The art of quilt making through time lapse photography


Let's  give 'em something  to talk about


Today I have an idea to propose for an upcoming, future quilt/lapse production I’m thinking about!

I’ve had this idea for a couple of years now, to involve every quilter I know in addition to hundreds more that I haven’t met yet, into an elaborate collaborative production. The idea is VERY SIMILAR to all these beautiful ‘virtual choirs’ that have been popping up during this quarantine. But in the end, it would be presented something more like my faster paced quilt/lapse videos. And this would not be about me . . . this would be all about all of YOU!

This is not something I’m considering right away. It may be best to begin it as a Winter project while we’re all cooped up in our homes. Right now I’m just trying to get a feel for what everyone else thinks.

So, my question is; Would this be something that all you quilters would be interested in participating in? Would you consider recording a quick 10-30 second bit of video footage of you working on a project, (with your phone) then sending it to me, to edit and present it in a similar “Zoom-like” production? Of course I will supply simple instructions and parameters. It won’t be that hard.

And to give you the best idea of what I’m thinking about, this beautiful video came across my desk yesterday . . . and I can’t stop watching or thinking about it!! Sure, the song is beautiful, the children, even more so! But I particularly want you to pay attention to the direction of this video! I’ve had several ideas of how I want to present my idea, but none of them ever came close to the exquisite direction and editing of this video by “One Voice Children’s Choir”! It now has me rethinking how I want to present my vision for this upcoming project. (I would never want to copy it . . . but I’m certainly inspired by it).

I’m COMPLETELY open to feedback, suggestions and honest critique!

ANY and ALL thoughts are WELCOME!!!

Please feel free to drop me a line at:

And . . . PLEASE spread the word. The more people involved, the better!

INTO THE WOODS begins production.

Time to put all these lush, glorious fabrics into the quilt that they've been acquired for.

It's the first day of Summer, the gray, cloudy Spring weather has given way to perfect shooting days . . . . and the ironing, marking, cutting and time lapse recording has begun!

The first block (a prototype, really) has been completed . . . and I couldn't be more excited at the fabric and color choices. THIS is the quilt I've been waiting to make for myself!!! 14 different prints and 144 separate pieces of fabric comprise this block. I love that it has a primary and secondary design.

If it looks familiar, it is. It's a slight variation of fabric placement and a complete color overhaul from last year's quilt, "Moon Prism Power Make Up". This visual should help to make the connection (with Boo's help, of course).

There's A LOT to accomplish in the coming months. More pieces, larger quilt, later start (than usual), and plans for a spectacular ending that will be worth the wait. I promise!

Let's go . . .


I've been keeping a little quiet about this one for a while.

It wasn't suppose to be a big deal.

I wasn't even going to make a quilt/lapse video production out of it.

My sister-in-law Sherry, is my biggest supporter of my quilt making! She has been so generous with her admiration, praise and gifts over the years, always propelling me to move forward to greater heights and broader horizons. So, it only seemed fitting to (finally) make a quilt for her.

It was only going to be a small, simple lap quilt. Something for her to curl up with on the couch and watch TV at night. It was going to be a very swift project for me this Winter while I prepared for my next big quilt and quilt/lapse production later on this Spring & Summer. I've been wanting to try a quilting process/technique called "One Block Wonder", where you take just ONE PIECE of fabric, cut it into strips, cut those strips into triangles and arrange those triangles into hexagons. Then the whole process is wide open for individual interpretation as to how the blocks will be laid out for an expressive design. It's highly customizable and everyone will have a different quilt from the same one piece of fabric. This is the fabric I chose; a gorgeous print displaying the colorful beauty of "Día de los Muertos".

It didn't take long for my involvement to balloon this project into something more complex and time consuming . . . and jumping from a lap quilt to a much larger queen sized quilt. Hence, the name . . .

And in the end . . . I DID make a quilt/lapse production!

Buckle up!! This one is FAST & THUMPIN' 5 minutes!!!

(*and dig that wild Corona Hair)

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