Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Simply Woven

Simply Woven, a pattern by

Thursday, December 4, 2014


Woven, a quilt pattern by

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Eleanor, or Spumoni After Dark

The darkest blocks are a rich chocolate brown, the red, cranberry. I really need a new camera

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


This quilt is modeled after a mosaic at Trinity Episcopal Church on the Green, in New Haven, CT. "After much research and long debate, it appears that the current Trinity Church on the Green, New Haven, by almost a decade, is indeed the first Gothic Style Church in America.1 — what the Trinity building committee in 1812 called the “Gothic Stile” and  Bishop Jarvis in 1814 called the “Gothick” style—an architectural movement that spawned an American Gothic Style architectural movement called variously “Gothic Survival”, “Gothic Revival” or “neo-Gothic” style.  It led to the building of at least 1,821 historic neo-Gothic churches in America in a similar style, Carpenter Gothic houses and small churches, Collegiate Gothic campus buildings, interior decorations, ironwork, and bridges culminating in the Brooklyn Bridge in 1883.  It was built prior to the earliest Gothic Revival Style churches in Canada as well (New Haven had a thriving trade with Canada from its early days on though the 1800s), making it the first Gothic-Revival building in North America." ~ from the website, http://trinitynewhaven.org/architecture/

This mosaic is in the center of the nave, between the choir stalls, in front of the altar, and above the steps that descend to the rest of the church.

It took 5 different quilt shops to find the colors of fabric needed to match the colors in the mosaic.

1943 pieces, 60 hours, a labor of love.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Two Quilts from the Stash

 Again the colors are overwhelming my camera. Another shot to try to bring the colors to life.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Paraspeckles, 20 Years in the Making

Paraspeckles are tiny dots located in the nucleus of mammalian cells. When stained, and looked at under a microscope, they have the colors in this quilt.

 In the life cycle of the Polyoma Virus an RNA molecule is made in the beginning of the life cycle called an early leader.
 At late in infection, it's called a late leader.
When DNA is stained with a chemical called Ethidium Bromide, and spun overnight in a centrifuge,
it separates into bands which glow under UV lighting, which are removed with a needle.
E. coli bacteria are grown in a 2 liter flask.
The rna goes around and around and around the genome, sometimes up to 18 times!
 A transcription bubble. This is where the DNA separates, and RNA is made.
 Sense of size

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Work in Progress - Triangles

I've got a thing going on lately for triangles. I don't know why, here is another iteration of them.
 I think they give a feeling of movement.
I'm working hard on this quilt, I want to get it finished in the next 2 to 3 days, because I received a surprise comission today, a quilt unlike any other I've done before. Wait til you see this one!

Sunday, February 16, 2014


These quilts were made for twins, a girl and a boy, colors match the layette set.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Early Mornings

A quilt made from hockey jerseys. Reinforced with fusable interfacing, sewed together, and then tied with Pearled Cotton, as it's too thick to be quilted. Pictured on a queen-sized bed, it extends over the pillows to showcase special jerseys.