Monthly Archives: July 2015

Fine summer day

felted pincushion in porcelain sugar bowlHand quilted, machine pieced baby blanketpostcard with rickrack flowerBaby quilt hand quilted and machine pieced

Great day here in Maine. The sun is out, the breeze is blowing, a few puffy clouds in the sky, and temperature is in the mid 70’s. Can’t get much better!! I spent part of the morning working in the garden, pruning, weeding and enjoying the flowers. There is thyme growing all over the place, blossoming now, and full of bees gathering the honey.
Every day has to have time for quilting, so this afternoon I am playing in the sewing room. Several projects going at once including a scrap 30’s/40’s scrap quilt, a fusible web appliqued heart quilt with some hearts I have had ready to use for quite some time, a pillow top paper pieced evergreen tree, and a bow tie quilt top in reds and greens. There is also a very bright 32 patch quilt pieced and ready for a backing to be made and it can go to the long arm quilter.
Maine Quilt show this weekend and will be going on Saturday. Another perfect day–hundreds of quilts on display and vendors to round it all out!

 

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More Quilts this summer

hand embroidered finished may 2015Table runner with fabric from Mary LaBoubeEdward, Emil, and Edgar Gnome DSCN3697Handprint quiltThought I’d post a few pictures of recent finishes.   The whale pillow top is hand embroidered and outline was from a free site on the internet.

The Dresden Plate table runner is made from fabric given to me from a friend who purchased it in Europe while enjoying a cruise down the Danube.

Gnomes are in this post by accident, have already posted them.  If you ever see the book Gnome Project by Jessica Piell-Meininghaus, do pick it up.  A fun read and great instructions for making your own gnomes.  They can become addictive and you may want to make many.  And as I am making mine, their stories just happen.  Great fun!

The Kaleidoscope quilt is being donated to my church for a raffle to raise funds to be used for many worthy projects.

Last quilt was made for my mother and contains the handprints of all her great grandchildren.  Had 2 extra spaces so those have paw prints representing her “great grand dogs”!!

I’ve been doing quite a bit of hand quilting this summer and am happy to be back doing this.  Very relaxing, love slowing down to do this, listening to books on tape, enjoying the peace and warm weather.  I’m piecing a scrappy 16 patch block quilt in 30’s and 40”s reproduction fabrics, using all I have in my stash.  May have to go out and get more as the blocks I have completed will not make a large enough quilt.

Happy Quilting