Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
I've been thinking about Linda Brannock and wishing her well and continued good health after a recent hospital stay. Looking back through some of her books, I decided I wanted to make her Six Cats in My Garden. A quilt I can relate to considering all the cats that I have had over the years. I think eight cats were the most that Jim and I had at one time.
The quilt is from Miss Jump's Memories.
The applique pieces are large, almost 26" across so the applique is easy and simple to accomplish. I'm using the needle turn applique method and lots of older Brannock and Patek fabrics.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
I'm participating in the Around the World Blog Hop. I was tagged by Shannon of Fawson Farm. The picture above is a sample of Shannon's beautiful wool projects. She teaches, she sews, she cooks, she blogs...http://www.fawsonfarm.blogspot.com/
What am I working on?
I'm basting Baskets, Berries and Leaves so I can start to hand quilt it.
I'm hand quilting the Pokeberry Quilt.
It's coming along with the big stitch.
I'm reproducing the Emily Munroe Quilt using wool backgrounds and wool applique An antique quilt from the Civil War era.
How does my work differ from other quilters?
My work differs only in that I'm more drawn to the more traditional primitive aspect of quilting. I'm drawn to the older, vintage fabrics and designs from Brannock and Patek. Those fabrics have a tone that I have not found in the newer fabrics.
I'm drawn to applique quilts using the needle turn applique method for most of my primitive quilts.
Why do I create or write this blog?
It's become a journal of sorts for me over the years. It's also a way for me to connect and share from a Sue Spargo quilt to
my bird photos
to the wildlife outside my window.
How does my writing and creating work?
My posts are usually spontaneous and are a reflection of what I might be working on at the time or maybe some interesting wildlife pictures that I've been able to capture.
A blog I recommend for her traditional rug making is Cee of The Diary of a Rugmaker. She uses traditional methods to create one of kind penny rugs and table mats.