The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Around the World Blog Hop

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...
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.


  1. Wonderful posting and I do enjoy your style of quilting and the wildlife in your area.


  2. Wow, what a great post!
    Love your sharing!
    Love all the projects, and the wildlife!

  3. What you have shared is why I love reading your blog, from the traditional quilting to the wildlife, it seems so peacful, thank you for sharing what you do. Cee from Diary of a Rugmaker is a great blog, I have ordered several of her kits, it too is traditional and peaceful! Again thanks for sharing!

  4. Your blog is one of my favorites! Your work and your pictures of the wildlife that surrounds you, beautiful!

  5. I missed this post. It has been fun reading the responses from participants. I love to come to read your posts and see the lovely quilts you are making.

  6. Your wildlife pictures never bore me. I like your quilts too


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