Pincushions

It’s been over a month since I last blogged. I have no big finishes to write about but quite a few bits and bobs. As part of a swap at the Boston Modern Quilt I made my first ever pincushion….

Justice for the 96

Justice for the 96 is my latest quilt. It was years in the making, something I had long wanted to do but it wasn’t until May of this year that I finally knew how to articulate my feelings, and even…

Fixing a quilting disaster

My excitement over finishing this quilt (the Technicolor Galaxy) was short-lived. I am glad that I followed the instructions to photograph it as soon as it was done and then wash it. The photos came out lovely, I must admit. But…

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…