The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Friday, October 05, 2018

A Day In The Life...


 
of a Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel...
 
 
Pondering life...
 
 
Cleaning...


More cleaning...because that's
easier than pondering life.
 

 
Back to pondering...
Will winter be harsh?

 
More cleaning...

 
 Still more cleaning... 

 
 Pondering...
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

Emily...

 
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
Lowell, Massachusetts

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Photograph me...

 
Photograph...

 
me... 
 

like...
 
 
 a...
 
 
French model...
 
 
How'd I do???
 
 
Cute...
I'm not a squirrel, but pretty sexy.
 
 
Au revoir...

Monday, August 13, 2018

The Emily Munroe Quilt...


My progress on the Emily Munroe Quilt...
Second row stitched using the potholder construction method.
Have I told you how many years I've been working on this quilt?
Four years...
 

 
For those that haven't seen the entire quilt
 with all the blocks basted together...
Wool applique on wool backgrounds.
 

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Are We Ready To Rumble...

 
Kisses first to start the match...


Round One...
 

 
 Round Two...
 
 
Round three..
 
 
Round three is going long
with a take down.
 
 
 Penalties, double penalties...
no biting.
 

Say uncle...
or I'll tell Mom you started it.
 
 
Yep, you're bleeding...
 
 
Here's the plan...


Mom...he started it.