Birdhouses

Suzan's Birdhouse Quilt

Suzan’s Birdhouse Quilt

Suzan made a birdhouse quilt for her daughter, Lucie, who lives in England.  At a quilt weekend, I had the pleasure of seeing Suzan work on her quilt.  She made pinwheels and trees along with birdhouse blocks.  To watch Suzan arrange and rearrange quilt blocks was fascinating.  She has a keen eye for the flow of colors and designs. [Read more…]

Quilting With Minky!

Quilted Minky

Quilted Minky

Quilting started as a necessity.  People needed warm bedding in cold weather.  Our ancestors used scraps of fabric from wherever they could get them, even using grain sacks.  Beauty wasn’t the first goal; warmth was.  My! how times have changed!

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Choosing Quilting Designs

George Washington

George Washington

This quilt has distinct features.  Obviously, there is a star in the center, George Washington photos, and squiggles and swirls.  I do love squiggles and swirls, but I didn’t want to do an all-over, or pantograph, pattern.  I wanted to make that star “pop”.

George Washington Quilt

George Washington Quilt

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A Day With Friends

 

quilt blogLunch with quilters is a superb way to spend an afternoon!  Four of my friends trekked through the potholes to visit me yesterday.  I enjoyed planning our lunch of Roasted Cauliflower Soup and Crustless Chicken, Asparagus, Leek Quiche.  Desert was Brownies with Caramel.  Here are the recipes:

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Brenda’s Bears in the Woods

Brenda's Completed Bears in the Woods Quilt

Brenda’s Completed Bears in the Woods Quilt

When I received Brenda’s Bears in the Woods quilt, her instructions were to quilt as I saw fit.  I truly enjoy when quilters allow me free reign with finishing their quilts.  Here’s what I did: [Read more…]

Playing with Feathers

FreeMotionQuiltingThere is a group of quilters in the Moosehead Lake area that allow me to “play” with their quilts.  [Read more…]