It’s the little things

I know several very talented quilters. They often have an idea of what they would like to create and improvise along the way, cutting shapes to fit in, pulling beautiful colors together.

They love the process. And they’re talented.

Not me. I have my own process. I take hundreds of little pieces, according to a pattern, and arrange them just so. It’s a process alright. I cut and sew straight lines and, in this case, use a classic color combination.


I am happy to say it looks like it is going to work. I’m not at the halfway mark yet but can envision how it will look. My favorite quilts have optical illusions. This quilt uses squares and rectangles to create a curved line. Love it! Curves without curves.


Another example of an optical illusion is the kaleidoscope quilt I made a couple of years ago. . There’s not one curve and it’s comprised of (lots of) four inch blocks.

Here’s the almost finished quilt. It’s our winter quilt with a heavy filling and is on top of a luscious alpaca blanket I found in Tasmania.


Illusion or not, there’s nothing better than sleeping under a quilt.