Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Dykstras, about 1953

Cousin Harlan, Grandma Dykstra, Aunt Marlene, Aunt Tracy, Cousin Lorna, Aunt Anna Mae

Monday, April 07, 2014

doll quilt exchange



Lori over at Humble Quilts has organized a doll quilt exchange. I finished up one of the little quilts I made with Temecula Quilt Company's "12 Days of Christmas" sew-a-long with both machine and hand quilting on it.
For the back I used a piece of wonderful Jeff Gutcheon fabric I have hoarded for 30 years.
On its way tomorrow to its new owner!
Thanks, Lori, for this fun exchange.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

bar quilt


I finally got the binding on this one. Andy wants it for his office.
Made with re-purposed shirts.
The pieced bars are made with the "serendipity snakes" method described earlier, from 2 inch cut strips. The red is Kona Rich Red. The larger plaid bars and borders are from 6 1/2 cut inch strips.

Quilted by Suzette Fisher.
The neighbor's growing tree is messing with my photography!

Monday, March 17, 2014

thirty years

1984
St Patrick's Day is a fine day for a wedding!

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Good Night, Irene--March progress


The top is complete!
I used 2 inch cut scraps and Kona Punch for the constant.
Thank you, Terry for the sew-a-long at Terry's Treasures.
Now, off to the quilter.


Yes, it is snowing again! I love winter, and am feeling a bit guilty for this pleasure when I know so many are hating it.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

doll quilt


For our church auction. 18 by 20 1/2 inches.

Made from leftovers of several projects--including a binding scrap from a quilt made over 10 years ago!
I store leftover binding pieces on spent spools--ready to go for small projects, or to put together for scrappy bindings for larger projects.

Monday, February 24, 2014

sew-a-long with Lori, MidWinter Blues

Lori over at Humble Quilts has another wonderful sew-a-long where she adapts an antique quilt to design a doll quilt.
Because I had hauled out my 30's repros for another project, I decided to use them.
Is it perfect? No.
Is is adorable? Why, yes it is!
Thanks Lori!