Creative News

I know my previous post was a tough read. 
It's not upbeat or positive-it was just a burden on my heart that I decided to share with you. 
Do you set goals each new year? Each January I think about what creative goals I want to meet over the coming year. This year I'd like to create quilts from some of the vintage quilt blocks that have been used in so many unique ways. I think some of my favorite quilts are new renditions of old quilt blocks! And I don't know about you, but I have shelves of books containing quilt patterns/blocks, so I have a plethora of choices. Another creative goal I have is to use up some of the quilting scraps that I've accumulated.  I think quilt scraps multiply while you sleep!! I had thought about buying more containers, but what I really need to do this year is make scrap quilts-lots of them and that will take care of the container problem ;-)

Keeping that in mind, this week I started a small quilt using the T quilt block as a starting point.
The quilt, Blueberry Buckle, by Cathy Wierzbicki, is from the book 101 Fabulous Small Quilts published by That Patchwork Place. I was thumbing through this book the other night and I realized that I was choosing one quilt after another that I liked and wanted to make. So I think that I've found a great source for using up those multiplying scraps!

My version is using various green and beige scraps-

I thought that I'd hand quilt this using Sulky 12 weight Cotton Dream thread.

My husband, Marshall, had some time to turn on his lathe the other day, and he turned a small plate out of a chunk of ash wood. I love how the dark part of the heartwood contrasts with the rest of the wood.
This is the front of the plate-

and this is the back.

A few months back I spindle spun some Merino dyed a soft pink, along with a darker rose, lilac, violet, and then blended them with silk.
I knit up a warm hat using the pattern, Rollin' Beret, from Wooly Wormhead
I stranded the Merino/silk blend along with one strand of upcycled cashmere 
from an unraveled thrift store sweater that I had dyed black 
so that the hat would be very warm.
I'm in the process of knitting some fingerless gloves to match the hat.

I love Wooly Wormhead's original, funky designs that look great and are easy to knit!

On the spinning side of things, I'm spinning a blend of violet, plum, lilac merino blended with silk.
Not for a specific project, but just because I really like the colors :-)

Here's hoping that you have time for fabric/fiber today,


  1. Love the quilt but oh gosh, you are so talented in so many fiber disciplines!

  2. beautiful projects!!
    I am working on a second pair of socks. It can be frustrating at times, but it does help passing time in winter.

  3. Your top looks so so beautiful, hurry up with the quilting and then you're done ;-) Martina

  4. Love all your projects but particularly the quilt top. What size is it?

  5. Was für eine Augenweide, deine Quilts wie auch deine Fasern oder Stricksachen! Die Decke mit grün wird ein Traum. Viel Freude beim Quilten.

    Liebe Grüsse

  6. Der grüne Quilt sieht wunderschön aus! Nach dem Buch muss ich auf die Suche gehen.
    Herzliche Grüße

  7. Bellissima la trapunta verde!


  8. I love your quilt top Judy. My goals for 2016 are finishes - I think 2017 will have to be scrap busting! xx


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