Saturday, July 16, 2016

It's Been Almost Three Years ....

,,, since I posted on my blog here. We have been sooooo busy. We moved to Oakdale, I've had both my knees replaced, Gary has had 4 eye surgeries and 2 kidney stones. All while taking care of my aging mother's care and watching our youngest grandchild 6 days a week while her mother worked and got her MBA. Phew, I'm tired just thinking about it ...

Through it all, I continue to design quilts. Probably one of the main reasons I'm still sane ...

This one is call By Cranky, cause I though it looked looked like a crank shaft ....


Sunday, October 20, 2013

All I can say is that I am hanging on for dear life. We are in for a bumpy ride with this selling and buying of our family home. My emotions are running the gamut and my poor husband is living with an emotional rollercoaster.

I thought that I had already posted the pattern for the Piecemakers' Quilt Guild Opportunity guilt for this year, but I hadn't. So, here it is, Tuning Forks. Aside from the block looking like a tuning fork, the cascading colors give the impression of sound waves ...

Tuning Forks

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Couple of New Patterns ...

It has been a great week. Got a couple of patterns written. Life is moving along. The grandkids are growing, especially the new baby. This week she had her 2 month check-up and discovered the mirror in the doctor's office. She really liked that baby in the mirror ...


The first pattern is Niner Not. Is it a 9-patch or isn't it. It's a great modern looking quilt that is quick and easy to piece together.

Niner Not
The second pattern is Condos. It's a great scrappy quilt the a lot of fun to make.

Condos

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Runs with Scissors ...

It is a beautiful day in the San Francisco Bay Area today. I did find time this morning to come up with a new quilt pattern. Sometimes I get as much enjoyment from naming the patterns as I do in creating them.

Runs with Scissors is a fun quilt with a modern twist. Can you find the scissors in the quilt? Look for this one at your favorite quilt shop soon!

Runs with Scissors

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Could Summer Be Almost Over ???

Grandtwins are all back from their summer camps and I can not believe that they go back to school in less than 2 weeks. The new grandbaby is almost a month old and her little personality is coming out more each day.

A couple of new quilt patterns this week, well actually four. My Way is a basic 4-patch. It is the inner play of light and dark fabrics with an even lighter sashing and border that give the visual image that makes this quilt unique.

My Way
Line 'Em Up is a great baby quilt for those stash scraps or 5" charm packs. Use the darker horizontal sashing and the light background/border fabric to showcase the scrappy charms. This is a great quilt to whip up for that next baby shower you are going to.

Line 'Em Up
Charm Bars is also a fun way to use up those stash scraps or 5" charm packs while giving them a modern twist. This quilt is easy to adjust the number of rows and columns to make any size you could want.

Charm Bars

I like the way Wicked gives a woven, wicker kind of look with just three basic fabrics. Make sure that one of the colors contrasts in lightness or darkness with the other two. 
Wicked

Thursday, July 25, 2013

David is Back from Camp ...

My Grandson, David, is back from YMCA camp and finally got to meet his new cousin. He thinks she is really cute !

David and Thea (11 Days old)

One Handsome Fella

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Another New Pattern

I couldn't resist playing around with the Equal Marriage symbol. I am thrilled that all marriages are recognized in California and hope that the rest of the world follows.

Living Love is an easy quilt pattern and while I have dominated my rendition with neutrals and a pop of color in the equal sign, it would be great in a variety of color combinations.

Living Love