Blue Wave…

Blue Wave…

…but hoping for a Blue Tsunami. Blue Wave So often in these past 4-5 years something has happened in our country or in the world that makes me want to create things as a response to feelings of outrage. I’ve scrapped so many ideas that focused on negative...
Five Dresses

Five Dresses

Five Dresses I take such joy in repurposing fabric from clothing. I’ve used my downtime during the pandemic to clean out closets, “get real” about what I really like to wear and will be wearing in the future, and donating clothing to Goodwill for...
Art Swap – Mosaic Improv #2

Art Swap – Mosaic Improv #2

I just completed an art swap with a longtime friend of mine, Dan Gremminger. He admired an earlier version I made of this quilt design, and I been enjoying his Pop Portraits pixelated art series. We’ve mentioned it a few times over the years, but finally agreed...
Rug from Memory Quilt T-Shirt Scraps

Rug from Memory Quilt T-Shirt Scraps

I’m finally creating a project that’s been on my mind for years – making a crocheted rug from the leftover T-shirts from my kids’ memory quilts.  I collected their favorite outgrown shirts for years and for each kid made a T-shirt memory quilt...
Monterey Bay Colors

Monterey Bay Colors

A recent trip with family yielded much inspiration for quilting.  I couldn’t wait to get back home to start ripping up fabric strips from my stash to make something!  My husband, kids (both home from college for the weekend) and my brother, sister-in-law and...
Flaming Feminist

Flaming Feminist

Looking for something to put over the fireplace, I recently created this quilt from my vast collection of batik fabrics. I have a soft spot in my heart for those batiks. After I finished it I learned that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg claimed to be a “flaming feminist.”...
The Shirt Off His Back

The Shirt Off His Back

My New Year’s Resolution for 2018 was not to buy any new fabric and to focus on creating with only what I have on hand. I’ve mostly kept to that – and one that fills the bill is this one made from my husband’s shirts.  As we were cleaning out...
Fireworks

Fireworks

Keeping with my New Years Resolution to sew only what I have and NOT add more fabric to my hoard…I pulled out my technicolor scrap pile and created this quilt using foundation piecing. Not really having an overall plan or any idea how it would turn out, I must...

Hexagons

  I’ve had this beautiful panel of a Japanese print hanging around for a while and finally sat down to tackle the “one block wonder” technique. I’m happy with how it turned out but have no idea what to do with it. I only wish I had more of...
Parrot

Parrot

I made this colorful center medallion ages ago while playing with very small leftover scraps from two other quilts I had gifted to others. I liked it so much but kept putting off making anything with it as it felt too precious and I was waiting for just the right...
Quilt Melt

Quilt Melt

Woot! I’m very excited to have won 1st Place for Visual Impact for “Quilt Melt” in the New Quilts of Northern California exhibit at the Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF) 2017!