FOTY 2016 Starts

I am going to make you crazy for a little while until I finish piecing FOTY 2015, because I have started cutting for FOTY 2016. A few weeks ago, I started a new donation quilt with Gerre. We cut some neutrals and I had to decide ASAP what the shape and size for 2016 would … Continue reading “FOTY 2016 Starts”

Fabric of the Year 2015 Starts

I posted a beginning layout photo to Instagram and one reader (is that the right word for Instagrammers who follow your feed?) asked if I knew it was 2016. I politely explained that I was working with the patches from last year and hadn’t quite started 2016’s version yet. Unlike you, dear reader, s/he does … Continue reading “Fabric of the Year 2015 Starts”

#TBT: Early Tarts

I don’t often have something to show for Throwback Thursday. I received a box back from ScanCafe and I found an early photo of the Tarts Come to Tea. It is amazing to see how it has progressed and to realized that the quilt is still in process. Sigh. I started this quilt pretty soon … Continue reading “#TBT: Early Tarts”

Serendipity Lady Starts

I didn’t think I would actually start with fabric, but last week was a challenging week and I did! I had about an hour before life started in again, so I stood at my cutting table, cut fabric and glued it to my pattern. Having a limited amount of time was good, because I didn’t … Continue reading “Serendipity Lady Starts”

Spending Quality Time with Tarts

I got a bug in my ear a week or so ago to quilt the Tarts. They weren’t hanging in the closet quilting themselves and the label does say 2010. I hauled them out, set up the table and quilted away. I did mostly straight line quilting the background of the 3 cups blocks. I … Continue reading “Spending Quality Time with Tarts”

Wordless Week Starts

I am a word person. I like to find words that fit the situation and use them. I try not to use ‘thing’ when a more descriptive word will do. I try not to use ‘goes’ when ‘says’ or ‘exclaimed’ or ‘shouted’ excites the reader more. I love to read books with excellent descriptions. Nevil … Continue reading “Wordless Week Starts”

Hideous Tarts

Ta Da! The Tarts are ready to quilt. Don’t have a heart attack when you see the grey border. I know it is ugly fabric that does not coordinate with the bright cheerfulness of the rest of the quilt. It is a quilting border and will be removed or cut off after the quilting is … Continue reading “Hideous Tarts”

Tarts Embellishing

Last week (or so), I posted about some embellishing that I wanted to do. La, one of my FB readers and a friend, said that she needed to see the whole piece not just the details. Here is my initial attempts at embellishing. Check out the previous post if you want to see details. After … Continue reading “Tarts Embellishing”

Tarts Cream Drips

This is the piece of pie and whipped cream, which you have seen four dozen times. I am forced to continue to show it to you until you scream for mercy. Only because you asked for it. 😉 Okay! Okay! I am not so mean. This is actually a slightly larger drip than before. I … Continue reading “Tarts Cream Drips”

Another Take on the Tarts

There is a book called Brain Rules. One of the rules is that the more senses you stimulate, the more people will remember about what you were telling them. Another rule is that vision takes up about 50% of a person’s sense-related brain power. I had a lot of help on the Tarts as it … Continue reading “Another Take on the Tarts”

Tarts Milestone

I have a box of Recchiuti that I have been slowly savoring as I work on the Tarts project. The box is almost empty and, TA DAH, I have reached a major milestone in the work on the Tarts project! Your eyes do not deceive you. The Tarts Come to Tea top is completely sewn … Continue reading “Tarts Milestone”

Tarts Progress Also

Yes, your eyes do not deceive you. All the bits and pieces that I have wanted to change are done and I can start sewing the whole piece together. I don’t really think that it is nearing completion, because I have lot of ideas for handwork and embellishment in my mind. I just have to … Continue reading “Tarts Progress Also”