Headed to Paducah

Crescent View is on it’s way to Paducah for the show in late April.

In 2020 it was also juried into this show, but the show was cancelled – so here it goes again in 2022.

It’s nice to have the big quilt shows meeting again “in person”.  So far I haven’t attended, but maybe soon.

Color My World – done!

Color My World, pattern by Wendy Williams.

The Quilt Show.com posts a pattern each year, month by month.  I thought it might be fun to do this Block of the Month project.  Each month I would get a new section to work on, then put it away and work on other things I enjoyed the process.

Once it was done I decided to have a friend, long arm quilter, Susan from Top to Bottom Stitches quilt it for me.

Finish the UFOs

I’ve been working on those UFOs in my sewing room.  This one dates back at least 10 years.  Not my normal style…30s reproduction prints.

Below you will see the method I used to create the wedges and assemble them.  I’m working on quilting it now.

Christmas Tree Skirt for Capitol 2

Well it’s been quite a project.  My piece for the large skirt is complete and so are the others!  Here is a picture of the almost complete circle, it still needs binding sewn on…but it’s just about ready to go. Mine is just to the right of the bottom. Aren’t they all pretty!

There is also a 12′ skirt for another large tree, this one is made up of panels of forest service posters that have been printed on fabric.  Each panel also has a 9″ quilt block inset.  They are pretty simple, but look really great when all sewn together.

Capitol Tree Skirt

I finished my portion of the 15′ US Capitol tree skirt.  It has been fun to be a part of this project.

Once all of the pieces are finished, several quilters will gather and assemble the pieces together.  There are a variety of styles and subjects which will make up the whole.  The rules indicated that we depict “California” with no religious or political topics.

Of course, my favorite topic is redwood trees.  I decided to top mine off with a Christmas star.  I’ll show you how I designed that.

I drew out what I wanted the star to look like, transferred the shapes onto paper backed fusible and then appliqued to quilt top.

The chalk lines and masking tape indicate where the quilt will be cut to the proper size. Here is what it will look like.

Arcata Airport display

We had the opportunity, through the Redwood Art Assn, Eureka, to display some art at the airport.

My quilts: On Eagle’s Wings, Grandfather Giant, Sequoia Duck pond, and our Fiber Art Friends: Honey I Can’t Find my Earrings


U S Capitol Christmas Tree

I’m excited to be a part of making a tree skirt for the Christmas Tree for the US Capitol.

The Six Rivers Forest will contribute the tree and our guild will build the 15′ diameter tree skirt.

I’ll try to post progress pictures as we go along.  FUN


a new experiment

I’m trying something new.   Well, I’ve painted a quilt top before, but this one is on silk!

Yes, it’s a bit different, but I’m hoping it will be useable when the painting is done.

The subject is a bit weird too – it’s a last year’s artichoke flower…I found it in the garden before it was cleaned out this Spring, and it looked interesting to my eye.  Here are a couple of progress shots…more to come.



This is one of those pieces, that I put up on the shelf.  Yesterday, I pulled it out.  I’m working on the quilting today.