Wednesday, May 29, 2019


Here are a few slightly better pix of the quilt "formerly known as Flight Path" (with apologies to Prince).  Going forward this quilt will be known as Flock.

Flock is inspired by a public art installation of the same name by the artist team of Addad/Drugan at the Rocky Ridge Recreation Facility in northwest Calgary.  I am delighted to have their permission to not only proceed with the development of this quilt as a pattern but to also give it the same name as their amazing art piece.  This is a true honour as I was  instantly smitten with their installation.  For more about the artwork, go to:

In the meantime, I wanted to get some better pix of the quilt.  Tuesday was sunny so I took a few quilts outside and was able to get a few better pix.  Just as I was taking a close up of a large black goose at the bottom, my rather precarious frame toppled over when a gust of wind came up so I took that as a hint that my photo session was over.  Nevertheless, I got a few better ones than I had before.  

I will write the pattern, then test it (i.e., make it again).  I'll use the second one as the sample for the pattern cover as I'm not crazy about some of the quilting on this one.  I like the city, the mountains and the birds, but not much of the rest.  So I'll figure out something different for that.  If you are interested in testing the pattern when it's done, let me know and I'll start a list.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Back to Art Deco Meets Dapper

I'm always threatening to "get better pictures".  Well, I tried today.  It was sunny with very little wind until the haze started to roll in.  So I took advantage, put up the rather precarious frame we have rigged and took a few quilts outside to snap some pix in the sun.  I'm much happier with these ones.  The colours and the quilting show up so much better.

I tried to get the sparkle on the "shiny" fabric.  Not sure that is shows that well - it's pretty subtle.