................................We are 8 quilters inspiring and challenging each other while having loads of fun playing in fabric!..........

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

December Swap

Oh, my Swap Partner Shelly sent me the most beautiful and wonderful piece of all!  Beaded and triangulated it is so beautiful.

The picture really does not show the work with the beads and all the crystals.  Each triangle is totally beaded all the way around!  And the whole thing shimmers when you move it! 

Thank you, and to answer your question:  YES!  I love it!

glen:  Definitely!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

January challenge

I have not forgotten I am January. Now that Dutch has crossed that rainbow bridge to meet his best friend Bonnie Doon, my life is much less complicated. January is a new beginning, a fresh start. It is the first of twelve. The expectation is lots of promise through the next eleven. Think of words and things with which you can express that feeling.

More next week, enjoy the holidays my friends.

Come back excited!

Love, glen and the two lonely little Bassets

Fabulous FIVE!

It looks wonderful from ANY angle!!!!

And is hanging now
proudly on my kitchen wall....
so I can gaze on it ALL day long!!

Thank you BRENDA for all the loving stitches you put into this beauty!

Friday, December 9, 2011

My wonderful tree

Isn't she beautiful!  Look at all those tiny pieces.  Look at the wonderful hand quilting.  The border is to die for.  I love my tree.  Thank you so much Beth.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Fabulous tree!

I got Margaret's fabulous challenge quilt yesterday
and it's already hanging in my front hall.

She had posted little peeks earlier, but it is sooooo great in person

with all those little bits and pieces in it, the rick rack, and the sequins,
and I love the zig zag quilting in the background.

Thanks so much for the great swap, and all the extra goodies.

I finished Beth's quilt last night.
Here's a little taste before it goes off in the mail.
Merry Kaffe-mas!

Monday, December 5, 2011


I didn't have to stalk my PO man, he showed up bright and early today, with a box that maybe should have said, "don't open til xmas!"

What a gift!  Thanks GLEN! Check out the sweet trees around the basket!!

A few triangles over here

I've seen some great trees growing on this blog already
So yesterday, I planted a few of my own.

Stay tuned.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

To and From

My little triangle tree quilt for Margaret was so much fun to make. Have been wanting to quilt with silk for a long time. Never channel quilted in triangles before, so this was new territory for me. Have to say I was a little nervous about joining this very creative group, but I am enjoying the freedom and the challenges so far.

And I am also enjoying V's triangle trees! That little beaded red one is my favorite, of course, but they are all so utterly charming. And the hand embroidered chain stitching is delightful. Love the red checked border, too. Reminds me of my husband's favorite shirt. Oh, I really get so sentimental at Christmas. Thank you, Victoria!!! Your work is now on my front door for all to see....

Helen rcvd her's yesterday!

I gave Helen her SWAP yesterday at our MOD guild meeting... She was showing her fabulous swap for Margaret, so i gave hers then too.. all swap swap, and smiles! ;-)

Dec Challenge

Yesterday Helen brought this simple, elegant 11.5" creation to the NYC Metro Mod Guild Meeting as her Show & Tell.
She then presented it to me for our pass it forward holiday exchange.
Thanks, Helen!

Friday, December 2, 2011

A Sneak Peak

Today, I got a chance to work on my little quilt for Shelly.  I made some fabric in three values.  I wanted to see if I could create a little depth.  I also did some foundation piecing once I got the fabric made.  I am still learning how to make my own foundation designs from my designs.  This one worked pretty well.  Now, I have some borders to add and a little applique to do. 

Last Take on Card Trick

I think I'm finished ... backed, self-binding, quilted ... maybe a little more quilting here & there as I study it from time to time. I took this as one project on a weekend away in PA with some quilting friends. All were quite complimentary on the piece but I found it interesting when someone asked, What are you going to do with it? And my response was, I don't know ... it was just a challenge. Two people voiced their opinion that they would never embark on making a quilt with no purpose in mind. I explained that it was the process, the making of it that intrigued me. I don't think they understood.

triangle tree swap

Got mailed.  But I stood in line at the post office and thought, Wow......I totally forgot to take pictures of the finished product.......duh!

So it will arrive! Unphotographed in its entirety.

Hope you like it!