New Project

My mind and my hands cannot be still for very long. For weeks now I have been planning to make a cover for my fireplace mantle that had a painted elephant on it. Yesterday I began the project by drawing¬†out the design. My life has been so filled with stress for the past 12 years…

Heart Quilt Journey

It all started with an idea. I had a desire to create a quilt that was different from the traditional style quilts that I had been making my whole life. I was bored with flat designs and I abhor all over quilting with the same pattern that flattens the whole quilt into a thoughtless mess.…

The Finishing Touches

Yesterday I put the finishing touches on the heart quilt. I trimmed off the excess batting & backing and added a binding. Today I hand washed the quilt in the bath tub, rinsed it really well, squeezed out the excess water and stretched it to dry. Tomorrow, it should still be a bit damp still,…

Moving right along…

Yesterday was a peaceful day filled with decluttering, cleaning and sewing. I was able to remove all the white thread from my mistake the day before and re-quilt the area using the intended colors. Once that was finished I moved on to one side of the quilt. This time I am playing it safe and…