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 #6 Complete

“Teal Trials” is complete! I was happy to have several hours this afternoon and evening to concentrate on this. My goal was to finish today (since I didn’t get to finish it yesterday), so I can sleep well tonight. I originally started out with the fabric on the left. I wanted to see how many ways I could cut it up and create interesting graphic designs. When it seemed that … Continue reading

Push-up #6 progress

On Saturday, I had all day “just to quilt.” I had struggled with this piece on Friday, so I was not sure how I was going to proceed. What I actually ended up doing was write this blog post, unload the dishwasher, wash the dishes, organize the freezer, clean out the pantry, make a big pot of homemade soup, cook and shred 30 pounds of beef for lunch for the … Continue reading

Push-up #6 begun

I began Push-Up #6 during our little private retreat earlier this month. I’ve stabbed at it a little at a time over the past two weeks, between all the other holiday activities. I’d like to finish it by tomorrow, so I thought if I blogged about it, I’d be held accountable. It began with this Michael Miller “Ring Dot” fabric. I wondered how many different ways I could cut it … Continue reading