Flower Power

We walked on Coronado Island this morning. There were beautiful and colorful gardens and flowers everywhere. I love flowers even though Kona (aka the cat) will inevitably chew on any that arrive in our home, they still brighten my day. When I lecture I often talk about how there really is something for everyone in… Continue reading Flower Power

Quilting Away

If you haven’t free-motion quilted or thread painted but wanted to, I encourage you to just jump in! I have had to get over a lot of hang ups because I came from the “hand quilting, perfect stitches, and needle turn applique” mindset. Working Playing with my Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen machine and thread has… Continue reading Quilting Away

Doggy play day!

Sometimes it is good to just create something for fun – no rules and no deadlines! So I grabbed a greeting card my daughter designed years ago and used it to make a pattern for a little art quilt. Today I’ll post the first three steps and when it is finished I’ll post it again.… Continue reading Doggy play day!

Fuse and quilting

This little pieces was made before I did much fusing. It was a move away from hand applique and sadly the results were not what I planned for. But it ended up having a lot of dimension and I’m happy with the free motion quilting. That was really fun, no plan, just go for it!