The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Emily Munroe Quilt...more Progress

I absolutely loved stitching this block.  There is so much detail in the houses and love the look of the nubby wool for the horse and dog.  Emily used satin for the yellow above the door.  I used velvet. I used wool paisley for the tiny door on the little house that I had left over from a purse that I had made years ago.

The little birds are so unique with their tiny black hats and wings. 

Love the horses flanking my favorite block.  These three blocks are the center of the next row and center the quilt for the main focal point.
Emily's stitching of this quilt certainly told a story.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Bison in Yellowstone

I trip into Yellowstone yesterday and came across a few Bison.

Cold, but very little snow. 

Their eyes always have

such depth and


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Traditional Wool Applique

I've been waiting a long time to see a book released from Rebekah L. Smith.  Her wool applique work and style is amazing.  She is a folk artist who is inspired by American antiques and decorative arts.  I've pre-ordered my copy. 
You can see her work on Pinterest,

 I am gravitating more and more to traditional wool applique.  The Emily Munroe Quilt seemed to have started the journey last year as did the early style penny rugs and mats from Cee Rafuse of The Diary of a Rug Maker.
My next wool project from Cee.  'Ned and Jake' is a wool mat Cee designed and the kit includes her hand dyed wools which she dyes using traditional methods and the aged string thread for stitching.  It's going to be a large mat, 36' long.  It just shipped so I'm looking forward to receiving it this week.
Photo courtesy of Cee Rafuse.

The aged string thread which really compliments a wool project when you are trying to reproduce that aged look.  Photo courtesy of Cee Rafuse.

Monday, January 12, 2015

The Pokeberry Quilt

Finally finished hand quilting The Pokeberry Quilt.
I love the primitive design and the vintage fabrics from Brannock and Patek.  It's my winter quilt, heavy and warm to sleep under.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

The Emily Munroe Quilt

Two rows complete of this Civil War quilt that I am reproducing.  Hand stitched with wool applique on wool backgrounds and wool yarns for the couching.

A few blocks completed for the next two rows.  I love the horses and the extra couching around the blankets.  I am astonished at the detail that Emily stitched into each block.

I had to wait for the Elk to leave to hang my quilt.