The Chilean arpilleras

Some of you already know that I am spending some time in Chile this summer learning about an art form which developed in Santiago, Chile, during the years of the Pinochet dictatorship. At a time when censorship was everywhere and…

Victory at last

What did I tell you ? The moment the last lesson of the Technicolor Galaxy was posted I attacked it ferociously and didn’t stop until I finished it. There was a lot of trimming, 49 blocks, to be exact, had…

The Circle Skirts

Spring cleaning has its advantages.  All of a sudden I had the urge to purge and tidy my “sewing” closet. I was sick of seeing the same fabrics around and not doing anything with them. For example, a few years…

Small Distractions

Today I’ll show you a little experiment with dye I had long waited to make. All my American friends had at some point in their lives played with dyes, most of them report having made tie-dye shirts when younger. Alas, even my…

Photos from the Boston Show

Last month the Boston Modern Quilt Guild hosted their annual show in Natick. I went a few times and every time I discovered new things in those quilts. Here are some photos of some I liked. First of all the…

Waiting for further instructions

When I started the Technicolor Galaxy I was already behind a few months, but I had set my own (slow) pace and was in no hurry to catch up with others. Little did I know that this Block of the…

Fixing a sippy cup disaster

You may remember the Paris bag, which I made about 3 years ago (boy, how time flies) as a request from my mother in law. At the time she had a handbag which she loved and was looking to replace, so she…