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

Projects, projects, projects – Grandma’s Hankerchiefs and other UFO’s

I don't know any quilter without an unfinished project. Or two. Or seven. A quilter's pride may be the size of the fabric stash. A quilter's secret shame is the number of UFO's (Un-Finished Objects). Why all these unfinished projects? I have a couple of theories. Conspiracy Theory I: Quilts inspired by fabric collections. I … Continue reading Projects, projects, projects – Grandma’s Hankerchiefs and other UFO’s