The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

A View From My Window...


Hello winter...


A handsome and healthy... 


Mule Deer buck...


He's watching over...


These orphans...


I know!
No sign of the doe...
just the little ones with this lone buck.


May they pass safely through
the day and night together...


Thursday, October 25, 2018

Australia's Quilt Heritage

 
I received this stunning book from a friend...
Australia's Quilt Heritage
from Convict times to 1960 by
Annette Gero.
 
 
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
 
 
Time
 
 
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

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...