Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove

We didn’t notice this quiet mourning dove on our walk today until we were almost on top of it. What a delightful creature. Its colors would make a nice quilt—varied browns with shocks of bright orange and light blue.

Piecing an eight-point star

Piecing an eight-point star

I’ve been playing around with eight-pointed stars lately. The best tutorial videos I’ve found on the subject are done by Edyta Sitar and the Fat Quarter Shop. She shows some great methods for getting all the points aligned just right. I made this 32-piece one following some, but not all, of her advice. I was working with odd-shaped scraps of fabric, … Read more

Birds in my window

Birds in my window

I’ve been working on some alterations to my living room window quilt and finally finished them last week. Here’s what it looks like: Here’s how it started: The birds on the birch tree are something I silkscreened on the window quilt several years ago during a crafting party at a friend’s house. I have often thought that the quilt looked a little bare … Read more

Free-ish photo book

My work requires a lot of typing and mousing, so I’m often looking for more ergonomic ways to use the computer. Last week I  bought a Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch Small Tablet to use as a mouse.  A few years ago, I bought the Apple Magic Trackpad for the same reasons, and now I  wish I had bought this instead. The Intuos product … Read more

Crazy quilt back

Crazy quilt back

I finally found the photo of the back of the Seasons quilt I made for my niece’s adoption. It’s composed of whites, near-whites, and light browns from my scrap bins. I think I may like the back more than the front. The scraps with printing on them are leftovers from a cut-and-sew Humpty Dumpty doll fabric panel. My niece has been through … Read more

Brighton Rock quilt

Brighton Rock quilt

I was going through my downloads today and found these photos of a quilt I made for my youngest niece this summer. The side with the 9 hexagons is the “front” and is based on the Brighton Rock pattern by Australian quilters Sarah Fielke and Kathy Doughty. The back was going to be a series of nestled hexagons (like I … Read more

My first hexagon quilt

My first hexagon quilt

I was cleaning up my photos folder today and found these pics of a quilt I made last year for my friends’ baby. I think it’s pretty awesome, myself. The front (top, with the nine small hexagons) was based on the Brighton Rock design by Australian quilters Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke. I loved it so much that I thought, “I … Read more