It’s quilt show time again!


This year is the 10th anniversary for the Jefferson Quilt Show, called “Quilts on the Bayou.”  It will take place January 25-27, at the Jeffersonian Institute.  Here’s a link for full information.

I have entered the quilt shown above in the wall hanging category, because it is 33 inches square.  This is a different style for me than usual, rather modern looking, but I love the combination of bright colors against black.

Hope to see you there!

A Christmas quilt at last!

I have toyed with the idea of making a small Christmas quilt to hang here for years…but they all seemed too Christmas-y–something you would feel compelled to take down as soon as Christmas was over.  This is my version of a quilt featured on the Purl Bee blog, and I like the way it makes you think of Christmas trees, but then is still quite appropriate as winter continues on.  It is a scrap quilt, so I just brought out all my dark green scraps.  I did, however, purchase two fat quarters to add to the scraps, one of which is a batik fabric I chose to represent blue spruce trees:


That fabric reminds me of the blue spruce trees in the Sangre de Cristo mountains in New Mexico, where we used to visit every year.  They were a very distinct shade of blue, different from all the other pine trees.

I think this quilt turned out well, and it will be gracing the walls at least through February.


Fall has arrived!

P1010022 During a rare trip to a quilt store recently, I was waiting to check out. Nearby were some packages of pre-cut squares from Moda Fabrics, delicious fall prints. I thumbed through them and thought, “I can make a quickie wall quilt with these, and be ready for fall!” So into my basket it went. (I don’t think they put them near the cash register by accident. :-) So here is the final product, with small quilted motifs in the muslin squares: mushrooms, acorns, pumpkins, and leaves. Fall has arrived!