Tag Archive | applique quilt
The top inner border of Choose to Bloom was a lot easier than the two side borders because the house block in the center takes up a lot of space. This is the top inner border of Choose to Bloom.
Some people say the border makes the quilt. I am inclined to agree as I struggle to finish Choose to Bloom. Last month I shared the left inner border of Choose to Bloom. Here is the right inner border.
Life has a lot of twists and turns, highs and lows, ups and downs, but every now and then, you hit a sweet moment. This weekend I participated in the initiation of my daughter India into our sorority Delta Sigma Theta. It was a sweet moment. Our initiation ceremonies are secret. India had no idea about […]
My quilt Choose to Bloom has been quite a journey. I hope you enjoyed seeing the 13 blocks that I previously posted. Now I am working on the inner borders. There are four of them, and each one is 48 inches long! Here is the left inner border of Choose to Bloom. Yes, there is an […]
Thank you for loving my quilts! You make everyday feel like Valentine’s Day. Happy Valentine’s Day!
The ladies of Delta Sigma Theta were over 300 strong at the State Capitol Monday. Dressed in our power red, we listened to updates on legislation, met with legislators and were inspired to advocate for social change by our luncheon speaker Soror Janice Mathis. My quilts tend to document my life. My quilt Pretty and […]
Followers of this blog know that I have been working on a quilt for over a year now called Choose to Bloom. One block is shown below. Choose to Bloom is a very large appliqué quilt based on a pattern by Kim McLean. I chose to use raw edge appliqué for this quilt rather than […]
Most creative people keep a journal, and most of us start a new one at the beginning of each year. It is important to record those flashes of brilliance immediately lest they be lost forever — especially the older you get. My Give Yourself Flowers Today creativity journal is perfect for the artist or anyone who […]
Martin’s Dream is spending the month of January at the Helene S. Mills Senior Multi-purpose Center in Atlanta. Flowers Hoping to Be Free returned home. Martin’s Dream is a traditional sampler quilt composed of 12 blocks. What makes it special is the border of black and white boys and girls holding hands. It took me a […]
I changed the pattern a little and included African girls in the middle of this block. This is block #12 of Choose to Bloom. There is only one block left, but there are four sections to the border.