Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts

My new book, Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts, is in line for printing with a due date of February, 2011. I can hardly wait to show you the projects inside! If the proofs are any indicator, C&T Publishing has done another bang up job. (They always make me look good.)

Beginning next week, Tuesday, December 7, I’d like to give you a special treat. Each week I’ll post a project from the book and talk a little about the design, construction, and stitching of the project. These are all house quilts or at least abode related. And although I wanted to call the book “Stitch the House Down”, I’m pretty sure Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts is a worthy title. So please return next week for our first episode of Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts, the story of a young quilter with a needle and a dream!

Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts

My new book, Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts, is in line for printing with a due date of February, 2011. I can hardly wait to show you the projects inside! If the proofs are any indicator, C&T Publishing has done another bang up job. (They always make me look good.)

Beginning next week, Tuesday, December 7, I’d like to give you a special treat. Each week I’ll post a project from the book and talk a little about the design, construction, and stitching of the project. These are all house quilts or at least abode related. And although I wanted to call the book “Stitch the House Down”, I’m pretty sure Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts is a worthy title. So please return next week for our first episode of Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts, the story of a young quilter with a needle and a dream!

Back in the Studio Again!

For the past week I’ve actually been working on a large quilt! (By large I mean over 40″ square.) It seems the more I travel and teach the fewer big quilts I have time to make. But my goal this winter is to produce something large. When I’m working large, the studio becomes piles of stuff piled upon piles of stuff.

Meanwhile, I still need some small pieces to hand embroidery on in the evenings. Here we have another in the Weezie’s Wildflowers series (#11). It measures about 8″ x 8″ and was delight to make. We should all be embroiderers. The world would be a better place.

Back in the Studio Again!

For the past week I’ve actually been working on a large quilt! (By large I mean over 40″ square.) It seems the more I travel and teach the fewer big quilts I have time to make. But my goal this winter is to produce something large. When I’m working large, the studio becomes piles of stuff piled upon piles of stuff.

Meanwhile, I still need some small pieces to hand embroidery on in the evenings. Here we have another in the Weezie’s Wildflowers series (#11). It measures about 8″ x 8″ and was delight to make. We should all be embroiderers. The world would be a better place.

Gone to a Good Home

Sometimes you meet people that are just good people. And so you are happy that they want to take your artwork home with them. I want to thank Cara Gulati (author of Curves for Cowards) for adding  my Small World quilts to her collection. (Small World #10, above and Small World #9 below.)

Her art work is bright and refreshing. And Cara gives workshops, has a pattern line, and self-publishes books on how to create her curvy kinda quilts. She also has great taste.

Gone to a Good Home

Sometimes you meet people that are just good people. And so you are happy that they want to take your artwork home with them. I want to thank Cara Gulati (author of Curves for Cowards) for adding  my Small World quilts to her collection. (Small World #10, above and Small World #9 below.)

Her art work is bright and refreshing. And Cara gives workshops, has a pattern line, and self-publishes books on how to create her curvy kinda quilts. She also has great taste.