Monday, March 28, 2011

A Little Quilt Music

When I'm machine quilting I love to crank up the music & dance with the quilts. (Come on quilters, don't you do this too!) This nice freehand feather was done to the sounds of Van Morrison with a little spicy Carlos Santana thrown in for inspiration.
When I first started machine quilting I was so tense I couldn't loosen up and get those nice curves - that's where Norah Jones came in. I would play the same Norah song over & over, " come away with me in the night ...", that would get me into a smooth rhythm  and the quilting would flow. Sometimes I  get into a little mesmerizing Zen thing and I listen to an album called Cho with chanting by Tibetan nuns - very in-the-zone stuff. 
(This is the raffle quilt for my guild - batiks - very pretty -
we should sell lots of tickets for this beauty )

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Springtime in NH

Well, on the bright side, more time for snow dyeing.

Keep thinking of warm days ahead

Friday, March 18, 2011

Renewal -Yup I'm Back

Spring is here (well almost) - time for some fresh new fabrics. I love getting back in my dye studio again. I'm going to be vending at the Northern Lights Quilt Show in April so I've been adding to my already huge stash. Today is a perfect day to whip up a batch of  bright yummy colors. Maybe I'll do some snow dyeing too before it's all melted.