Monday, February 16, 2015

Goodness Gracious

I was excited when I found the latest issue of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting in my mailbox because the magazine features one of my quilts, Goodness Gracious. I created this quilt using fabrics from my Grace collection.

The blocks consist of three, 60-degree triangles which are made from 2 ½” fabric strips.  I decided to do the quilting by hand because I love the folksy look of hand-quilted stitches in pearl cotton.

Love of Quilting March/April 2015 is available now, so be sure to pick up a copy at the newsstand. The pattern can also be ordered as a digital download at the Fons & Porter website.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Killer Heels

With two weeks to spare, I barely made it to Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe, one of the Brooklyn Museum’s current exhibitions. The show includes historic as well as wild and wacky shoe designs that date from the sixteenth century to today. There is something for just about everyone’s taste as long as you’re a little eccentric. The only design I found missing is one we could really use in NY right now, high heels designed for walking through slush and snow.

Killer Heels will be up until March 1st, but if you can’t make it, here is a link to the museum's website and a video featuring curator Lisa Small and her description of the show.