|Pixie Anne Bilski|
My father told me that his grandmother, Minnie, used to make quilts. They were not art, he assured me, just made up of snippets of old clothes , so as not to waste fabric and used to keep warm. He remembers one, he says, all in grays and blacks and plaids. Not art, he says, not meant to be beautiful. Sounds like beauty to me. Maybe even art...
|sewing kit for hand piecing.|
|Storm at Sea|
My collection of hand dyes has been put to good use and I am happy to say that I used at least half of it. What is left is the reds family and many oranges pinks etc which will go nicely into another quilt--maybe a red and pink posie quilt? or a red and white quilt? something to think about.
I have four more days off. I could finish two quilts in that time. The Jane Austen quilt needs a border and that is it. I also did some leader ending style piecing of another triangle scrap quilt that is on my other wall. It would be nice to have that done this year. And so you have it, My vacation plans...
|snow fell during the night and there is a nice layer of ice underneath.|
|View from my window- houses built in the 1920's by the same builder. Other window reflected in backround|
|Beautiful windows in the lobby of the restored Virginia Stage Company|
|before valance with the Baconator in the foreground|
|Lace valance from thrifted table cloth|
|Our Barrier Island from the AA Eagle|
|DJ list Spring Fling 2004 and 5? - gratuitous quilt po&n|
|While walking through the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, I took these pictures of vases using my iphone. My intention is to draw the shapes, add flowers and maybe a bird or three and get it printed in spoon flower to go with a quilt. I also bought a beaooootiful set of Sennelier oil pastels to play with.|