Saturday, March 29, 2008

fairy quilt

This little fairy quilt is for an auction at my church. I love making these, have made many over the years. This fairy fabric was from Michael Miller I believe--it was one of the best fairy fabrics every.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

spring is in the air!

No, not by smell or temperature, but by the sight of a pot-hole repair truck on our street--and it isn't even a local election year!
I love this quilt--gets me in a spring mood. The double 4-patch blocks measure 6 inches.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Lucy's shop

Lucy posts a photograph of my daughter, I post one of her shop!
Eve writes:
"I haven't taken picture of Warffum yet but here is Lucy's quilt shop. The building is over 500 years old!!
She teaches classes upstairs."

Monday, March 10, 2008

binding into the night

Eve is on a visit to the Netherlands--she is staying on the vanStraalen farm in the north, near Groningen, where I stayed on a youth exchange in 1977. Our families have sent members back and forth ever since. Eve got to meet Lucy and her family too!
I wanted quilts to send over, and this bargello adapted from Bonnie's instructions was finished about 0200 before Eve left. Lucy got the pink one from the last post.
(blogger's spell check doesn't like "bargello"--it suggests "bordello"!)

Friday, March 07, 2008

finally some finished quilts!

Here is another example of my machine quilting with the serpentine stitch on my Bernina 1530. I call this rivulet style. It is really effective when using a variegated thread. I set the stitch at 3-4 width and 4-5 length and use a walking foot. I choose a line, and guide the quilt, varying my path a bit, for 2 or 3 or 4 passes. In some places the paths are far apart, in others they converge into a tight line.
This is my friend Donna Cook's design--the pattern is for sale. I will put you in contact with her if you want one. It is a small quilt, about 20" by 30"--the smallest piece measures 1/4 inch square!
My mom did the binding. She and dad spent a few days here after taking a cruise through the Panama Canal!