Squares

Years ago, in the midst of making quilts and showing them at quilt shows in Michigan, my quilt shop owner friend told me that none of my pieces were recognizable as “mine” because I didn’t have a theme, I wasn’t working around one style but exploring all that I could. The woman that ran the…

Get Creative

On Christmas Day I dyed the fabric I’d recently purchased. This is a more loosely woven fabric than I had been using. I switched because trying to needle through that cotton poplin I had was difficult. Even quilting by machine, I struggled with it. I think it’s not going to matter because the results on…

Color

This fabric makes me deliriously happy. Look at the colors! This was done by placing a piece of cloth in a container and then sprinkling the dye over it. Then, instead of pouring soda ash water over the dye, I sprayed it on with a spray bottle. Then I had to flip the cloth over…

Attitude

All my life, for as long as I can remember, I have had an attitude. Sometimes a good one, sometimes a horrible one. My most startling memories of my attitudes are in connection to those awful things called jobs. I have never ever as long as I worked, had a job I liked. At least…

OMG WTH …………

I can drive my son over the edge. He’s there today. I’ve heard “you have to be patient” so many times in the last 1.5 hours I may have to beat him over the head with my iPad and iPhone. I had a brilliant idea this morning. Take photos of my fabrics I dyed Monday…