The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Raffle Quilt to Support The National MS Society

My friend, Kathy, made this stunning quilt to raffle off to support The National MS Society.  Kathy's DIL was diagnosed with MS about 3 1/2 years ago.  This is Kathy's way to raise awareness and money to fund research. 
The quilt is queen/king size in shades of gray, taupe and blues.  Each raffle ticket is $20.00 and the drawing will be April 11th. 
You can donate the button, 'donate to me', be sure your donation is going to Kathleen Wood. 
Thanks so much...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Emily Munroe Quilt

A beautiful day to hang my quilt outside to show you my progress on The Emily Munroe Quilt.  I so love those horse blocks.  I've just been basting the blocks together to make it easier to photograph and also to keep them in order.  It also gives me a preview into whether I want to resize the blocks any smaller before I sew them together, thinking I like the 10" squares for now.
A close-up of one of the blocks from this latest row.  First time Emily uses a red yarn for the couching around the vase. 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Big Horn Sheep

I was able to take some photos of a herd of about sixteen Big Horn Sheep yesterday that were lounging in the sun...a little lamb.

 About thirty from a herd near the Park have died after contracting pneumonia from domestic sheep. I was extremely happy to see how healthy this herd looked.   

A little one with an itch.

Always thought what a privilege I have to interact with such wildlife.

She hears the click of the camera.

Enjoying a stretch...there are actually three sheep in this photo.

Monday, March 09, 2015

The Emily Munroe Quilt

It's great to have the fourth row completed for my Emily Munroe Quilt.
I've been looking at a book on Ebay called Massachusetts Quilt, Our Common Wealth in the hopes of obtaining a little more history on this quilt. 

A close-up of the lime green block.  I absolutely love the little birds.  Some of the flowers and the birds are crudely stitched on purpose with a contrasting wool thread for a primitive look. 

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

A Wool Table Rug

I finished 'Ned and Jake'.  A large wool table rug that was designed by Cee Rafuse of Early Style Penny Rugs on Etsy.  The rug is large, 36" long.  Cee's kit included the design, wools and aged string.  She even cuts out the applique shapes for you. I bought several packages of her aged string for some of my own primitive projects since I've come to love the look of this stitching.  She has sold out of all of these kits.

I used an aged muslin for the backing and the binding.

A close-up of the primitive feather stitching. 

I'm a traditional quilter and I applique much the same way, I use applique pins, fabric glue or baste to hold my pieces in place.  I don't fuse, it seems to distort the look and feel of the wool to me.