Archive for March, 2011

Quilty Visitors

March 15, 2011

There are some lovely quilts visiting my house today! I got my niece (who’s only a couple of years younger than I am, so she’s more like a sister) interested in quilting about 15 years ago.  Here are a couple of her recently completed quilts.

Gorgeous Crazy Eights by Bits ‘n Pieces quilt using Anna Maria Horner Good Folks:

And a yummy purple/lime/black & white flying geese star featuring some of my own favorite Jason Yenter dragonfly fabrics:

And a gorgeous scrap quilt she made for her daughter:

There’s also a visiting quilt-in-progress.  Larisa Key’s Fat Quarter Frolic in Patty Young’s Flora & Fauna:

Quilty visitors are always welcome to come play with fabric at my house!

Meanwhile, Back at Squint Central

March 12, 2011

The Life-Altering Hexie Quilt is coming along.

I never wanted to admit it, but this quilt is forcing me to come to terms with my middle-aged eyesight.  Ott Light and funky reading glasses to the rescue!  Anything to keep me from having to ask my kids to thread needles for me.

Shards

March 7, 2011

They’re up!  I have a little show going on at Greyhouse Coffee & Supply in West Lafayette, Indiana.

I’m glad they finally made it up there, because I was spending a little too much time with them and starting to doubt myself.  All it took was seeing them on display, and I fell in love in a whole new light.

This is the first time I have had anything on display (with the exception of the permanent installment of the West Lafayette Public Library’s Leaf Quilt) in 10 years.  It’s a little scary, but I’m really happy with the results.

My in-house graphic artist, Kiwibug, did a great job as usual on the promotional material.

Now I’m back to piecing little green hexies.  And I already have a concept for my next series work.  I might just be a quilter after all.