“This is the Life #1”, 24″w x 22″h. I’ve made a whole series of “This is the Life” quilts, just using different colors. I teach a workshop where people learn to make the house and the borders using a curved piecing technique.
“Over the Hill”, 15″w x 12″h. I made this highly embellished piece in a workshop taught by Susan Shie. I’ve always enjoyed her quilts. (Below, right)
“Good Neighbors #2“, 16″ x 24”. (Above, left) This is a class sample for one of my quilting workshops. The pattern for these three houses was taken from the border of my quilt “Make an Appointment”. In this workshop I teach the students to draw their own whimsical cartoony houses, and make them in fusible applique. People think they can’t draw, but when given permission to draw in a childlike way, they really have fun.
I also teach that unusual patchwork background that is in the night sky. I call that “Haphazard Piecing”. It is a type of patchwork where no seams have to match.
(P.S. In December 2014, I finally published a pattern for Good Neighbors.)