WIP – Baby Quilt

WIP – baby quilt (expected 44” x 44”) As I was gathering fabrics for my next set of magpie girls I saw several fat quarters with pink. My brother and sister-in-law recently learned they are expecting a girl; my first soon to be niece needs a quilt. She’ll be baby sister to my two nephews […]

Projects for Home

We need a chair for our living room and cannot decide on what to buy. If one of us lays on the couch, the other is on the floor. To make the floor more comfy and colorful, I made 3 floor pillows each 27” x 27”. The Anna Maria Horner fabrics are perfect here and […]


Happiness detail It took 7 months, but I finally finished my first hand quilted quilt. I used #8 perle cotton and fabrics from Anna Maria Horner. The hand quilting was inspired by Anna’s post about her stitching. The project made me happy so I named the quilt, happiness. Happiness (4’ x 5’)

New Challenge in Progress

Work in progress My quilt group posed an inspirational envelope challenge. Two months ago we put several items in an envelope that were to inspire someone to make a quilt; then we swapped envelopes. Below are the contents of the envelope I received. envelope contents: buttons, beads, earring, bell, sequins, piece of a zipper and […]

Lost Notebook

Lost: Black Moleskine cashiers notebook with Kelly Rae Roberts magnetic book mark on the front cover. Contains correspondence, magazine and newspaper clippings, project ideas and tutorials that I hoped to try. Last seen: In my bag at guild meeting Jul 7th Contact: Desperate Artist Reward for safe return If I could post such an ad, […]

Summer in Alaska is Intoxicating

Bike path near University Lake When we arrived in Anchorage last summer, one of the sales people we met stated the summers here make you forget about winter. I enjoy winter, but I now understand the sentiment – the long, dark winter is the price we pay for summer like this. A summer filled with […]