I have three things that need to be finished almost simultaneously, and I’m working on each of them quite intensely.

Petal Pincushion

I’m teaching a mini class on making this pincushion for the Emerald Valley Quilters next week.  So I’m preparing samples, handouts, and kits for the class.  While the grandkids were having some quiet time in the studio today, I cut out kits for the class.

Longarm Table as workbench…

Since Halie was using my ironing board and Nick was using my cutting table, I moved my center of operations to the back of the longarm table, which I found is exactly the right height for this type of work.  What you see are pincushion parts and a kit on the cutting surface.

Deanna C’s Wedding Star Quilt

Here is one block from Deanna C’s Wedding Star Quilt.  It is 115×115, and need to be finished at the end of next week.  Although it is a very large piece, I have enjoyed working on it and am very excited about it.

Quilting Closeup

Remember, you can click on the photo to enlarge it.

Quilted Bouquet Closeup

So that piece will be a big part of my day tomorrow.  Of course on Saturday I’m traveling to Sisters for the show (after all, it is a national holiday, isn’t it?) but I think by the end of Sunday I’ll be to the outer edges, which are planned to be a festival of feathers.

Autumn Pathways

After the grandkids went home this evening, I set my studio back up for work tomorrow.  So all my pastels are set out on the cutting table, with a nice clean cloth to test on, all the pencils put back in order..and of course the piece is in the background.  I have it mounted on my design wall, and I’m working on it there.  I have to stand on a ladder sometimes to get to the top.  The painting on this will be done next week.  For one thing, I can’t stay away from it, so it is worked on steadily.


As you can see, there is still quite a bit of color to add.  But I feel like I’m getting the idea about this quilt.


It feels very satisfying to have these projects that complement each other during this time.  When I am fatigued at the longarm, I am still able to work on the painting.  And when the grandkids are spending the day, I can still cut out kits and enjoy the day.


  1. Joanne Smith said,

    July 13, 2012 at 4:27 am

    Robin, that is beautiful.

  2. debby said,

    July 13, 2012 at 5:41 am

    Robin! I love the pic of the quilt from a distance! It looks gorgeous, and I also love the ‘gridwork.’ Hadn’t seen that yet. I can’t believe how quickly this is progressing.

  3. Monty said,

    July 13, 2012 at 6:15 am

    Your work is amazing. Each piece is better than the one before. I love it!

  4. notisianquilter said,

    July 13, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    You are one busy girl! Love your work!!

  5. Sheila at License to Quilt said,

    July 15, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    You must meet yourself coming and going some days! Beautiful work takes time!

  6. Bea Mandel said,

    August 6, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    You are just the best!!!

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