Tuesday, January 17, 2017

It's the Small Things

It's been years since I have done any hand-quilting, but I am pleased that my skills are mostly intact. Very satisfied with how this quilting looks.

As of yesterday, I started the last class that will complete my Masters in Accounting (do I know how to party or what?). It's nice to have project to pick up when I can manage a quiet moment. That said, my brain is already clamoring to think up some new project. If I can just keep it from running amok in the next 7 weeks, then.....

Monday, January 9, 2017


After spending months, then years trying to renew my once intense interest in quilting, it was only after giving up on the idea entirely that I now find myself bitten with the art quilting bug. I pulled out a panel that I bought a year ago, and sandwiched it in preparation for hand-quilting.

The strange thing is that I am not really a fan of panels - but something about the colors and design of this one..... It's a Hoffman called Cityscape.

My intent is to hand-quilt so the individual buildings pop. I'm using a dark orange thread.

I've been looking at embellished art quilts online. These inspirations have caused my mind to wander.  A trip to Michael's did not help.

I'm not sure Cityscape will be enhanced with embellishments. It may be prettier without. But I'm thinking about attempting a Day of the Dead quilted skull. Now if I can just get it out of my head and into fabric.....