Wednesday, April 23, 2014

doll quilt exchange




Lori at Humble Quilts organized a Doll Quilt exchange and I am the fortunate recipient of Sandy Helin's adorable piece. Sandy blogs at My Material Creations.
The blocks finish 4 inches, and the quilt measures 18 1/2 by 13 inches.
She chose fabrics with care, hand quilted it. and used a butted binding that she has a tutorial for on her blog. I am going to have to try that soon. And, I love the backing fabric!

Thank you, Sandy, for this wonderful quilt, and Lori, for making it happen.

Friday, April 18, 2014

new pattern


I'm writing up directions to make a pattern I call "Party Line". Watch for it to be posted here soon.
This time of year I love to work with the '30s reproductions and their Easter Egg colors.

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.