The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Six Cats in My Garden

I've been stitching some on Linda Brannock's Six Cats in my Garden.
I'm using the needle turn applique method. 
I'm auditioning the large flowers for color and placement.
I'll add those after the very large stems and leaves are appliqued. 

I'm very partial to these older designs, large applique with large cuts of fabric.
I'm using my stash of older Brannock and Patek fabrics.

These two fabrics in the background are for the stems, leaves and one more border.
It hard for me to believe that Linda is gone. 
So I stitch these older designs that are such a legacy of her immense talent.


Friday, August 28, 2015


I hope you all enjoy the photos!





One of my favorites,
sitting on the end of an antler on the deck.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Emily Munroe Quilt

Sharing my progress on The Emily Munroe quilt.
Wool applique on the wool backgrounds.
I'm trying to duplicate the Civil War look of the original quilt
 with as close a match to the original wools
 as well as the same embellishments and couching.
Two more rows to go.

A close-up of some of the latest blocks.
The blocks are just basted together,
makes it easier to photograph 
and it keeps the blocks in order.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Oh no...

You don't feel good?

Open your mouth and say ahhh...
You look just fine!!!!!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Heart'n Hand

Heart'n Hand, a new wool applique design from Cee Rafuse
of Early Style Penny Rugs. 
This one really calls to me with the symbolism of the hearts and the hands,
reflecting family and friends.  I'll be making this one for sure.

The Medway Salmon...wonderful vintage and antique wools.
I like Cee's idea that you can finish off the look of the salmon with
 your own embellishment or embroidery stitches.

The Marriage Pen Wiper Rug,  I'm still working on this one.
I have all 100 tongues blanket stitched and have been adding the little stars.
The planning comes with the layout because
there are ten different shades of wool.
You would want the shades to be in a random order as well
as the embroidery with the initials and the dates.
Photos courtesy of Cee of Early Style Penny Rugs.
You can find her on Etsy and Blogger.