Joined May 14 2011
60 years old
When did BEGIN your first quilt?
I played with quilting when I was a teenager and young adult. When my children were born I made little baby quilts, but I really started to quilt in earnest when my passion for painting began to wane. I seemed too busy to get the paints out and get something done, but the quilting could stay in progress. I kept working on pieces and found that I liked it so much better than any form of artistic expression. Now, when people ask me what I do I always say, I am a quilter.
When I'm not quilting, I like to:
I ride horses and brought my mare with me from Cali but eventually I had to give her up. My job was just so demanding that she was being ignored. I spent a year "horseless" and eventually gave in and got another horse. He is a darling palomino gelding. I call him Bear.
i am seriously writing my first novel. It's a WIP that I hope will not become a UFO.
I enjoy shopping for interesting things to decorate my house and I love to cook. Currently, I am trying to make my dated 60s kitchen into something French Country and I am starting to learn to cook in the French home style. It's just a fad for me. I get tired of same old same old so I often am trying to create something new to entertain my heart.
Where do you find your inspiration for new quilts?
My quilting expertise is:
Intermediate and sometimes better.
What do you hope to gain by joining the Front Range Modern Quilt Guild?
When we moved to Colorado I left a lifetime of family and friends In California. My quilting buddies were so far away. I wanted to become acquainted with people who live near enough to share time and ideas in person. The FRMQG has really met that need. I am so stoked to find a group of people who are not conventional quilters. I like to do different things and not feel as though I didn't do it "right" because I approached it in a non-traditional manner.
I blog about my quilting at:
I post pictures of my quilts on Flickr at:
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Adventure Block Swap Details (if participating)
I'd like to have a quilt made of 12.5 inch Deck of Cards blocks.
1. From print fabric fussy cut one square measuring 4 1/2 inches. Try to find something to feature in this block. A flower or a spatula or a bicycle, or an owl... You get the idea.
2. From each of three other similar colored prints or solids, cut the following: 1 square measuring 2 1/2 inches and 1 rectangle 2 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches.
3. From very light parchment colored solids, cut: 2 squares measuring 2 1/2 inches, 2 rectangles measuring 2 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches, 2 rectangles 2 1/2 by 6 1/2 inches, 2 strips measuring 1 1/2 by 10 1/2 inches, and 2 strips 1 1/2 by 12 1/2 inches.
Assembly: email me at ladyrosien@ yahoo.com so I can send pictures of the diagrams.
4. To make the first part of the block, stitch a 1 1/2 inch print square to a 2 1/2 inch parchment square and then press seam to the print side. Stitch a 2 1/2 inch rectangle of the same print to the remaining parchment solid 2 1/2 inch square. Stitch the pair of 2 1/2 inch squares to the top side of the 4 1/2 inch fussy cut square. Line up the print 2 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch rectangle to the print square and bigger square.
5. Add to the block by stitching the one print square to a parchment rectangle and by stitching a parchment square to a print rectangle. Attach these to the first square you built. Repeat with the remaining set of blocks. It will look like four cards overlapping each other.
6. Add white strips as a border so that the cards are floating in a solid parchment space. HINT: the blocks come out too small unless one stitches very very scant seams. My easy remedy is to cut these frame strips an inch bigger than they are supposed to be and then let me trim them down.
The colors I am hoping for are combinations of vine or yellow greens, tans, tourquoise, warm yellows, brick reds, or espresso brown. Modern prints and a feature motif in the big full square in the corner. Background in shades of very light parchment color. Any solid will do if it is a pale shade of parchment or ecru. I used Kona Bone but that isn't mandatory.
NOTE: this block seems to sew up just shy of 12 1/2 square. Best remedy is to cut the outside frame strips too wide and then trim to exactly 12 1/2 inch square.
Call me if it makes no sense. 213-5929 Thanks for making a block for me! Lyn