Sunday, October 29, 2017


This turned out nicely.  I really like it and it makes a good snuggle since I enlarged the pattern to 72x72 inches.  I enlarged it by adding a wider margin of black around the edges but I also bought a charm pack of the same woolies fabric.  I cut each one in half so the pieces were 2.5 x 5 inches and added this extra bit onto the end pieces of the matching fabric.  You can see the difference by comparing the original pattern below to mine above.

Kitty first checks the patterning to see if it has been done correctly, then thinks about it and decides to clean her toes.

Other than finishing this quilt, I have not been busy.  I have been puttering around, playing computer games-I have a whole collection of these mostly puzzle adventure sort, more cerebral than action oriented.  I finished the Hygge shawl I was crocheting.  My daughter Mary is returning to India and is taking the the shawl as a gift for her yoga teacher.  It gives me no end of pleasure and satisfaction to think of this piece of work assuming its own future in the east.  Who knows what will happen to it, whose life it will pass through, and what lands it might see.  

Two of my quilts have also begun their own voyages.  I donated these 2 quilts to the National Quilt Museum in Paducah for their annual fundraising auction.  Where they went, I do not know but I wish them well.  Quilters whose quilts are accepted for auction receive a little gift which is the little commemorative  plaque celebrating 25 years.

Here is what I will be working on this week: 

This will be a free motion quilt project.  The dragon fly is from Edith Choiniere.  She has a free motion pattern  each month which you can download for free for that month only.  Her site is:  I shrunk the dragonfly motif about 50% and am designing a world for it to live in of water and water plants.  I have some iridescent turquoise and purple metallic thread for the dragonfly and some 100 wt silk thread for the vegetation.  I am thinking also of very faintly washing the vegetation with green and brown.   But faintly as the main event is the dragonfly.

An image from my walk on the wild side:

A beautiful thing to delight and enchant our eyes and selves.
And last but certainly not least is our moment of Zen:

This is not an exquisite oriental ink painting but rather a photograph of the sun as viewed through burned tree branches and smoke filled skies during the California wildfires in Santa Rosa Oct 9.  

So......this has been my life this past 2-3 months.  I hope your time has been good.

I am linking up with:

Slow Stitching Sunday, Bambi's Blog, Making Monday,  Em's Scrapbag, Esther's Wow, 
Let's Bee Social, Whoop Whoop, and Finish or Not!