Tuesday, July 29, 2014

July 19, 2014

I am shipping off a quilt this week which will travel for the next two years. I wrote up a page of special instructions for unpacking, display and repacking this quilt, which is a bit unusual. It has moving parts, "doors" that open and close. It also has grommets and magnets as part of the structure.

Since I won't be there to do any necessary repairs, I included repair permission and instructions as well. I also made a special label to accommodate spare parts.

July 28, 2014

I finished the flowers on two Baltimore Garden blocks over our beach weekend vacation.

The flowers still need gold centers. I am thinking of doing all the centers in all the blocks the same color.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

July 17, 2014

My dream collection, chosen from SAQA's 2014 benefit auction donations. The online auction begins September 15th through October 4, 2014.

I call my collection Noble Neutrals.

And Still-Janis Doucette

Feathers; Pied Cockatiel - Julie Haddrick

Leaf Study II - Dorothy Raymond

American Lotus II Seed Pod - Judy Momenzadeh

Polkadot Moon - Paula Kovarik

Decomposition - Jane Hartfield

You can find more information about the SAQA auction here.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

July 13, 2014

My days have been filled with poolside hand stitching and family visiting from far away. I am packing up my quilt to send to Houston, and keeping an eye on airfares.

Some new experiments on linen are beginning...

I'm thinking paint is coming next.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

July 3, 2014

Today, I am featured on Barbara Burnham's blog.

I count myself so lucky to live near Barbara and see her regularly at Baltimore Applique Society meetings where I can ask her questions and take advantage of her expertise.

I am so flattered that she asked to reprint an article I wrote for the BAS newsletter!

July 3, 2014

I stay very busy this time of year doing this:

I have started listening to craftsy videos while I process vegetables. Hey, I'm the queen of multi-tasking. Our tiny garden makes a ridiculous amount of food. Next week, I'll be making pickles, since I have cucumbers coming out my ears.

I spent the weekend making  two baby quilts. So many babies on the way!

I made miles of binding. At least it felt like miles.

I'm almost finished with my submission to What's for Dinner? at Houston. 

Yesterday, I got the most amazing news about my piece It's Not the House, which I submitted to the HOME competition at Houston. It got in!!!!!! I'm still in shock. In shock, I tell you. 

Can't post photos of those quilts  yet, though.