Friday, April 4, 2014


I spent two weeks in March at an intensive composition workshop with Nancy Crow. I love these workshops.... the days are long, I usually started at 7:30 am and worked until 10:30 pm when I'd start to make bad decisions or no decisions.
We spent two days making tiny compositions, mine turned out to be 15" x 15", and they were larger than many from other students.
Unruly Umbrellas. 15" x 15"

Then I spent 5 days on this...
10% to 90%  60" x 72"
Nancy said I should keep making quilts because I am tall!

Then I spent two days making this:
The Joke's On You   40" x 36"

It was one of my favourites. The next project took me the rest of the second week, two and a half days, and I didn't get it finished which is just as well because it went in a direction I didn't like. I won't be finishing it, but I will save some elements from it and move on.

Harlequin. Unfinished
Two weeks of intense patch-working, creating and learning with 22 serious artistic people (who are a lot of fun) is my idea of a good time!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Just Looking

I went looking through my iPhoto to see if I had something inspiring to post here. I found a photo of eggs that I shot at my friend's house. Aren't they beautiful?

That be some happy chickens that make these eggs. Yup.

And then I saw this in-progress shot of Kerri's quilt. I'm making it for Kerri as a trade for the most beautiful red sweater that she is knitting for me. Kerri is really good at knitting!
I have now finished the quilt top, pieced the backing and chosen the binding. Its all folded up waiting for me to go get the batting and put it all together. I'll show you later how it turns out!