Thursday, December 10, 2009

Hannah's quilt

Hannah's quilt was started awhile back. She is three going on 13. Her mother is planing on giving this to her for Christmas. This quilt was my first scrap quilt and more of my pinks were used.

Kylie's quilt

Kylie's quilt was made ofof scraps. We seemed to be able to find many shapes and sizes and animals that were brought together for this occasion. Kylie had a blast looking for these shapes and sizes. This will make her bedroom much more grown up. You know she is in kindergarten now!

A little closer now.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

CoCo's 50th Quilt

I have been on a 50th birthday quilt run lately. I am trying to make them for my friends for their 50th..we won't say that word again. I give myself a year to make them their piece of art. She wanted mauve and this is what I came up with. After I finished it I was in Joann's and another lady was making a quilt using some of the same colors. Far out! This lovely quilt resides in Bloomington, IN with all the other groovy people!


I was feeling uninspired so I decided to clean out my scraps and just start sewing. I took my light scraps and created this quilt. It seemed to go in a child's room but I wasn't sure who would want this beautiful piece of art! I approached a free spirited co worker who has a daughter just like her. This will be "Hannah's" quilt. It is in quilt land being quilted. I can't wait to see it finished. Stay tuned for more.

Bella! Welcome to the world!

This blanket has a wild ass story behind it! My friend Cindy has a friend who has a husband who
has testicular cancer so they could not have children.  Shew! So, a friend of this couple was getting her nails done and began talking to the pregnant woman next to her. She confided in her and told how she could not afford this baby and wanted to find it a home. So this woman told of her of this couple and VOILA..Bella now has a happy home. I thought this was such a heart felt happy story I wanted to be a part of it. The theme of the room is "modern monkey" So this is what I came up with. I found the monkey material on E-quilter and had the rest. I quilted it by had hand and voila Bella (great name) is now a hip baby!


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Nancy's 50th

This quilt originally started as one big plain quilt using the material that is now being used for the strips. I thought that was boring and my good friend deserved more. So I decided to start making squares and this is how it is transpiring. One of the things I learned at Denyse Schmidt's quilt workshop was to look at things straight forward and farther back. I am used to putting them on the floor but this time I found a chunk of white flannel and tucked it under the rafter of my old basement and pretended I was in an old warehouse and I knew what I was doing. I bought some more greens to go with this quilt to give it some new dimension. I had just a little of the lighter green you can see on the bottom left. At first I did not like it but I think it will get lost when more squares are completed. Later today I am going to try and sneak into the taping of Oprah on Michigan avenue. Maybe she'll be giving away bolts of cool fabric! Wish me luck.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Monday night I had the pleasure of seeing Steely Dan perform Aja at the magnificent Chicago theater. This album was released in 1977. Wow that was a long time ago and sewing was never on my mind. My how I have evolved! After the concert I was having a hard time coming down from the concert. (I hate when that happens) So I began to read up and refresh my memory of their lives. Walter Becker and Donald Fagan were perfectionists and at one time did not listen to the final production of an Album/ CD because it was not recorded exactly the way they wanted it recorded. I thought how wound up can you be? I too was the same with my balanced creativity then I realized you can have unbalanced creativity and it is OK. It is hard to believe how the word "artist" can define so many people. When you are on your next creative adventure, cut lose, get wild and see if you wake up the next day. I did. Thanks Walter and Donald for a great night.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Patty's 50th

This quilt was started at Densye Schmidt's Bridgeportt
Conn. Studio.  It has since turned into Patty's 50th

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Shorey's T - Shirts

This quilt was made from my dear college friend's T-Shirts. There were not many but they all had meaning to her favorite color is purple. The quilt now serves as a place to hold pins.  You know we love our pins.

Go Cubs!
Who doesn't love Snoopy?

Go Cubs!