Category Archives: Embroidery

Quilt tops and small bags

I am working on a few small projects and finishing up some quilt tops I have had in the works for some time.   Too many ideas to possibly fit into one lifetime!  I like doing these small hoop projects and have several hanging on the wall in my quilt studio.   The small bags are experiments with big stitch quilting.  One is from some homespun fabrics I have had for years and the other is from scraps of wool.

The log  cabin quilt was started in a class in Williamsburg Virginia at the Mancuso quilt show in February (Don’t remember the exact year)    The blocks are hand pieced but are sewn together by machine.  I plan to machine quilt in the ditch when I finally get the quilt layered.

The batik quilt is a from a pattern I bought at Keepsake Quilting about 4 years ago.   Now that it is pieced, I can go back to Keepsake.   Have a trip planned in September and we are staying at my favorite Bed and Breakfast, the Cheney House, in Ashland, NH.    This is our 6th or 7th time there and we really enjoy our host and hostess and their lovely home.



Little Birds


I’ve been playing with embroidering these little birds.  The bottom one on the orange fabric will be made into a post card and go to a quilting friend.  The finished post card is for a new friend who is here in Maine temporarily and will be returning home soon.   I’ll save the last card for something special.   Fun to make–I’ve seen little birds all over the place lately.   Such a nice and simple idea and just makes me happy to make them!

Whenever I embroider, I think of Aunt Pauly who taught me how to sew, embroider, and so many other things.   She was a role model for anyone who knew her.  I think she would be happy to know that so many of her nieces are still using the skills she taught.