Saturday, December 16, 2006


Quilt One, Quilt Two, Quilt Three. Done, Done, Done. And on time too! Woo-hoooooo!

I decided to make these sort of raggy quilts, because, well, just because. But not every seam is ragged. I made four patches and then ragged around them. Also, the edges are raggy. They are gifts for three sisters so I wanted them to be similar but not the same.

The quilts are about 50x70 inches, backed with brown flannel. They are made from the wool shirts that belonged to the husband of the lady who commissioned the quilts. He passed away in 2004 in a terrible car accident, and she was injured very badly.

After Christmas I will make one more quilt from this wool, for Carol, who commissioned the quilt and then some wallhangings for her grandsons. But those were not supposed to be for Christmas, anyway.

I am soooo proud of myself. You see, I leave for Tucson on Tuesday to spend Christmas with family. So I really didn't even have until the 25th. I ROCK!

Oh, and my ds, 5, made this lego sewing machine for me. Cute!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

My friend Kirk Wilson took these photos over Thanksgiving weekend. The photo on top is of his house with the aurora in the sky over it. These photos were taken with a regular digital camera. I think these belong in National Geographic Magazine. Wow! I am still amazed even after living here for so much time. My ds son says they are "rivers in the sky".

Friday, December 01, 2006

So here is the first layout of the wool shirt memory quilt. This is not finished, just layed out on the floor to check it out.