December fun

I’ve enjoyed having quilts in several places this fall.

Two quilts at the Redwood Regional Airport – in McKinleyville, Ca; several at the Clarke Museum in Eureka, Ca; and I just brought home one from the Redwood Art Association Exhibit, in Eureka, CA.  It won 3rd place.  Always nice to have positive feedback.

“Avenue of the Giants”


Things are good here, fall leaves everywhere and rain – which is always a blessing.

Completed the Sequoia Trails quilt.  It was nice to do something kind of different.  I also was glad to get a ribbon at Pacific International on the Old Round Barn.

sequoia trail

Looking forward to the Holiday celebrations…won’t be long now.

Quilt Show

October 13 – 16 at Santa Clara Convention Center, Ca.  These two will be part of the show.

Golden Memories, and Old Round Barn.

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 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