This is just a teaser and
another invitation to join our “Gwennie Inspired Medallion Quilt-a-long”. When
Cynthia (Wabi-Sabi Quilts) and Lori (Humble Quilts) asked me to be a part of
this I immediately thought back to all of the wonderful quilts Gwen has made
over the years. I have never had the good fortune to meet Gwen in person, but I
know we are kindred spirits. I have followed her since the early 1980’s when
she wrote a monthly article in Lady’s Circle Patchwork Quilt (oh, how I miss
I have almost all of Gwen’s
books. I think she is best known for her “Liberated Quilts”.
But, one of my favorites is not
as well known. I was so enamored of her little fabric books, that I made dozens
for all my little (and a few big ones too) friends. I have only 3 left. Hmmm, maybe it is time to make a
I have finished my basket
block (I think). So, stay tuned for the big “reveal”.
I am finally going to see Lynne
Zacek Bassett’s Gothic to Goth exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum in
Hartford, CT this Friday, May 20. I plan to be at the museum around noon and I
would LOVE to meet up with any of my blogging friends who might be in the area.
Warning: I will have my husband in tow, but he is very friendly and may find
this interesting as well.
I longingly watched this
exhibition progress as Lynne posted tantalizing photos and descriptions on her
Facebook page. Then, when I received the
catalog I was even more anxious to go. I have hundreds of books on quilt and fabric
history, and I must say this is on my top 10 list! It is wonderfully written
and designed and the photographs are incredible!
We plan to arrive around noon
on Friday so, if you are in the area I’d surely like to say hi!
Month #8 in the Shenandoah
Valley Botanical Album Quilt sew-a-long. I can’t believe I have stuck with this
for 8 whole months! Except for my choice of background fabrics, I have tried to
follow the patterns and fabrics that Esther used in the original quilt. That
went out the window with this one. I took a lot of liberties with this one and
I had a great time making it. I now feel like I can relax and make them all my
own and still pay homage to Esther! I have not put the bow on this one yet and
I am still debating as to whether I will or not.
I went crazy and used a Di Ford pillar print for the vase. I just couldn't make the plaid fabric work for me and I love Di's fabric (from Busy Thimble).
Since I am doing this in the
potholder method, I have tried to get each block quilted and bound by the end
of each month. So far so good, but as you can see this one is still “naked”.
Hope to quilt it this weekend! Check out all the progress at The Shenandoah Valley Botanical Album Quilt blog (here). Enjoy!
It's time to link up the sweet little doll quilts from Lori's (Humble Quilts) swap.
Here's the adorable Shoo Fly I received from Juliann in Washington. I love it and I wish I had more of that backing fabric! Thanks Juliann!
I am editing this post because I forgot to link Lori's blog (duh) and I forgot to show the little quilt I made for Cecile in France (Patchwork Inspirations)
I made a strippy quilt to represent my Maine heritage. I wanted it to look like an early Maine quilt. I used a fantastic Di Ford pillar print on the back which I got from my favorite quilt shop Busy Thimble!
Do check out Lori's post and see all the adorable quilts!
This is such a fun thing to do. It is my second year and I hope I can participate again!
I didn’t get a lot of
quilting done this weekend, but I did put the final touches on this little
quilt a few minutes before the baby shower!
This is for a very special
girl, my daughter’s best friend, Somerset. She moved from Maine to South
Carolina so I had to make her a quilt to make sure the baby always knows how to
get back to Maine!
I love the backing fabric too. It reminded me of water.
The chart in the center is
printed on a nice quality white cotton. I wish I had bought all that they had
because she doesn’t make them anymore. I could print them on fabric, but these
were really well done. Always buy more than you need right?
So many of you have finished
your Time Warp Star quilts and I am so very proud of you all (no jealousy here,
really!). I am plugging away on mine.
I am making it in the potholder method
and it (if finished in time) will be going to Tempe, AZ this fall for the AQSG
auction. I’ll post it again when I have finished (please don’t hold your
breath, I cherish all of you!).
April’s progress on my Quilty 365 circles. Be sure to check out all the great progress on Audrey’s blog (Quilty Folk). I’m still enjoying this project and absolutely cannot believe I have kept up. I hand applique one little circle every day. What fun! Just like a daily vitamin! So far each fabric is different. That's 358 different feedsack prints so far!
And here is the back of the
lovely little quilt I received from Juliann in Washington. Somehow it didn’t
make it on to my last post and I left you all in suspense. Isn’t it beautiful?