Monday, August 31, 2015

quilt studio visit

Recently I was interviewed for a video segment on The Quilt Show. It will be a feature focusing on a quilter's studio visit at home. A photo crew came to my little 800 sq ft apartment in Washington DC and taped the segment that will appear sometime in late 2015 or in 2016. As soon as I know when I'll let you know. Here is a photo sent to me...taken during the photo taping. I have permission to share.

Friday, August 28, 2015

A doggone quilt

Do you know what happens when you gift your children with quilts? They end up in all kinds of places. My second daughter, Ellen, has 3 dogs, all rescues. One from a fire, the others from living as "dumpster dogs", a term for abandoned dogs found eating out of dumpsters. Some kind person found them and took them to a shelter. The rescue people know my daughter is a softie so she adopted them. Here they are living a luxurious life....on one of my quilts!
Look at the bottom right corner, this is a Log Cabin quilt made years ago before I invented my Log Cabin Trim Tools by Creative Grids©. Wimby is on the left, she contracted an infection while living in the dumpster and she is blind. Next to her is Winston, named for Winston Churchill. He was just 6 lbs and ost nearly all his hair from malnutrition. He's now well fed and beautiful and healthy. At the back is Woody, short for Woodrow (named for president Woodrow Wilson) and rescued from the fire. I am happy to share one of my quilts with 3 little guys who are now loved and cared for by their new human parents. 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Curvy Creativity

Curvy rocks! Look at the two new Cut Loose Press patterns for the Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tools. I think these rulers can go on and on. There are so many ways to put the blocks together. Your only limitation is your own imagination. Of course, if you just want to get down and get sewing try making these projects with precuts. Fascination used 2.5" precut strips and Roundabout is cut from a stack of 10" layer cake squares. Both quilts are designed by Camilla Quilts. Look for the patterns at your local quilt store.
Roundabout using 6" Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tool and 10" Layer Cake squares.
Fascination using 8" Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tool and (24) 2.5" strips.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Aussie Babies - American Quilt

Several months ago I posted two almost identical quilts that my friend, Michele Corliss, was taking to Australia as gifts for her new twin granddaughters. I made the quilts and they were my gift to Michele for being such a good help to me when I moved from Georgia to DC.

Today Michele sent me this picture of the quilt on the grass at a playground in Australia. I am not sure which if this circle of infants is the real owner of the quilt, but they are so cute, each and every one of them. You can barely see the quilt under all the cuteness of the little ones. It is the first Log Cabin quilt I made after I designed my first trim tool.