Sunday, March 19, 2017

Snowflake of Resistance. 25"x25"



It's no secret that I am among those who are appalled by and resistant to Trump and his administration.  I made this little quilt because there has been a call for fiber art themed "Threads of Resistance."  Probably preaching to the choir, but here is my first shot. There might be a second.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Simplified Landscape Postcard

My last card for Postmark'd Art which is, I'm told, about to cease exchanges.  As I joined this online group somewhere in the middle of its run, I don't know how long it's been around.  But my oldest card dates to 2011.  I have two shoeboxes full of cards I've received and sent all over the world.  (My 3 year old granddaughter loves sorting through them which is one of many reasons to treasure them.)
Sayonara to all my postcard friends out there.  Art will always be the best way to share ourselves.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Deconstructed Churn Dashes 57"x 66"

On this sadly momentous day, did I watch the inauguration? NO!  I decided my time would be better spent finishing this quilt that I intend to donate.  It started as a guild Block of the Month project.  But as you can see, I messed around with the finished blocks.  Kind of a hot mess but maybe it will provide warmth to someone in need.

Tomorrow I will carry another quilt (see below) as I join the Women's March in San Luis Obispo.  Here's hoping that kindness, generosity, and vigilance will see us through.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Deconstructed Log Cabins 60"x60"



After resisting BOMs lo these many years of quilting, in 2016 I participated in a guild Block of the Month Challenge.  We received instructions for eleven different log cabin blocks.  Here is what I learned:  it was kind of fun to make just one block a month, but by number eleven I was not loving them all together.  

Not one to abandon a challenge, I whacked 9 of them in half, added some other smaller units, and three shades of blue.  I assembled them into 12 Quilt-As-You-Go blocks backed by an assortment of stash fabrics.  Both sides are whacky, but I'm done in time for the reveal at tomorrow's meeting.  

Now to finish a BOM Challenge for my other guild.  Stay tuned for more whacking.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Senufu 38"x41"



This quilt is my response to a paint chip challenge for the Morro Bay Guild.  The idea was to use only the colors from a paint chip card, plus one color of my choice.  If you guess I added the orange, you are right.  I call it "Senufu" for the African masks I quilted into the center of each shield shape.

As for my navel-gazing comments in the previous post, they're still bouncing around in my head.
However, my conscience won't let me abandon my promises and most of my UFOs.  Sometimes plugging away is the only way face forward.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Gift Quilts





Lately I have been thinking about giving up quilting.  As I approach the end of a 2 year project to have made a quilt for all my nieces and nephews--see above--the reasons for sewing more of them dwindle.
Not that I don't have plenty of projects lined up.  But it's getting harder to answer the question Why make more?  

Saturday, November 12, 2016

And Still We Rise


My majority will not stay silent.  And we are still aiming at the glass ceiling.