Sunday, February 21, 2016

Roses on Roses

Today I finished a quilt that has been a work in progress for a couple of years--I purchases the fabric in Paducah, KY, while attending a quilt show there. When I was in the process of purchasing my long arm quilting machine, I put the top together, thinking it would be a good practice piece when my machine arrived. When I started using the machine, I had more current projects to quilt and this top was forgotten for a time. Now that I have time to go through my "collection", I have rediscovered it and finished it.

My dad was a rose lover--he grew hundreds of beautiful blooms, especially when he retired and moved to Oregon, so this quilt is a special tribute to him.

The pattern I used to quilt it is also roses--perhaps you can see it better on the back:

Monday, February 8, 2016


My friend loves blues and commissioned me to make a quilt for her. She went with me to choose the fabrics and the pattern and then I went to work to create the quilt.

The back of the quilt is lovely too.

Boo, the cat, reportedly always looks for the coziest place in the house, and was very happy with the new addition!