Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Winter is really flying by - no I mean that! Temperatures have been very mild (for northern Wisconsin) and there is just enough snow for outdoor fun.  Of course, winter is not over yet....

What am I working on?  All of the pattern drawings and diagrams for my book (88 pages of them) are being proofed by one of my quilting friends.  All the text has already been proofed by my sis Ellen, and I've made all those changes and corrections.  And I've been changing and editing as I think of things.  It's always on my mind as I'm working on projects.

American Quilters Society, my publisher, will need to have all of my quilts for photography while they are working on my book.  So, I'll be left quilt less!  I need to replenish my inventory, like right away!

A few projects I'm working on:

"Carla Rose and Katy Marie" (one block shown here)

"Blue Camellia" (small portion shown here - it is pin basted and ready to machine quilt)

"Dresden Basket"  (class project  for beginning machine applique - also pin basted and ready to quilt)

On the runway waiting to take off - One of the blocks is a wool pillow which I hand appliqued.  I took a photo, imported it to my Electric Quilt program, added borders and here's a look, albeit a bit distorted, I just love it.

"Birds of Happiness"  Finished priority Alzheimer's project quilt and part of our applique group project:

And finally, I am planning to do a quilt display at the Mercer Public Library for the entire month of March to celebrate National Quilting Day which is March 17.  This day is sponsored by The National Quilting Association

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Flower Power

I haven't seen this quilt, my original design and one of my favorites, for some time, but it was just returned to me. Quilter's Newsletter has held it hostage while creating a pattern to present as a series quilt in their magazine, starting with the April/May 2012 issue.  If you don't subscribe, it would be a good time to do so.  You'll get the entire pattern for this quilt.