Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hurricane Sandy reduced the leaf selection around here. This design uses a triangular sample from an oak leaf.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy? This is the first time I've gotten a fire in the woodstove for a hurricane.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Fall leaf pattern. This pattern shows the variation in leaf color across three maple trees.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

 Leaf pattern. I took a rectangular section from the leaf below to make the pattern above.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

Here is the second Quilt of Valor using the diamond log cabin pattern.  However, the backing is more impressive...
The backing is composed of four star panels from Vicki W.'s patriot tie-dye collection (which you can special order from here).

Monday, October 15, 2012

 As the old saying goes, there are many ways to skin a mouse. In today's tutorial, I, as your guest blogger, will explain my personal methodology.
1. Establish a comfortable position in front of a warm woodstove. (And please, I am tired of excuses like we can't have a fire because it's sunny and 70 degrees out. That's outside and I'm inside. And complaining about it getting too hot upstairs is nonsense. Just turn on the air conditioning. That's what thermostats are for, people!)

2. Chew on mouse until skin comes off. Leave a felt ear for a bit of design flair.

3. My staff removes the eyes from the mouse before I get them citing safety reasons. I, however, suspect deep-seated, darker unresolved issues.

4. You're welcome. Tommy.

Friday, October 12, 2012

 Box turtle pattern.

Box turtle enjoying warm asphalt.
Tommy Cat supervising the fire in the woodstove (first of the season).