Thursday, June 15, 2017

My Art Quilt Published, Mr. Cuteness, Around the Neighborhood

Mr. Cuteness himself.

This is the neighborhood where Mr. Cuteness and his mom and dad live.

There are a lot of storm ponds to help with the rain runoff in this area.

Large fir and cedar trees are everywhere. It almost feels like a rain forest.

Beautiful landscape rugosa roses, so fragrant!

Local duck family living in the storm pond.

Wild rose and salal are everywhere.

My art quilt, Santa Clara Rush, 17" x 15" published in Art Quilting Studio.

Hello from Renton, Washington in the Pacific NW!

Where there's been a few days of sun and a few days of rain.
This a beautiful place for walks, lots of wild life and green growing things.
Deer, wild rabbits are abundant and a black bear was sighted last week a 1/4 mile from here.
We keep out of the forest.

My grandson just turned a year old and he chatters baby talk and does all the adorable things a one year old does. So fun to be able to be here and enjoy him.

'Santa Clara Rush' just got published in summer 2017 Art Quilting Studio .
I pieced it with batiks and solids, using colors that reminded me of lovely Santa Clara, CA.
Santa Clara is in Santa Clara Valley which is also called Silicon Valley, alluding to the high-tech industry residing there. The 'Rush' of course is about the traffic and hustle of rush hours.
To make my art quilt;
I pieced 'liberated' log cabin blocks and stacked and 'whacked' them. Then I arranged them randomly and added strips of color where needed, then sewed the blocks together, three in a row by three rows.
I machine quilted it and added some hand quilting for texture. The stack and whack idea can be used in different ways, I like the surprise results of the randomness.

That's what's happening in this neck of the woods. 
I hope you're enjoying the spring birds and I almost forgot, I've seen quite a few Monarch butterflies around here. They do wait for the sun to come out. They must all go to an indoor butterfly shopping mall until the rain stops. 

Have a great weekend! I'll stop by to visit.


  1. Mr C's home is in an area very different from your own by the ocean. Stay away from that bear!
    Lovely quilt. Congratulations on your fame!
    Keep up the good work.

    1. Thanks Queenie.
      Yes this area is different than home, it has its own wild beauty.
      Your stitches and tutorials are great!

  2. Your quilt is gorgeous! Congratulations! Aren't those little ducklings adorable?

    1. Thank you, Pamela.
      Yes the ducklings are adorable and fun to watch, I get recharged walking
      and enjoying the scenery.

  3. Congratulations on having your quilt in the magazine! It's a lovely quilt, I like the pops of orange you have in there.

  4. Congratulations on having your lovely quilt in a magazine! Looks like your son lives in a nice area.

  5. Congratulations on the publish! Your work is definitely deserving of being in the magazine - will have to see if I can track down a copy here. And Mr. Cuteness has the biggest sweetest eyes!!