Thursday, October 31, 2013

Forget Me Not

"Forget Me Not' is complete and I am happy!  The pattern I used is by Cheri.  I love her style of quilt design.  Prim/country looking.  A chance to use my plaids.

I am working on a Christmas gift the last two days.  Nothing I can share at this time.  But I can tell you it is cute.  And something I would like for myself.

In the spirit of the day, I am sharing with you a Halloween cat I made for a friend a few years ago.  Worth a second look.

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 25, 2013


We arrived home earlier this evening from a trip north to Ohio to visit friends and family and to experience a real fall.  The weather turned quite cold and I can say that I am glad to be back home to warmer weather.  It was about 78 degrees when we pulled into our driveway.

One of the really good things that happened on the trip was that my husband was very agreeable into making a side trip on the way home.  In North Carolina, we headed off to the east so I could meet my very good blogging friend, Mary of Quilt Hollow.  We finally met in person after so many e-mails back and forth over a long period of time.  What a treat to meet her and her husband and spend a very enjoyable evening together.  Just wish it could have been longer!  Another time if we can work it out.

I want to share a few antique quilt pictures with you that were taken in the AAA I-76 Antique Mall in Ravenna, Ohio.
I spotted this applique quilt and was sorely tempted to bring it home.  I think the price was $145 or very close to that.  It has some damage in three areas that I could see but it is minimal and does not detract from the beauty of the red and green applique.  I left it hanging there for someone else to purchase and enjoy.
I liked this red and white quilt too.  I do not remember the price but it was reasonable.
A nice pink and white applique quilt.  I wonder if it was red and white at one time.
And an antique sampler that was $98 or $99 dollars.  Again I was tempted but did not purchase.

I was disappointed to find the Riverfront Antique Mall in New Philadelphia, Ohio no longer exists.  It was always a good place to find things I like.  I did a search and the one in Statesville, NC is no longer open either.

I have a lot of blog reading to catch up on and am looking forward to seeing what you all have been up to.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Fall Into Winter

I was tired of not having any completed projects so I got busy and machine quilted three smaller size quilt tops.  I have two of them bound and ready to hang.

First the fall piece.  It is a Cheri Saffiote-Payne pattern from one of the Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine.  It is called "Autumn Wools".  An easy one to stitch with wool on cotton applique and a touch of embroidery.

The second is a snowman from a free pattern by Kim Diehl. called "Hearthside Seasons Winter Mini Quilt".  Here is a link to the directions and here is a link to the templates.  I used wool for the nose and star shaped buttons on his tummy.
Thanks for stopping by for a short visit.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Vintage Christmas

I just finished a small wall hanging flimsy.  It is from a pattern by Cheri called "Vintage Christmas".  It turned out darker than I thought it would.  I am not sure I like it that dark.  The fabrics were from stash so that is a good thing to have used up a bit.  The quilt is about thirty inches square.
The dark green fabric is a piece by Kansas Troubles.  It has holly leaves which are more tone on tone looking and tiny berries that are more to the rust side of red so I used a rust fabric with it.  The corner squares are from a line called "Worn and Loved".

Now what will I work on?  I have plenty to chose from.

Saturday, October 5, 2013


We recently had a week's vacation in Myrtle Beach, North Carolina.  I took time to prep the applique parts for all the rest of the Sally Post blocks.  I spent a lot of time stitching on them.  There were four blocks I missed making a part for so those were stitched up to the point of the missing part and then finished after the trip.  Of the 36 block patterns, I have two left to make.  Below are pictures of the newly completed blocks on the design wall.

 I didn't get a very good picture of this one.

And the penguin!  This is a block for the Country Threads "Noah" pattern.

Back to the sewing room!