Tuesday, February 25, 2014

just a quick post

We had quite a snow storm last Thursday and that allowed me to make some more progress on Kellies Bunnies.  I am in the process of stitching down all the fused applique. 

It's such a sweet spring-like quilt on such a winter as this.


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Lynn Birthday Quilt Club 1939

I appliqued the top panel and got the handle on the yellow basket.  I'm now figuring out the vine that winds up from the yellow basket and twists up near the cat.  It's a new color scheme for me. And there's not enough contrast but I think it's coming together.

A quilting friend I've met since coming to Wisconsin shared her grandmother's quilt with me.  It is  made from a block exchange and called the Lynn Birthday Quilt Club.  Lynn is a tiny place between Chili and Granton I think.   

Lydia is my friends grandmother.  I love the way the embroidered names are double lined.

My friend found out that the quilt is in this book "A collection of Favorite Quilts" by Judy Florence and was able to find a used copy on Amazon.

The blue that is used in this quilt is brighter than the usual 30's blue.  It kind of electric and very dynamic.


Friday, February 14, 2014

Merrily we go along, go along, go along

Just thought I'd show you that I AM actually making progress on this quilt.  It's going to be so lovely when it's done but after working on the quilting for almost 9 mos. it feels like a never-ending project.  I've been pushing myself to quilt during my viewing of the Olympics in the evenings and so it's progressing ~  I'm on block #28 of 32.  Then I will quilt the setting triangles but they will go fast because they are already marked and I won't have any seams to quilt over.

I've made a little progress on this project.  I used the fabric I already had so parts of it are a bit unusual.  I will be using the same purple for the inner border and I'm not sure what the larger outside border will be.  There will also be vines and flowers weaving up from the yellow basket (handle to be put on soon), a big flower coming out of the purple basket, and more ducks and a cat up above. I worked on it yesterday while it snowed.
We are going to be moving to Milwaukee for a little while.  The bad news is that I will miss the people I've made friends with here and the barns everywhere.  The good news is that I might actually have a REAL quilt shop close by.
Thanks for checkin' in~

Saturday, February 8, 2014

a little spring quilting

I thought it was appropriate to follow up on my last post with a Le Moyne barn quilt block.
Isn't it cute and so patriotic.  We see this every time we travel to Neillsville on Hwy 10 here in Wisconsin.

It's interesting how the blocks I made were mostly blue and red and this block is too.

 Small world or great minds think alike...........

I went to my favorite little quilt shop in Wausau while we were there on Thursday.  I was looking for some bright turkey reds.  There's not much out there right now.  But, I was glad they were open.

I've started a new project. 

It's not my usual colors and I'm kind of out of my color sense.  I love pastels but this one is a bit tricky.  A little Paris Flea Market with some Lakehouse white and floral, and then a little pastel check hmmm?

Here is the bunny that will go on the quilt along with baskets, and ducks, and some appliqued vines.  It is a  Jan Patek pattern from a long time ago.  But, she still has it at her store in a booklet called Kellys Bunnies.  I would like to make the quilt on the cover with the 12" bunny too.  But, one thing at a time. 

It doesn't look like much yet but it will come together better as I go on. 

Are quilting on anything for spring?


It appears I can be talked into anything

This could be considered a squirrel project but since it's my granddaughter's and not mine - I'm not counting it as such.  I was...