an evening’s work

I made a couple of things tonight.  First, this earbud case for Kate – the inside is bright red.  She had already filled it, so it is bumpy… And then a case for Rachel’s new computer.  The outside is heavy wool and pretty traditional, but those cats decided to play when she opens up the…

Dream City

December 2016 A couple of Christmas presents I just finished.  The first is for Dan to hang up at work.  The  boats are for Dad.  Each is about 8″ x 12″ with rings for hanging on the back.  Big quilts sitting upstairs that need to be sandwiched then quilted; a little distraction seemed to be…

For Gabe and Tiffany Burak – July 2, 2016

Gabe, who lived across the street from us for 20 years, is getting married next month.  He is a wonderful man – gentle, strong, straight-as-an-arrow, and we hope he and Tiffany will be happy for years to come!

For Elizabeth and Nate, finally!

Elizabeth and Nate were married last summer, and finally the quilt is done! Took longer than expected-always does. “Dreams Come True Under the Rainbow, Too”

For Anna’s birthday….

There are foxes all around our neighborhood, but they aren’t so stylishly attired…   I think the recommended names are Felix and Charlotte Fox, but she should be …Veronica Vixen!

Wedding Quilt for Hannah and Stephen

Hannah said she likes dark solids, so I chose these chambrays and solids in blues and purples, then added some Lotta Landsdotter prints to lighten it all up.  The back is french shirting fabric and double gauze.  The wonky crosses were echoed in the quilting, which is a giant wonky cross centered then quilted out…

A fabric bucket for J…

it is big -almost 15″ tall, and I reused some old old jeans from when the kids were little-er….

A scarf for Sue

I haven’t made something with a self-fringe before. It was a bit scary to unravel 4 rows and hope the rest stayed- and it did! I even added a scarf pin to keep it in place…

Dad’s 80th Birthday Quilt

For Dad’s birthday, I collected outlines of hands from Dory, kids, kids’ spouses, grandkids, and kids’ and grand kids’ significant others. After machine stitching the hands, I added stitched names and put them into a grid with “bow-ties” in the corners.  The backing is a lightweight chambray and the whole thing is quilted between the…