Quilters Lead Pieceful Lives.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Rain Forest

This is a companion piece to "Over By The Pond".  It is for the new granddaughter of our friends Mardelle and Jim. Check it out!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Bento Box Table Runner

This is the project that my students make in my quilt class!
It is a table runner using the "Bento Box" pattern.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Paschke Homage - Hot Fax

The late Ed Paschke is my favorite artist. For 4 decades he created stunning pieces with brilliant colors and shapes. Click here to see his collected works.

This piece is dedicated to his memory. It is an attempt to capture those colors and the often jarring juxtaposition of objects that characterized his art.

The original "Hot Fax" is pictured below.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Lattice Be Happy

This quilt is a wedding gift for Rob and Jolene. Hence the name!
Like looking through a slatted window at a beautiful Japanese garden.
Peaceful, calm, relaxing. Be Happy!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Jungle Stars Part 3

Whimsical jungle creatures prance around in this baby quilt. This is the fourth quilt for this family, joining "Jungle Stars Part 2", "On the Go!", and "Under the Sea".

Friday, May 9, 2008

More Aprons

Gee! These make wonderful gifts! Checkemout!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Bug Bag

A very cute bag....for a very cute niece on her 8th birthday!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Landscapes I and II

Two twin-sized bed covers. Designed as a stylized landscape (water, vegetation, earth, sky). The quilts can be put side-to-side in either order and are not meant to be exact mirror images of each other. View.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


Had a request from a certain daughter to make an apron suitable for her culinary creations. So I did (and 2 more for her friends). Voila!

Thursday, February 28, 2008


This triptych was specifically designed to go on a large wall of the summer home of friends of ours in Port Townsend (Olympic Peninsula), Washington. The house is surrounded by nature: trees, flowers, mountains, a lake, and the sky. The colors and textures of the panels (30", 24", and 18" wide from left to right) were chosen to reflect these elements. The "latitudes" themselves show how these elements both blend and have their own distinct character, and go on to infinity. While the picture of the 3 panels shown here (click) gives one the physical view, the actual quilts are best seen from about 10' - 15' away.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Tote Bag #2

Another really cute (and functional) tote. Find it in the folder "Other Non-quilted Items".

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Tropical Breeze

How unusual! A baby quilt made with Batiks! But why not? I used the colors of the rainbow (well, 6 of them) in light and dark shades for each. Each of the 12 squares has a light and dark pair (or dark and light) starting with the center block, and then other light / dark complimentary colors. The binding is made from strips of all 12 fabrics. Time to click!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Mauve Bag

Another striped bag....this one is for my Aunt Elynor.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Tote Bag #1

OK....yes...this is not a quilt, nor is it even quilted at all! But people have been asking for strong tote bags and I was given this pattern so I made it.
It is really easy and quick (only 7 pieces!), has 2 big pockets, and is strong enough to hold books, a lap top, or lots of sewing supplies (but not your machine!).
Click here or find it in the folder "Other Non-quilted Items".