Posted in Life!

Mt. Hood Hiking

Mt. Hood in the fall…a beautiful site. Not much snow, but no smoke (yet) and a clear day at Mirror Lake. The hiking trails were amazing, well-marked, and not heavily used the week we were there.

Here is the takeaway….just say “Ahhhhhhhhhhh.” Deep breath and exhale. Feel better? I do.

Posted in Design, fabric, Life!, My Quilts

T-Shirt Memory Quilt

Finally got out those old t-shirts and made something with them! These are from my hikes, walks, and rowing days of yesteryear.

And of course, the “sensitive artist” t-shirt was placed on the back in case anyone decided they didn’t like the quilt…ha! What’s not to like? Lots of color. Nothing matches. Perfect. And in case you too need a “sensitive artist” t-shirt, the designer is Fred Babb. I picked up this shirt at a museum when traveling to Sacramento years ago.

Striped fabrics are really fun to work with, and lo and behold, when I went into my stash I found quite a few. Amazingly I still have a lot of striped fabrics left, even after making this colorful quilt. Who knew?

Yes, I’ll keep working on stash busting!

Posted in Life!, My Patterns, Design

Journal for Modern Mom

Who just had a baby!

After making the baby quilt, I thought the new mom might like a journal too! So I used the leftover fabrics and pieced together this fun journal. The inspiration fabric was from one of our quilt show group challenges (made my own Picasso! – see below). This particular piece of fabric seemed to be just right touch. I only had a little piece left, so on the front it went!

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Pendants for my Team

Each year I try to do something to thank my team of amazing folks that help to make the Lowell Quilt Show an annual event. This year I decided to try something different. I have been making Annie’s Bags lately, and I love having a zipper pull that is unique. I also have several pendants that I have purchased over the years from artists on Etsy. I love them all! So I thought, hum, maybe I should make pendants.

And I discovered I could indeed make these myself! So with help from the folks at Purple Mountain on Etsy I got all the instructions and supplies needed to make it happen. It was quick. It was fun. And I think they came out pretty darned cute!

I had so much fun making them, I’m trying to figure out an excuse to make more…..!!