Thursday, April 20, 2017

I Pledge

#45 has done nothing in his first 100 days to weaken my resolve.  I pledge allegiance to the earth, the only home we have.

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.