Thursday, August 8, 2019

Shells on the Beach 30" x 40"

First a little navel-gazing.  Why do I bother with this blog?  Obviously I don't give it much attention, partly because I don't create quilts as much as I used to.  Well, yes, I do have the odd project or two or more always on the back burner.  For some reason I have yet to pin down, I don't dig it as much as I used to.  Arthritic hands are a deterrent.  

There have been zero comments for a very long while, which makes it feel like my infrequent postings are wafting into a great void.  Of course, I have done nothing to improve or upgrade this ancient blog because I don't know how.  Then, every once in a great while, I'll receive a message from some intrepid soul who found my blog after probably hours and hours of surfing around the web.  (Is surfing even the right term anymore?)

I do post my few finishes on a Pinterest board I've titled "Moi."  (Sorry.  Don't know how to link.)
And Pinterest lets me know pretty frequently that people have liked my work enough to pin it for themselves.  Fun!

So the art quilt above I created to enter a panel competition in the Seven Sisters Quilt Show in San Luis Obispo, CA.  I composed it using ideas from the book Double Vision Quilts by Louisa Smith.  The shapes are meant to be abalone shells which I cut from enlarged images of the iridescent interiors of said shells.

I didn't win the competition, but my quilt was chosen to be the advertising image for Seven Sisters 2020.  It will be the raffle prize for show visitors willing to fill out a form letting us know how they learned about the show.


  1. This quilt is beautiful in so many ways! I hope you keep the blog.
    I have cancer, so inbetween treatments I do a little quilting. I've given up trying to keep up with other people and events. I am just on a different path now, but do still enjoy a slower pace of creating quilts. Best wishes to you on your altered journey. Enjoy!

  2. Hi Sara, I am leaving a comment for you. I check out your blog now and then and I'm sorry I never left a comment before. I really like the unique fabric and quilts you create.
    I get few comments on my blog too, but I keep it going so I can refer to it to remember how I made this or that fabric or quilt. It's a good reference. Keep up the good work!