thursday

I’m in Appliqué class, it’s my first time trying it & I’m smitten! Appliqué, as I’ve just learned, has a great blend of preparation & ease of carrying. There’re lots of ideas coming to my mind (lion, fish, stars, mermaids), because I can appliqué anything I can draw! Doodling is great for releasing my mind & allowing new ideas to form without interruption, so now the doodles have a new home.




At first I found the stitching & using my needle a little awkward. After the second heart, I was totally engrossed in the process of tucking in the fabric & not pulling too tight. What I enjoy about hand stitching is that it will never be perfect (for me), but there is a consistent rhythm that develops & I love that feeling.


I admire many people working with appliqué & ordered Savor Each Stitch by Carolyn Friedlander (her work inspired me to start sewing regularly again).

Whose work do you like? What are you appliquéing on this snowy day? IMG_4986