An antique basket top, partly hand and machine pieced, got lots of raves. Note how the blocks are set so there is not an up or down. Clever woman of long ago.
What a bevy of Bring and Brag at our monthly meeting at Beginnings Quilt Shop! Let me also correct the December Tea Time in that it is Deb, from Travelers Rest, who made the denim doggie bed. She stars in our first “show off” for December in the beginning of her calendar wall hangings.
Many thanks go to Sam Baldwin who has been my graphic artist for my new book over many years. Jackie, his wife, requested a dark green and burgundy quilt so I just had to make The Real Trip Around the World in her colors. It turned out great and I trust they stay warm.
Come on down to the Hendersonville Curb Market, Saturday to buy my new book. Will sign and will have a few of the quilts there from the book. My favorite place in town. You can even get eggs, jams and other goodies.
I can’t let 2018 pass without a “shout out” for the Christmas PTA party. Show and Tell is the best as Kate shows off her Batik accomplishments.
Our Playhouse Garden group starts off the season with a great brunch at Mary’s house. I covet this lovely little tree wall hanging. Just makes one want to start thread sketching at the BERNINA.
The rustic hanger adds more to the charm.
Six days of snow hibernation led to some necessary activities. First, I promised myself to organize years of collected photos; made a RTAW ( short for Real Trip Around the World) small lavender sample from my own new book and make a pumpkin pie since I gave our new Publix some business for Turkey Time. Early on I at least got the front walk shoveled but then it all turned to ice. Oh, welcome rains please some!
Marene shared her amazing medallion wall hanging inspired from the Robin Ruth Mariner’s Compass Skinny ruler method. Hope we get to see this in the Asheville Quilt show next year. On the same day I got to coach Abby at the 4-H meeting as she works on her sewing skills with her first flannel quilt.
Tea Time at Beginnings Quilt shop is such a sharing time. Yes, we bring and brag along with learning so much. Terryann showing off her doggie bag from denim scraps. More below.
Terryann excited about telling us about her Denim Doggie bed. Best hint: Fill the inside with a stuffed pillow case ( in Australia I noted stuffing done with old, clean clothes) that can be removed from the velcro closed bad for laundering. Also Joan shows off a musical patchwork done with nieces featuring musical notes from their marching band; then she reveals a great quilt for her husband done with those 2 1/2” rolls. I got to show off one of my Real Trips Around the World from my new book made especially for my favorite and ONLY graphic artist and his wife. Can’t wait to present this to him along with my book. Just a week or so for delivery!!
What to do with a collection of decorators sample fabrics? The secret was to just save the for awhile until they found a home with some leaf pounding fabric done years ago. They all came together mixing the grays and gold tones and even different textures. Always good feeling to finish. Long arm quilted by Susan Caldwell.
The start of another star quilt at a demo for the Fiber Day, Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC. The special fabric, Paint By Number, by Moda was the spring board for this quilt along with a Nine Quarter Circle Ranch class project. But I never guessed where I eventually want it to end up on a bed. After seeing James Blunts Bonfire Heart video I knew that was it’s destination. For sure I recognized all the roads around Yellowstone Park plus the horses, etc. Now the question? How do I get this quilt to him in person, of course. Maybe I will leave that up to my grandchildren who know the concert etiquette.
Yes, it was exciting to get a picture with Mark Dunn, President of Moda Fabrics at the Asheville Quilt Show. He related to me that it was his daughter who designed the fabric. Very good!
Here it is complete finished in 2016 and longer quilted by Debbie Beaver. Hope you make your own Lone Star quilt via my new book, Scrap Happy Quilts!