Saturday, June 24, 2017

Waiting inn the Wings

With long days, summer warmth, and time to work in the garden, the drawings for the next leaf quilt will have to wait.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Pin to Block

I mentioned in a recent class that I blocked my works by pinning them to the design wall, spraying down with water, then waiting for it to dry overnight. I'm reblocking this after I finished it, as it blead, and washing it took care to fix that.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Printing Again

In my QSDS class, Thelma had a wonderful commercial fabric with this funny slotted circle. I made a screen using it, just a bit different, and am trying it on. Kinda like it.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017


Had to stay out past the sunset, and was greeted by this solar light. Capturing the energy from the sun is not such a bad idea.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Ghost Time

The pretty weigela "Ghost" is in bloom. I've been a few thousand miles out this month, and am so happy to get back home to my garden. Yes, there is work in the studio, and yes, work at the keyboard. But, first, a bit of weeding and admiring.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Sill, oh. You wets?

Can't make of this exercise in black, perched high above, in silhouette, two clothed figures with exaggerated costumes. The work of Ruben and Isobel Toledo is from their installation at the Columbus Museum of Art. Worth the visit, if nothing else, than to see these figures.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Round Robin Round the Room

I didn't count how many quilts there were, but they ringed the room. What a show (and what fun!) to see the Merrimack Valley Quilt Guild's way of treating a Round Robin challenge. One person told me it was her way to try out using pieced curves. Bravo.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Merry-Mack Leaf

Ronni used a yard of my "painted" fabric to craft her New Big Leaf today at the class with the Merrimack Valley Quilt Guild. I helped her cut it out, only because I was eager to see how it would lay out. I may have to make one for myself!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Lowell is Just Down the Road

While visiting the Merrimack Valley Quilt Guild, I had time to pop over to the New England Quilt Museum. A refreshing show of quilts called "Twisted" paired vintage blocks that were then set in a modern way. Way above average longarm quilters did their magic.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Merry Merrimack

Love was in the air tonight when the Merrimack Valley Quilt Guild got together to honor their officers, toast to the new board, and show off round robins and great show and tell. Me? I got my lecture finished just in time!

Handy Dandy Rack

As I pack for a visit to the Merrimack Valley Quilt Guild this week, I am taking some of my hand printed fabrics. Here's my new rack stepping up to the job, holding the fabrics till I wash them out. Clever, no?