Monthly Archives: March 2017

Tula Pink City Sampler

A few members of my quilt group are doing Tula Pink’s City Sampler as a project this year.  Last year was the Farmer’s Wife.   The goal is to do eight blocks per month–very doable!

These are my first 20 blocks.  I do have 4 more blocks completed, but the picture  has not been transferred to the computer yet.   I find these lots of fun to do.  My plan is to use a low volume in each block. The quilt will be very scrappy when done.   Haven’t decided what to use as sashing–that will be done when the blocks are completed.  One of the group members has an etsy shop, Sewmeasong, and she has the most wonderful fabrics to chose from!

I have been receiving a  low volume fat quarter package  from a local quilt shop for almost a year now and am using  some of these in each block.   Love getting that package every month!

Well, better go start the day.  Enough time spent over coffee and computer!!


Embroidered Birds

Getting ready to run a workshop at one of the quilt guild chapters I belong to.   Each meeting we do a small project or have a program of some kind after the meeting.   Members take turns arranging the program for the month.   This month we will be embroidering these silly little birds and inserting our finished piece into a greeting card.

These two quilts were hanging at QuiltCon 2017.  I don’t have the makers names.  So many interesting  quilts and talented quilters.   I have been a fairly traditional quilter since starting in 1976, but find myself drawn to the freedom in these “modern” quilts.  I do like the negative space that sets off the design and have been trying to incorporate this into some of the pieces I have been doing lately.

I also love the “low volume” fabrics that are being produced now.   A few friends and I are making Tula Pink’s City Sampler,and I plan to use lots of the low volumes in that.   Alewives, a local quilt shop, has a monthly low volume fat quarter package that I have subscribed to, and these will be just right for my quilt.  Have three blocks done so far–but have a year to complete all of them!   Last year we all did “Farmer’s Wife” quilt and finished the blocks by paper piecing  8/month all year long.   In April all of the quilts will be completed and we will show our quilts at our meeting.   I have seen most of the tops, and, although we used the same blocks, they are all so different.   I love paper piecing because of the crisp results on all of the blocks.

So many quilts and so little time!henri-the-hedgehog

This is Henry the Hedgehog.  He is needle felted and is now working as a pincushion.   A friend a similar one and I fell in love with it.   Had to make one for myself!