Monday, June 21, 2021

"Window Web," 17" x 17", made by Pam Geisel

If you read last week's Quilt of the Week blog post ("Depth") and then went back and read the original blog post for that quilt, you got a sneak peek at this week's Quilt of the Week. I made eight of the nine blocks used in this quilt by piecing together the leftover fabric from Depth. (And if you didn't read the original blog post last week, you can read in now here.)

Then I added the center block which gives this piece it's name, the lime green inner borders, and the batik outer borders, and added some lime green yarn for embellishment.

Because this is the Quilt of the Week, it is 10% off the original price of $100 through 6/27/21 if you purchase directly from me. Details can be found here.

Monday, June 14, 2021

Depth - Quilt of the Week


"Depth," 24" x 24", made by Pam Geisel

This quilt was made in 2016 for the Island Batik's Seaside Summer Blog Hop. To go with the theme of Seaside Summer, my inspiration was how water in a swimming pool looks with the sunlight reflecting off of it, or how it looks from below.

I cut my fabric into long strips, sewed them together, then cut triangle shapes from the strips. You can read more about the specific process (and catch a sneak peek at next week's #QuiltOfTheWeek) on the original blog post.

Because this is the Quilt of the Week, it is 10% off the original price of $185 through 6/21/21 if you purchase directly from me. Details can be found here.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021


"Relics," 10" x 13", made by Pam Geisel

Earlier this year one of my quilting friends passed away and her family passed along some of her quilting supplies, including three small pieces that she had started but not finished. I am not sure what her plans were for these pieces but they spoke to me so I decided to finish them in a way that would honor her. I also wanted to try and only use embellishments from her stash.

Sue liked to make art out of found objects and often used items that had some importance for her or her family. I'm not sure if these embellishments had specific relevance to her but them appeared to me to be relics of something, which was why I picked this name.

Some of the fabric edges were left loose and frayed, so I hid some of the embellishments partially under the fabric.

Relics is the second of the three pieces. Forget-Me-Nots, which I finished back in March 2021 was the first.

More about Relics

Monday, June 7, 2021

She Paints with Fabric - Quilt of the Week


"She Paints With Fabric," 19" x 25.5", made by Pam Geisel

Did you know that I used do some painting? I didn't like oil painting because of the clean up. I did like watercolors because they were easy to clean and I liked how the water would sometimes make magic things happen. But I struggled with getting really bold colors, which is one of the reasons I switched to quilting, because the fabrics had such wonderful colors and patterns (plus it's easy to clean up after). So I took my artistic ability to a different medium but I like to say that I paint with fabric.

A little background: back in the early part of 2016 my friend (and amazing watercolor painter) Libby Rudolf was planning to have a show at the Winds Cafe here in Yellow Springs and she asked if I'd like to be a part of it. I said yes and then I suggested that she could make a painting of a quilt and I could make a quilt of a painter (both shown above).

At that time I was an ambassador for Island Batik, which meant they'd send me fabric and I'd make a quilt with their fabrics and blog about it. I thought this fabric, which looks like it has paint spots on it, would be perfect for this quilt. I made several other quilts using this fabric because I love it so much. (Of course it is now out-of-print.)

So this art quilt is special to me for several reasons, including the title, the fabrics, and the fact that it was my 500th quilt. And because today is my birthday, I'm going to offer double the discount on this piece.

Because this is the Quilt of the Week, it is 10% 20% off the original price of $735 through 6/13/21 if you purchase directly from me. Details can be found here.