Hi Everyone, I have missed writing....and, have found that I enjoy it more then I thought, and, have actually missed posting in my blog. Spring is March 20th - right around the corner. Yippee, boy, am I ready! I spent almost the entire month of February in Washington State and it felt like we had snow everyday. Then, when I returned home, we had more snow here in Virginia....I love snow but man am I definitely ready for spring! Are you? The quilt I am sharing today is a
This is the quilt that needed to be completed before Christmas. I really wanted to make sure that it was finished with enough time for the maker to bind and wrap. I am happy to announce that it is in the hands of the maker now - 12-16-2017. This quilt was pieced and appliqued by Jane C. of Nokesville, Virginia for her son with his father's ties and shirts. I loved how this quilt turned out. The combination of the shirts and ties with the deep blue sashing made for an eleg
Hello Everyone! Hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner now. I am now catching up with my backlog of quilts - thank goodness. I had one (1) quilt that absolutely needed to be done before Christmas with enough time to bind and wrap. Yeah, it is done and off to the maker....it is not the quilt I'll be showing here.... Today's quilt is coming to you from Dolly K. of Gainesville, Virginia called Rail Fence Blooms. It is a beautiful quilt and was fun to quilt.
The third, and final quilt, from Betty R. of Haymarket, Virginia is Dancing Tulips. This fun quilt was a quick quilt to quilt all in all because I combined blocks to minimize stitching-in-ditch. Stitching-in-the-ditch is time consuming....so anytime it can be minimized it will save time, and, therefore, money. I was able to save time with this quilt by also using one (1) color predominately over the entire quilt. More on that later.... I used Glide #60, Cream, by Fil-Tec
Hi All! I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I have been working on several more applique quilts....I do not post pictures of quilts until they have been picked up by their owners....the three (3) following quilts I quilted for Betty R. of Haymarket, Virginia. I decided to put each quilt into their own post.... The first quilt up is The Signature Wedding Quilt. I absolutely love everything about this quilt, and it was fun to quilt. I used Kimono Silk, Misty Mou
Hi Everyone ~ I have been working on a beautiful applique album quilt made by Patricia D. of Gainesville, Virginia. A little background on the quilt pattern. The quilt pattern is based on an original quilt made by Ester B. Matthews in 1858. The Virginia Quilt Museum in Harrisonburg, Virginia sponsored a monthly Sew Along to raise awareness of Ester B. Matthews' quilt and to help fund the Virginia Quilt Museum. If you are interested in appliqueing your own Shenandoah Valle