Saturday, February 28, 2015


This quilt was started last year in a Light Up Your Landscape class with Gloria Loughman.

Most of the time was spent on getting those sky/background squares arranged and stitched down.  Painting on fabric (the water) was new to me also.  My water fabric was a blue stripe'ish.  Adding the paint in certain spots enhanced the sunset.

I used Gloria's method for facing, rather than binding.  That tiny inner border turned out just right with her method.

My computer screen isn't doing this wall hanging justice, as far as colors go.

I doubt I'll use this technique again, but always learning, and happy to be out of my box for a bit.

Thursday, February 26, 2015


This quilt is finished!  It is made from signature squares from a 2010 swap on the Dear Jane Alternate yahoo group.

It's fun looking at these, and revisiting my online and in person friends who participated.

I'm entering this quilt in our show in the group quilt category.  It's the first time we have had a category for quilts made by more than three people.

I hope we continue this category, because I have many quilts made from swap blocks.

Before it would have had to go in the collaborative category, which includes all the quilt tops made by one person and then quilted by someone else -- a very different category to me.

Thursday, February 19, 2015


I'm trying to decide how I'd like to set my rows.  This will be a wall hanging so size/shape doesn't matter.  I'm thinking about this, using the gold checks at the bottom for sashing.  Or maybe a narrow black sashing first.

Thoughts?  Ideas welcome.  Thanks.

Sunday, February 15, 2015


What a fun day I had yesterday!  I took Mark Lupinski's Throw Me a Curve Class.  Our venue was the beautiful classroom at Wandering Stitches, one of my favorite LQSs.  They are near the Orlando Airport and a must see for quilting tourists.

In the morning we all made the same blocks, yes even curves.  With Mark's easy method we ALL were successful with no pins, no glue.  Just do it!

In the afternoon we played with various layouts for the blocks.  Fun, fun!  I'll let the pics speak for themselves.

Classes at Wandering Stitches always include coffee and donuts, as well as a lovely lunch!

Here's Mark working on my layout.  Wandering Stitches has these super design walls all around the room.

One Gal being crowned Queen of Curves!  She finished first and won a Side Winder.

We all received a set of Aurifil thread in varying weights to try out.

Mark is just getting back in the swing of things following a kidney transplant.  I'm so happy to have had this chance to play with him!