Getting back in to the swing

I’m busy getting back in the swing of things! The first good news to share is that two of my secret quilts (ones I can’t show you yet) have been juried into a special exhibit called Circular Abstractions that Nancy Crow is putting together! My experimental quilt shown to the left was the first in this series, so it is similar in some ways, but these two new quilts pushed … Continue reading

Review of 2014

Introducing Hazel Rinoa

I can’t believe it is already the end of 2014! This has been a busy, eventful year for our family. Being “Mimi” means a lot of quilt making gets put on hold temporarily so I can focus completely on little Hazel, but I expect in the coming year things should start balancing out more. Here are a few of the bright spots for 2014. Click the caption for the full … Continue reading

UFO no more!

Foreign Language #2 by Maria Elkins

Another UFO — no more!!! Somehow, finishing this piece seems like a major accomplishment. Of course, you realize, I’m using the term “finished” in the sense that the quilt top is finished, but it’s still just a top. I’m not sure I can even use the term “quilt top” since it isn’t quilted! So technically, some would say it’s still a UFO but I don’t care. I’ll consider this finished … Continue reading

Transforming UFOs

I’m still working on this UFO, although I haven’t had too much time to work on it the last two days. It does appear that I am making progress on transforming this from a “UFO” to a completed project. Here’s where it stands right now. I think I have three sections left to design and then I can finish sewing the whole thing together. At this rate, maybe another day … Continue reading

Attacking another UFO

another UFO

Here’s another UFO (un-finished object) that I’ve decided to attack. It is from a June 2012 Nancy Crow workshop. Nancy calls these “bull’s eye quilts.” This one is so big it doesn’t fit my design wall. Each of those sections are 20″ square. I’m taping the top ones to the storage boxes that sit on top of my cabinets, and half of the ones on the left hang off the … Continue reading

Nancy Crow workshop: lines and curves, days 3, 4 and 5

We spent the better part of three days on our final, big project. We each made sixteen 20″ square quarter circles, which will eventually come together as an 80″ by 80″ quilt. Basically, we were supposed to take everything we learned and we could do anything we wanted with all that. She wanted us to be bold, creative, and imaginative. It’s funny how hard that really is! I started by … Continue reading