I am so fortunate to live a ten minute walk from Sweet Springs Nature Preserve. Located at the south end of Morro Bay, it is a sanctuary for birds, butterflies, trees, and people. I have entered this little quilt into the Small Quilt Challenge for the 2016 Seven Sisters Quilt Show to meet the theme "Colorful Central Coast." The show will be at the Madonna Inn on June 25 and 26. Hope you can join us.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Friday, February 26, 2016
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Recently a friend invited me to try out the new Mini Quick Curve Ruler, and this table runner is my version of the basic pattern. Here's what I like about the ruler: accuracy and interesting shapes. Here's what I didn't like: it's very difficult to get a quarter inch seam allowance on the outer edge of the shapes. My friend had the same problem, so for once it's not me being precision-challenged.
It's a happy accident that the bowl goes nicely atop the runner. All the clothesline bowls I made as gifts were well received, and I'm pretty sure I'm not done with exploring them.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Before this year I had only ever sewed one clothesline bowl. But when I found a couple of hanks of line buried amongst other must have supplies, I figured my gifts were nailed. Inspired by the colors we see of the bluffs, waves, and sunsets at Montaña de Oro, I created enough for seasonal gifts and some birthdays as well. No one warned me these were slightly addictive to make. Sure hope the recipients love them as well.
Friday, November 27, 2015
Friday, November 6, 2015
For Round 23 of Postmark'd Art I chose the Coffee and Autumn themes. My fused coffee cups are backed by muslin I stained with a real cup dipped in the bottom of our coffee pot. Then I carved beans on an eraser for stamping. The scrappy pumpkins are all fused and machine stitched. What's not to love about Autumn?
Friday, October 2, 2015
The feathers on the left are from Anna Maria Horner's pattern. The triangles on the right are because I found a 60* triangle ruler for a dollar. And the middle top is just cuz. Now I need to set a goal date by which to have them all done. As a friend of mine always says, "Goals are good."
In the meantime I'm in training to be a rovering docent at Montaña de Oro State Park. That means I'll be walking the bluff trail several times a week talking to other hikers who might want to know more about our gorgeous stretch of coast. If only I could set up my sewing machine out there I'd have these three quilts done lickety-split.
Some very uplifting news.....my 12 inch "Art Quilt" sold for $250 in the SAQA Benefit Auction! Wow!