Thursday, April 27, 2017

What I like episode #2

So.. Recently I have been enjoying an old patchwork pattern called "Tumbler".
 I'm not sure but I'm guessing the shape resembles a drinking glass..a tumbler.  

 The template for cutting this shape is available at Assemble. ( and other quilt shops, I'm sure!).

These fabrics are from Amy Butler, a contemporary fabric designer.. I love her style...
This quilt is MINE...currently hanging in my living room...
The "tumblers" are about 3 1/2" tall.

These "tumblers" are much bigger.
 The fabrics are from daughter in law Pam's stash of owl fabric.
 Last spring she was in London with her mom for a week... so I took her owl stash and cut from it to make her a quilt I gave her for Christmas. Yes, I used her fabric to make her a gift, without asking... In our family this is a good thing!
 The alternate blocks are charcoal "Peppered Cotton" a beautiful chambray type fabric that adds texture  and is wonderfully soft....

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

What I Like?

Good Morning! 
 Just spent an hour cleaning up Easter Decorations...Photo above is "Post Easter" 
The bunny basket is full of Wheat grass..home grown Easter grass that O (granddaughter) likes to trim.  Will be with us until one of us over waters it!  (FYI..I have a reputation for killing houseplants)


... people often ask me what style quilts I like to make....And, after making all kinds of quilts in the last 20 years...Here it is.. I like traditional patterns made with current fabrics..
What does that mean? 
This is my current applique project.. I have 6 blocks complete . 
This is block 7...not quite finished.. 
The patterns are from a favorite primitive quilt design team...Blackbird Designs.
The fabrics are from Kaffe Fassett a contemporary fabric designer.

Dresden Plate, a popular design with American quilters beginning in the 1920's.... 
Photo is from a finished (yes..binding and everything!) quilt I made using Amy Butler (another contemporary fabric designer) prints.. 
Dresden  was machine quilted by Kim Lathrop of Grapevine Quilting in Williamstown, NJ

Monday, April 24, 2017

Hey, it's me...Mimi!

Who is Mimi?
So this Mimi is a semi retired quilt shop owner, quilt designer and maker,  I have a beautiful garden apartment that is connected to my son and daughter in law's home. Life  in our home is all about sharing...sharing in the care of my 2 wonderful grandchildren, sharing in the cooking and gardening, and sharing our sewing/craft studio. I'm looking forward to sharing my creative passion, and  all the crazy fun that comes with the life of Mimi!

Those wonderful Tula Pink Blocks

Sew............. ........  Our local Modern-ish quilt group is sewing blocks from Tula Pink's  "City Sampler 100 Modern Quil...