Push-up Series so far

I wanted to look at all of the Push-up series at once, so I thought I would do a short blog on them. For those who are new to my blog, my idea of a “push-up” is taking the opportunity to explore an idea without expecting to create a masterpiece. It is a relaxed approach. It’s low risk. I don’t worry about failure. I just try to enjoy the process. … Continue reading

Review of 2013

My family

It’s nice to look back and reflect a bit, so here’s my short review of 2013. Thankfully it was a bit less eventful than 2012. There were several things I split my attention between. I spent quite a bit of time speaking and teaching at numerous quilt guilds across the country. Sweet hubby and I traveled to California, Des Moines, Decatur, and all over Ohio. I’ve included the long trips … Continue reading

Push-up #3: WIP

Stacy made a comment today and said she wished I had included work in progress photos of Push-up #3: Requisite Red. I totally forgot to include those! But I did take a few, so I thought I’d share them now. In this first picture you can see how I slapped my little Log Cabin seedlings on my design wall. They were a little more haphazard at first, but they were … Continue reading

Push-up 4: Untitled at present

Saturday was a wonderful day because I had a good number of hours to work uninterrupted. Choosing the colors and stitching the strips are not tasks that are too difficult. My problem comes with the next stage: figuring out what to do with those strips. I pushed them around on my design wall for quite a while until I had the nerve to take one and cut it in half. … Continue reading

Where to go next?

With a bow to you red-lovers (you know who you are, Sharon!), after Push-up #3 I was ready to move to some colors I was a bit more comfortable with, without defaulting to blue, of course. I saw a cool photo of a weathered, wooden fence that had turned beautiful shades of gray, and along the top edge it was covered with bright green moss. I started with some of … Continue reading