Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

More Circles: Work in Progress

More circles in progress. This is only just begun and many changes will be made as fabrics are auditioned, but I thought you might like to see it in its beginning stages. This is a class taught by my friend Barbara Nicholson of Mesa, AZ. It is based on Jane Sassaman's "Suns and Moons" and is similar to the quilt, "Circles of Friends", that I made earlier. Again I used my Accuquilt.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Gelli Print Valentine's Party

I hosted a Gelli Print Valentine's Day Party on my back patio in the beautiful Arizona sun. We had a"pitch-in" luncheon complete with cold cuts, a wonderful spinach salad, fresh fruit, cheese and crackers and cake for desert plus lots of other goodies. YumYum, but it was the gelli plate printing that was the most delicious (and I don't mean the eating kind)!  Fun, fun, fun!! Here's a photo of Cheryl G working on a design using the 12" x 14" (largest) gelli plate. 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Circles of Friends

This is my quilt for the big Arizona Quilters Guild show in Mesa at the end of March. I call it "Circles of Friends". Jane Sassaman taught this class at Bernina Connection several years ago. I wasn't able to take the class because I worked there and was scheduled to work that day. But I always loved her quilts, took subsequent classes from her at Road 2 California and at Quilting in the Desert, and always wanted to make this quilt. So now I have and it will be in the show.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Yellow is for Spring

Yellow is for Spring! Of course, spring starts earlier in Arizona. I'm told it was 8 degrees today in Indiana, and it was 85 degrees here.

Monday, February 2, 2015

"Sprouts" is complete!

Here is the completed "Sprouts". The binding is on. This is the quilt that my BFF Mary and I each did. Hers just rolled off the moving van in Indiana. Mary will begin to add her leaves and complete the stems soon. She got to see my quilted piece before she moved. We each designed similar quilts with black backgrounds and flowers cut with the Accuquilt. As usual, hats off to Sharon Brooks who machine quilted this for me.