Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Thursday, October 25, 2018
I received this stunning book from a friend...
Australia's Quilt Heritage
from Convict times to 1960 by
Some of my favorites...
Mary Jane Hannaford Quilts
She was in her eighties when she made her quilts.
Advance Australia Fair
I absolutely love the use of appliqued
strips of fabric pieces in her quilts.
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden
Sleep Baby Sleep Quilt
Waggas or utilitarian quilts
A Wagga from suiting samples..
I love the simplicity and colors of this one.
Log Cabin Wagga
~Thank you Kelley~
Friday, October 05, 2018
of a Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel...
More cleaning...because that's
easier than pondering life.
Back to pondering...
Will winter be harsh?
Still more cleaning...
Why is that woman watching me?
Back to cleaning...
That's some serious pondering...
Sleep well little one...
Their long hibernation has started.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
A little more progress of my
Emily Munroe Quilt...
The blocks from row three have been
reconstructed using the "potholder" construction method.
The wool has been turned to the back and whipped
stitched down over the backing fabric.
I used a very thin batting to keep the
heavy applique from sagging.
This is a detail of the back from the original quilt
that Frances Quinn of Hoopla Patterns included in her pattern.
The hardest part of stitching this quilt...
lining up the squares and stitching
the wool blocks to each other by hand.
My fingers have been screaming...
Looking back at all the blocks...
only six more rows to go.
The original quilt was made approximately in 1865
by Emily Munroe and is currently owned by the
New England Quilt Museum in