Homespun: Putting it all together and then some

Hooray for 20 completed blocks! My intent when I first got the pile of partially completed and hand pieced blocks was to finish it according to the pattern. That didn't happen and I opted for finished is better than perfect. This time, starting from scratch, I was able to break down the project into palatable … Continue reading Homespun: Putting it all together and then some

Pins are my friend. Star and Crescent

"But it is so beautiful." My grandmother used those words to describe the block patterns she admired the most; a six-pointed star made of diamonds,  and hexagons used to construct the Grandmother's Flower Garden. She said this to me when I first started quilting and looked up at her. "Yes, they are," I said, "but … Continue reading Pins are my friend. Star and Crescent

Someone’s in the kitchen…and garden

I've lived in eastern Pennsylvania long enough to know the miserableness of "hazy, hot, and humid" summers. Air conditioning helps, but a 90-year-old house with radiators does not provide easy installation of central air, so we get through the summers with room air conditioners where it counts the most for us, the bedrooms, one of … Continue reading Someone’s in the kitchen…and garden