Friday, February 11, 2011

Inspiration Comes from Above and Mrs. P’s Scrap Bag

The first Thursday of the month I have the pleasure of attending my local quilt guild meetings. Mrs. P knows that I quilt for the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative ( and always presents me with a bag of scraps to use for my little projects. This past week was no exception.

Once I arrived home to find a quiet house and a happy family, I sat down and explored Mrs. P’s scrap bag. The most beautiful black and white fabrics all cut in wedges fell onto my table. With them, I instantly pieced a fan type piece. It was lovely, but too large for the Alzheimer’s Priority Quilt Project (The maximum size being 9 inches by 12 inches and able to fit in a USPS Priority Envelope).

So, in a moment of inspiration directly from above, I took the rotary cutter and began to slice. What you see above is the result of this seemingly violent act that led directly to the creation of this beautiful little work.

What do you think I should name it?

Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Gift of a Snow Day

This Quilting Mama
has been working on these "Frank Lloyd Wright" inspired quilts for over one year. The first was a Christmas gift and surprise for my husband. Unfortunately at the time, I mentioned the second one and, therefore, my darling husband put the first on the wall off to the side leaving space for the other. Each time I entered the dining room I was reminded of my promise by the odd look of the wall. Months and much life went by before I was finally able to complete the project. So, with the gift of numerous snow days this winter the twins were reunited!

These twins are modified from the pattern "Charles Ennis House" quilt from Jackie Robinson's book Quilts in the Tradition of Frank Lloyd Wright (Animas Quilts Publishing:Eureka, MT, 1995).