The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Imperial Blooms Borders and Deer Me

I finished all the applique on the scallops and have them pinned to the wool border.  One or two of the circles are of a different fabric so I wanted to place them just so.  Think it looks good.  Love how all the different shades of the background wools flow, like an artist painted them, Sue does have the most beautiful wools.  Will applique the scallops, sew the borders and then add the final embellishment stitches around the scallops.  This is sewing backwards, but I don't want to catch any embellishment stitches when I sew the borders on.
Yesterday I was sitting in the sun and stitching, and a doe came up with some others.  She looks pregnant, sheddding her winter coat so not looking her best, but healthy. 
She has her yearling with her.  They weren't sure of the ladder, too nervous to attempt to steal any seed.  A drink of water and they were on their way.



9 comments:

  1. I spent the better part of the morning reading your story - beginning at the beginning after having seen the sorrowfully beautiful cross piece above. I was very touched and engaged and I want to thank you for sharing such a personal portion of your life. It gave me pause - made me rethink some of the troubles that I've been encountering with my relationship, some of the fears, etc.
    Your work is quite wonderful! I have some of the original Brannock books - Red Wagon, etc. I love your interpretations.
    I hope that you continue to find inspiration in your gloriously beautiful Montana - you have inspired me, and I thank you.

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  2. That is a gorgeous quilt and you do such wonderful work!

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  3. you have made a work of art Nancy, bright, delightful and folk art......

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  4. You Emperial Blooms looks wonderful.

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  5. you continue to amaze me with your great works and great wild life! thinking of you, enjoy your montana!

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  6. That really came out so beautifully and wonderful against the background.
    Love seeing the deer, I have some that visit at night.

    Debbie

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  7. It's wonderful to see this quilt as a whole, the border really makes it sing.
    Today we have some sunshine after weeks of rain.
    Happy quilting,
    Hugs, Angela.x

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  8. You are right...these wools are gorgeous! Your artwork is stunning. Wonderful accomplishment!

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  9. Beautiful wool project. I have enjoyed watching your progress, thank you for sharing.

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