The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

The Bighorns...

my favorite large mammal...

A little one trying hard to keep up
with the only Ram in this herd.

They spend hours behind the house
pawing at the snow to find some grasses to eat.
A healthy Ewe...

  and her little one.
Taking the long road...


The end!

Thursday, February 01, 2018

The Emily Munroe Quilt

Emily Munroe's Civil War quilt...
This is where I left off last year,
all the blocks basted together.

I'm using the 'potholder' construction
method to reconstruct the quilt.

Row one...
I ended up using a very thin quilting

 Before whip stitching the wool over the cotton backing
and then whip stitching each block to each other.

Quilt back of the original showing the construction...
Courtesy of Frances Quinn of Hoopla Patterns...
The Emily Munroe Quilt pattern is an authorized adaptation
 from the historic collection of the
 New England Museum
in Lowell, MA

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Birds, Birds, Birds!

Yay, yay, yay, yay, more yay!

My Bird Dance top is complete...

A long term project from 2016
as I worked on other projects.

Wool and cotton appliques, specialty threads
 for the various embellishment stitches. 

Berries...lots and lots of berries.

I'm going to machine quilt it
using the stitch in the ditch technique.

One more Yay!

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Oh no...

You put...

one of your...


on crooked this morning.

I wish I could reach out and straighten it for you...