Wednesday, December 31, 2008


So yeah. I'm done. In the coming weeks, I'm going to try to make an animation of all 366 blocks (with my husband's help). I'll post it when it's finished. Meanwhile, here they are. Some I loved, some I hated, some were good enough. My favorites are at the bottom of the post.

my favorite...

my second favorite...

and I have a special, deep, unhealthy love for this guy who is my new boyfriend (but don't tell my other boyfriend - Otto, the muscle man I carved back in July)...

Thank you all for supporting me, leaving me comments and suggesting subjects for me. This was a lot of fun, but I must say I'm glad it's over. See ya!


...and when you put the last four blocks together, you get me (sorta).

[based on this picture]

Monday, December 29, 2008

Saturday, December 27, 2008


Yeah. Godzilla. He has nothing to do with's just that he's been awakened and he's coming to wreak havoc on the townspeople and eat the village and there's nothing we can do to stop his trail of destruction.

Monday, December 22, 2008

der Weihnachtsbaum

I made this block by chopping up (and gluing back together) a corregated cardboard box that arrived in today's mail.

Saturday, December 20, 2008


This is the first wrapped present I have this season. I'm slightly behind schedule.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008


[the berries don't count as a block, because that would be silly]

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Another image based on the aforementioned Qulting Arts Magazine Gifts issue (see yesterday's post)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

on dasher

Okay. Trying to catch that elusive Christmas spirit. This is based on the reindeer from the project I did for Quilting Arts Magazine's Gifts issue - on sale now! Go buy it!.

[see, he's right there on the cover]

ho. ho ho.

Monday, December 15, 2008

running away to join the circus (part 7)

A happy-to-be-doing-it dancing bear (for Took). I'm in no way suggesting that one should force bears or any other animals to dance, or wear tutus or ride each other or anything like that. I, on the other hand, love to dance and spent much of my childhood in a tutu, so if I were this bear, I would be happy-to-do-it. For some reason, Disco Inferno is running through my head - I think that's what he (yes he) is dancing to. I still have a fever, be nice to me.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

running away to join the circus (part 6)

Le bear on le unicycle. Yeah, I'm still's the best I can do at the moment.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

running away to join the circus (part 5)

Yeah, so another someone in a tutu riding someone else block. I have a fever, so I don't even know what this looks like. I hope it looks like what I mean it to look like.

I just noticed the dame has skinny toothpick arms like me...must be a self portrait.

Friday, December 12, 2008

my date with Rhett Miller

Okay, not so much a date. Just me standing at his right foot while he played the guitar. Again. Like so many other times before. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Rhett.

running away to join the circus (part 4)

This is supposed to be a dog in a tutu riding a tiger. I'm in a hurry, so I was carving a little too fast to make it look right. Oh well, you get the idea.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

ta da

Okay, so. A while ago I co-wrote a book called the Art Quilt Workbook with Jane Dávila. You might remember it from me blogging about it. Or not. Anyway, we went and wrote us another book. Art Quilts at Play will be released in January 2009, and is described thusly - 22 exciting new ways to play with surface design techniques and materials, plus ideas for collaborating with other artists. Bonus: Challenges, Trades & Collaborations.

If you are so inclined, you can pre-order a copy (with our autographs and everything!) from me (click me).

We had a bunch of student artists and collaborating artists who contributed their work, and we are ever so grateful to them.

our collaborating artists:
Natalya Aikens
Woodie Anderson
Liz Berg
Gail Ellspermann
Janet Ghio
Rayna Gillman
Terry Grant
Kathryn Hunter
Andrea Jenkins
Jane LaFazio
Mati McDonough
Tricia McKellar
Kim Rae Nugent
Karen Stiehl Osborn
Virginia Spiegel
Beryl Taylor

a little somthin' somthin' to whet your appetites:
[the cover of a Chinese Zodiac themed fabric journal]

peace out my homies.

these clowns (running away to join the circus part 2)

This was going to be an angry clown, but he sort of turned out happy. :)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Monday, December 8, 2008


...or alternatively, Ganesha. Just continuing with the whole elephant thing.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

elephant v 2.0

A few weeks ago I got a request for another elephant. I'm on record as liking elephants, I mention it often. So, yeah, a girl can never have too many elephants.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

golly G

And G completes my alphabet.

Now I can write whatever I want. Like this...