Saturday, April 16, 2016

Mary Rose's Cross quilt

 Mary Rose is a woman at church who is struggling with cancer right now.  We're praying for a miracle.
 My daughter Tara did all the embroidery in one afternoon!
 My sister Mary made some of the blocks.

 It went together quickly, and I'm so glad she finally has it.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Walk in the Woods baby quilt

 This quilt was fun to make.  Aneela Hoey is a great fabric designer.  This was a jelly roll.

 It's now for sale on my Etsy site, if you want to check it out.  My shop is

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Father's quilt

 My father asked me to make him a quilt.  Even though he lives in Florida, he's cold.
 I guess at 84 years old, you get cold in Florida.  I know it does get chilly there.  He lives on the
west coast just outside of Sarasota.  So he's happy.  He asked for browns, and browns he got.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

mini quilt

I made this quilt for Nancy It's her pattern, and I chose the fabrics - or, in total truthfulness, my daughter Tara, helped in a big way in the choosing of these fabrics.

So, Nancy wrote this great book, "Quilting from Every Angle".  And there's lots of really nice patterns in there for your perusal and pleasure :-)   

Unfortunately, I am a horrible photographer, so this pic didn't come out very well, but the quilt DID, thanks to Nancy's great directions and helpful tips.  It's a paper-piecing pattern, which is fun, quick, and accurate.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Pink Baby quilt means Noelle was born

Hi there,

Here's my latest quilt, a baby quilt for Noelle, a darling girl born a wee bit early, approximately three months early.

 So far it's just a top, or a "flimsy", but soon I will back, sandwich, bind it, and gift it!
~ Jodi ~

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

A morning with Melissa Averinos!

 Back sometime in the summer Melissa invited me to join her face-making group at a quilt shop on the Cape called Tumbleweed Quilts.  I was so pleased and surprised, I just had to drop everything and get there!
What a blast I had, after a fashion.  My creative side, if I even have one, must have stayed home, but Melissa was so kind, patient, and such a good teacher.
 I had such trouble letting go of "how I thought a face SHOULD look".  Ugh.
 Hers come together so effortlessly, it seemed to me.

 This one above, and the one below, are all some of hers in the making.
 These next two are mine.  I really like them, especially when viewed from a bit of a distance.
 The only problem is, when I got home, I hung them on my design wall, and a couple of
days later, flicked on the switch for my ceiling fan, which just so happened to be on HIGH!  Oh, no!  My faces went flying around the room!  Or at least some parts of them.  Good thing I have pictures because, sort of like humpty-dumpty, I could not possibly put them back together again.  But I will, some day, and I WILL, some day, finish them up.  Then I will need to scour Melissa's IG and blog to figure out how to stitch them down and quilt them, and all that finish work.
Thanks, Melissa, for inviting me to such a fun, creative day, and it was so nice to meet you again!
~ Jodi ~