Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Beyond the Lines

Beyond the Lines:
Quilting Designs for Hand, Machine, and Longarm Quilting

will be released at the end of March 2009!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


We had a spot of sun today so I was able to photograph finish number thirteen!

It's a wedding quilt in search of a wedding. Any young men preparing to propose?

Friday, March 13, 2009

Shop Hopping

Today was day one of the Connecticut/New York Shop Hop. I was at the Quilt Basket.

The place was definitely hopping. They had some gorgeous new quilts:

And a display of my new book:

I'm having a significant birthday in 54 days and after today I'm feeling my soon-to-be age!!! I must admit that I'm done for and heading to the couch for some pre-bed napping hand-sewing.

When all is revealed.....

Answers to the questions in my last post:

1. Who was that woman?

That woman was Fiona Santoianni. She's a graphic designer (book production). And a friend.

2. What is she holding?

She was holding a disc containing the file for MY NEW BOOK!

3. Why is she on my blog?

Because I wanted to show you all how beautiful she is. And tell you about my new book.

And Fiona.... I'm not taking down your photo just yet. Sorry.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Returning the Favor

1. Who is this woman?

2. What is she holding?

3. Why is she on my blog?

The answers to 1 and 2 will be fully explained soon. The answer to number 3: Because she's sitting at her computer waiting to see when I'll upload this. And because she took the photo of me that I use online.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Friday finish -- Gretchen's quilt?

Stash added this week: 0
Stash added this year: 2 yards
Stashed used this week : 8 yards
Stash used this week: 80 yards

Monday, March 02, 2009

Twelve Finished Quilts

Another flame-inspired graduation quilt. This one is for the king of all video games:

In case you think that this is a repeat post, check the binding. This binding is black, and the last was white. And buckle up.... there are several more of these quilts waiting to be finished.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

But these go to eleven

If you've ever seen fabric that is loud, be sure that I'm in love with it. I have a collection of fabric in colors that make others shrink back in terror. I dove into that pile for my new pocketbook:

It's large enough for file folders and magazines, but I since I hand-stitched the handles in place, I'm trying to travel light with this new bag.

The bias trim doesn't lay as flat as I'd like, I may remove and redo it later. I did the quilting on my new Janome 6600. As a longarm quilting teacher, I haven't machine quilted for years and years. Since this project was small and all straight lines, I thought I'd give my Janome a try. And I would definitely do the next one on my longarm, in case you wonder.

Finish ELEVEN, done!