Friday, August 15, 2008


I had a great time helping these ladies in class to make a wallhanging wreath. Floral fabric cut into squares - that's what quilter's do don'tyaknow, cut up fabric to sew it back together!!
the squares are arranged on fusible grid - endlessly sometimes! - into a wreath. I love how they are each so unique just like the creators.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

I predicted it first........

I've been saying it for about a year........macrame is making a comeback.
If you were crafting in the 70's you did macrame.
Evidence here

Sunday, August 03, 2008

brilliant flowers

these bright flowers are in my front flower bed. They are a wonderful golden yellow. I got a used copy of David Hornung's workshop book on e-bay. He is teaching a workshop at Nancy Crow's in the spring. He spent some time making quilts and has written the intro in one of Nancy's books. dets are here. There are wonderful examples of the mysteries of color. I guess it really is a mystery of light and our eyes together. Like many books the real learning comes from doing the exercises. I'll be buying gouache. I'll need to learn how to pronounce it first!!
for Gail - the paisley fabric in the card trick quilt top is by Timeless Treasures pattern name Mirage. Actually all the fabrics in that quilt top except the solid black are from that line. HTH