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.

Spring News

Today I was excited to see that my tiny quilt “Day in the Forest” was featured by the National Quilt Museum.

Day in the Forest nqm









A Day in the Forest quilt: This tiny quilt was made as a donation to the Studio Art Quilt Association and traveled extensively to various places and shows.  It was chosen to be part of a further donation to the National Quilt Museum.  It is an honor to have it there.

The picture is one taken when my husband and I walked through the Arcata Redwood Forest.  It was a walk specifically done looking for quilt inspiration.

Fall of 2020

Oh, my – haven’t we had a challenging year!?  I hope you have been producing lots of new projects and enjoying the “at home” time with your family.

I’ve made 3 quilts during this Covid at home time.









the 2 art quilts were commissioned pieces and the Irish chain was made from blue and white scraps.  I’m trying to keep busy.

Blessings to you! – enjoy your day