Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Waiting Stones 43" x 17.5" 2012


During the last months of my sojourn up north in Tacoma, there were long hours of just waiting during my son's treatments.  For me, a hand stitching project is meditative and soothing.  One day I found Jude Hill's blog  Spirit Cloth on which she asked friends to create "stones" for her.  I didn't think she'd mind if I started making some for myself.  Using scraps of fabric that looked like they would belong in nature, I hand appliqu├ęd "stones" to 2 inch square background pieces on which they seemed to belong.  When I came home, I put them together into this quilt as a birthday gift for one of my sisters.  I am still making stones.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Wine in the Garden 18" x 24" and 12" x 12" 2012



From June to October in my part of California, a late afternoon glass of wine in my garden feels like these colors.  The smaller quilt on the bottom is my donation to this year's SAQA Benefit Auction      which begins today.  http://www.saqa.com/gallery-mini-detail.php?ID=2101

Anyone who takes the time to view all the amazing quilts that have been donated will be well rewarded.