Friday, September 30, 2005

t block making stars

I made this quilt from scraps-it is just a rail fence block made with 1 1/2 by 3 1/2 strips and two 1 1/2 inch squares on one side to make it into a t block, and 3 1/2 inch squares. I love how the stars pop out. I saw this quilt made with just 2 fabrics and on a much larger scale. I like the scraps (many from my floor...) and smaller scale.
I gave this to a friend who had a chimney fire--the quilt is ok, just a bit smokey. My sister had one of my quilts fall off the wall into her fireplace (at least that's her story!) I should warn people not to have my quilts in rooms with an open flame.

autumn stars

I had many wonderful brown large scale prints and put them with some corals to make this star quilt last winter.
Some blocks are low contrast and blend into the setting squares.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

squirrel protection

My favorite fall picture of Seth with his pumpkin in 2003. He and a neighbor decided to squirrel proof the jack-o-lantern with tooth picks--it didn't work.

Monday, September 26, 2005


My father-in-law's funeral was yesterday. His ashes were buried in the church gardens. They had to be in a biodegradable container, which was a simple cardboard box. I made a cloth cover with Irish Chain blocks and embroidered my Irish father-in-law's name on the top.
I did not photograph it--I liked that it served its outward appearance for the day, and now is in the ground, returning to the earth with the ashes.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

shawl ministry

Women from my church have a knitting group that has a shawl ministry. This spring we made shawls for women struggling with life issues and at risk of incarceration.
I am a very basic knitter, but it was good to add mine to the pile of beautiful shawls.