One More Quilt for Boston


I just finished the quilting for this Top. It is one of the many quilts that the Boston Modern Quilt Guild has put together as part of our Quilts for Boston effort.  25 of the quilts will be displayed in the medical tent at the Boston Marathon this year and others are available to those […]

Boston Modern Quilt Guild Retreat


I spent the weekend at the Franciscan Guest House in Kennebunk, ME at a retreat with the Boston Modern Quilt Guild.  Quite the quilting adventure.  The accommodations were a bit rustic, but that just added to the feeling of being away at Quilt Camp!  The Gymnasium we were working in was the best with lots […]

Back to Jane

March 2014 Blocks

I did manage to get a couple of months behind on Jane, but I got five blocks done for the March meeting.  Five more and I will have 50 blocks.  The group at Quilter’s Common has been meeting for one year now.  Three more years and I might have a quilt top!  I don’t think […]

Seven Celestial Sisters


This is the second Tumbling Block, Hexi-Star quilt that I put together with Fabric Foundation. When I made the first one I was thinking I could piece one to emphasize seven of the stars for a Seven Sisters Quilt.  I have a secret desire to make a traditional seven sisters quilt, but it will probably […]

a Very Bright Quilt


This is about the cheeriest quilt I have ever made.  I think the very cold, very long winter inspired this quilt.  Makes me long to sit on the beach and soak up some sun! This quilt is made with Melissa White Fairlyte Garden fabrics.  The quilt is 98″ x 67″ which works well for an […]

the Patrice Cross Body Bag


I do believe that I promised to write a pattern for my cross body bag.  If you make the Kerryn Bag with two 1 yard pieces of quilted fabric you will have enough fabric left over to make this bag.  But, if not you will need 3/4 of a yard of quilted fabric, and a […]

Quick … a Tote Bag

tote bag

This tote bag went together very quickly with 4 half yards of home dec fabric. Very stylish don’t you think? I added a strip of orange trim using a clover bias tape maker with fusible web tape. This bag has pockets on the inside or reverse it and suddenly it has pockets on the outside! […]

Merry Christmas


I had the most wonderful Christmas this year with my family and friends.  I spent some time making bottle covers.  This is a photo of one of the Santas that I made next to the Snow Man that my Mom made some time in the late 50′s.  I recently reBlinged it … I was pleased […]

Autumn Splendor


Well, the splendor of autumn has past, and now we are faced with bare trees until Spring.  I really did enjoy the change of the season this year and was inspired by all of the bright autumn colors in the trees.  Also, one of my Block of the Month projects fit right in, because I […]

Another Applique Quilt


I am working on my version of Peggy Anne’s In the Meadow Quilt.  I know it is supposed to be a counting quilt, but I am getting a bit creative here, so the number of babies will not be quite the same and some may be missing from the scene all together.  Changing my approach […]

Beading Again


I tore myself away from quilting for a bit to make a couple of necklaces with some beautiful Hand Blown Glass Beads.  These are simple, but elegant necklaces strung on Bead Smith Flex-Rite Beading Wire.  Other beads include Seed Beads and Swarovski Crystals for some sparkle. Beading is a great hobby; you can have so much […]

November Jane Blocks


I am now up to date with my Dear Jane Blocks.  This month I was working with my Singer 301 Sewing Machine which just got cleaned and had some adjustments made.  It is such a nice machine.  It has a great stitch and is amazingly light.  Perfect for taking to class. I also wanted to […]

The Lorax Quilt is Finished


I started this Lorax quilt quilt ages ago.  I quilted it as planned with the Zephyr, panto that looks like the Truffula trees .. and then it just hung out on the quilt frame like clothes on a tread mill for months!  Finally during my unexpected break from work I got around to putting the binding […]

Quilts for Peggy Anne


Oh I have been busy!!  I wanted to share a couple of quilts I have been helping Peggy Anne with.  I put the top together for the Mahalo quilt, and I quilted the Very Merry Christmas Quilt.  There are kits available for both of these at Peggy Anne’s shop … if you click on them!! […]

Quilt for Boston


I was finally able to make it to a Boston Modern Quilt Guild meeting and was pleased to discover that they were still looking for help with the Quilts for Boston project.  Alice gave me a bag which I thought was a top to quilt, but I discovered a collection of blocks that needed to […]

The Happiest Quilt


I just love the colors in this quilt.  If this quilt does not make you happy I don’t know what will. The fabric is a Hoffman Watermelon Bali Pops pack of 2 1/2 inch strips with two light green and two lavender fabrics substituted. Sorry to say that this color set has been “retired” and […]

October Jane


October has been flying by with very mild weather and lots of beautiful color throughout the New England Area.  I managed to get all of my October Jane blocks finished and have gotten a start on the ones for November. November will finally see more green!  Pat, our fearless leader at Quilters Common has been […]

New England Quilt Museum


Since I suddenly have a bit of time on my hand (day 10 of the Federal Government Shutdown) I decided to drive to Lowell to see the new exhibit at the New England Quilt Museum.  As I walked up the stairs to the gallery I was pleased to see two Denyse Schmidt quilts on display. […]

Jane Stickle’s Quilt


Last week Bob and I visited the Bennington Museum in Vermont specifically to see the Dear Jane quilt.  It is the 150th anniversary of the quilt.  If you want to see it hurry on up there because it is only on display until October 14th, 2013.  We managed to get some very nice photos of […]

Kerryn Bag Class

Student Bags

Yesterday I taught the Kerryn Tote Bag class at Quilter’s Common in Wakefield, MA. I had two students and Colette also joined us to work on a shop sample. Joyce and Nancy finished their bags, and Colette almost finished hers.  I have to thank Colette for a couple of great ideas … 1.  Add fusible […]