Sunday, March 12, 2017

I haven't posted in a while, as I am very busy selling my home in Loveland,CO!!!  And I must tell you selling one's home is awful!!!!! You have to keep the house clean and NO TIME TO MAKE A MESS IN ONE'S STUDIO, UGH!
But I am also busy packing up my studio, trying very hard to pack only the stuff I may not immediately need. And of course when one cleans up, one finds some really good stuff. In my case I found some strata. This strata was constructed from those great  jelly rolls. My jelly roll was one that was cut 2 1/2" wide, and I had cut the wonderful coordinated colorful strips into 1 1/2" and 1" strips. And I had made  strata with the 1 1/2" strips as well as a strata from the 1" wide strips. So what a nice find - two small strata already sewed ready to play!!!!!
Well, as of late I find myself somewhat fascinated with the Modern Quilts. While writing my latest book "Double Vision" I have kept a watchful eye on these wonderful quilts. And since I like the emphasizes on color and the fact that they all seem to display a lot of negative space, (perfect for quilting) I need not tell you I think I am hooked. Their somewhat simplistic designs really interest me a lot.
I will post some of my quilts here and see if you do not agree they are so much fun!
So here is the quilt top I created from these strata pieces and a wonderful background fabric that was white with silver alphabet letters printed on top. I had a ball.

Modern Quilts

MODERN QUILTS: I have not posted in quite a while. Right now my lovely home in Loveland, CO is on the market! After about 18 years it is time for a change. Selling ones home is not fun, in fact trying to keep it clean and pristine, just cuts into your creative time.  But since I am trying to pack up my studio somewhat by packing the things I I may not immediately need, I found a real bonus. Sometime ago after receiving a wonderful jelly roll, I had cut the 2 1/2" strips into 1 1/2" and 1" strips and proceeded to make two small strata one with the 1 1/2" strips and one with the 1" strips. Ready made strata what a find, I could actually "play" without making too much of a mess in the studio. But let's back up a while.  During the writing my book Double Vision I had created two Modern Quilts and I have really enjoyed that procedure even more than I thought I would. The modern quilts to me are all about color, a lot of negative space (too quilt appropriatly!) and simplicity. So here are the two quilts from that publication:

I had so much fun, that when my grandson went to college I decided to give him a Modern Quilt for his room: 

And here is the quilt I have created from the Jelly roll strata it is not completed but here are pictures of the quilt top.  

Monday, July 11, 2016

July 11, 2016 Very exciting day!!!!
Exciting day today as I received the New books from C&T this weekend and today I have mailed them to all who contributed to the book as well as all who Pre-ordered this book in advance. Keep an eye on that mail man so you too can see the Double Vision Quilts book in person. Thank you, thank you all friends and quilters for your contribution to this book. I am so lucky, really for all your creativity and workmanship. Wow, thanks.
As we were getting the books labeled, signed and packaged it was raining here in Montana big time, usually in July we are on the bot on the lake all the time, soaking up the sun and the scenery, this year as you can see we woke up to snow accross the lake and on the surrounding mountains....WHAT? Didn't nature get the message that it is JULY!!! I am sharing some of the pictures with you,

Sunday, June 19, 2016

June 2016 Monte Vista CO

Two day class "Double Vision" with the San Luis Quilters Guild in Monte Vista. I has a wonderfu time with these wonderful, fun and creative quilters. And let's not forget two days of the best pot luck lunches I have ever had. And we all know that besides quilting my favorite pass time is....eating! Thank you all for making these last couple of days so much fun and I hope we will meet again, please let me hear from you and show me pictures of the completed quilts.

Friday, October 9, 2015

The Main House in Kerrville, TX across from best store ever: Creations.

We started the class on Sunday afternoon about 4 PM. and continued after supper to get everyone started on their new projects. And we finished the class about 4 PM on Wednesday. Wow, they got so much accomplished it is amazing. The classroom is probably the best, a u-shapes workstation for each student, a portable design wall about 4 by 8 for each student as well as some oversized ironing boards, oversized cutting tables were available. Didn't they just create some awesome pieces. Thank you Julie, Kathy and Barbara and thank you all students I just loved every minute of it, now it is back to work at home, ugh, wish I was still there. Thanks to some of you, I have so many new ideas swirming in my head. (Barbara and Kate!) Coming home from airport was greeted by awesome sunset, saying welcome home.

I will be good for the next 6 months creating. :-)
Here are some pictures to share

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Class at Empty Spools Seminars, Asilomar, Pacific Grove, CA

Finally a moment to share with every one the awesome, awesome class at Asilomar. Our class was Fractured Curves and we had a ball. I would love to share some of the pictures of students work towards the end of the seminar, and almost everyone was done with the top. Here are just some of the pictures. Thank you all awesome, awesome students you sure made me look good. Are they just awesome even at this stage???? Wait to see them when they have completed them and added their embellishments. I can hardly wait.