Friday, February 13, 2015

Fluffy Pups Quilt

My Puppy Quilt is going to be in the April/May 2015 issue of McCall's Quick Quilts Magazine!  Check it out.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Sunday, May 11, 2014


Original drawing by Jane graham 1941
Quilt by Betsy Brown 2014

Friday, February 28, 2014

New Fabric Postcard

Here is a new fabric postcard card I made for LB's new job.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sun and Moon Series

I have created 3 new abstract quilts: Sunrise, Harvest Moon, and Eclipse.  These bold designs are a departure from my usual work, but I wanted to challenge myself to go in a new direction.  I am very happy with the results.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Ice Dyed Fabric

Ice dyeing seems to be trendy these days, so I thought I'd give it a go. I soaked some fabric in soda ash and water for about 30 minutes, and let it drip so that it was almost dry.  Next I put the fabric on a plastic screen that was elevated in a large plastic container, put a mound of ice on top, then sprinkled dye over the ice.  It took a long time for the ice to melt. I left it alone until the next day, rinsed it out and put in the washing machine.
 I like the unpredictability of the process.   

Monday, July 15, 2013

Shalom Star Quilt

This quilt has a pieced background, and is machine appliqued and machine quilted.  I used commercial and hand painted fabrics.
This photo was taken before the piece was quilted.   I like how the light is coming from behind to give it a stained glass affect.