Friday, June 28, 2013

Art Challenge Quilt Entry

My 9” x 12” Art Challenge Quilt for our Guild’s next quilt show. Category "Community"

As an 8 year old child in 1956 I walked around my new neighborhood community of Lewiston NY discovering some of its incredible history and magnificent sights.  It is my hope that your eyes will do the same and learn about the town where I grew up, a few miles from the original falls of 12,000 years ago. It was here that all the melting glaciers cascaded over the escarpment cutting back the gorge 7 miles to its present home Niagara Falls.   In the 1700's, the Tuscarora, the sixth nation, joined the Iroquois League where given land by the Holland Land Co. and the Seneca Nation to form their reservation in Lewiston NY.  Lewiston was also one of the ends of the Underground Railroad. Hundreds of runaway slaves were sheltered in what we called the “house of the seven cellars” waiting their crossing the lower Niagara River by the cover of darkness to their new community of freedom in Ontario Canada.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Eat More Pie

Finally, the two Thanksgiving Applique gift pillows I been working on for weeks are finished.  I couldn't find a pattern I liked well enough, so I just took a screen shot of a panel quilt I found in  google images, inserted it into Publisher, enlarged it to the size to fit the pillow and printed it out as a banner.  The rest is all about the tracing onto freezer paper.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Seriously There is no Logical Reason Why I Made 7 of These Puppies

(One is already in the mail).  I’m not a rainbow color kinda gal, but I still have so many rainbow colors left from my inherited stash along with this gift book that contains a pattern for one said pencil holder  so I say, “ why not?”  

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Flip it to the Rescue

A Colleague had heard that I rehabilitate torn and unusable family embroidered pieces.  Her grandmother had stitched a lovely linen tea towel but it was tattered and stained.  
She didn't have the heart to throw it out, and asked if I'd like to have it.  I knew immediately what to do with it.  I had been planning to make some old fashion flip dolls in commemoration of our family's duel heritage, Sicilian/ Irish and it would fit perfectly as part of the bodice and apron.   As always, I can't just make one.  Adorable don't you think?

Sunday, January 6, 2013

"At the beach Batik"

This one looks softer in person, it's queen size and was just a project in using up inherited batiks while trying to play with color...Okay  I'm still learning, but it will be a great blanket for picnics.