Thursday, April 12, 2018

"Pride of Annapolis" 30x40 Oil on Canvas


I get so busy with everyday tasks, I forget to share important milestones.  For instance, this wonderful commission of the Naval Academy Chapel for a collector in Texas.  It took months to complete, in oil on canvas, but was worth every minute.  I am so proud of this piece.


Monday, December 04, 2017

Mother's Double Dutch Quilt Part 10 - Finishing and Binding


In this post, I will show you how to bind a quilt.  Then you can do it too!



Sunday, December 03, 2017

Big Ben


Meet Big Ben ... The newest addition to our home.


Mother's Double Dutch Quilt Part 9


It's almost done!  It is completely hand-quilted and off the frame.  In this post I show you how to prepare your quilt for binding!


Monday, November 13, 2017

Easy Christmas DIY Table Runner!


With the Christmas season fast approaching, it was time to get busy making gifts for friends and family!  This year I am making quilted table runners, quilted Christmas stockings, and a Double Dutch Quilt for my mother.  So, I'm definitely busy!  Here, in this post, you will find instructions and tips for making a 14" x 48" quilted table runner.  So lets get started ...


Sunday, November 05, 2017

Mother's Double Dutch Quilt Part 8


Hand quilting has begun.  It isn't as difficult or as intimidating as I had anticipated, and as for design of the stitching ... I'm being very random, and enjoying the process


Saturday, November 04, 2017

Mother's Double Dutch Quilt Part 7


Boy was this a process! Yesterday was all about getting all three layers of the quilt onto the hand quilting frame! I've gotta tell you, it was not easy, and finding instructions on how to do it was impossible with the old frame I have. So, I thought it was probably a good idea to do my next blog post on putting that daggum thing on the frame, if for no other reason than to prevent me having to figure it out again 10 years from now. So, if you are wondering how a hand quilting process begins ... here it is ...