Reindeer Modifications



Remember this quilt?   It has been in a few AQS shows this year.   It has a few more to go to and I have decided that I am going to make some changes to it first.

I am going to add Trapunto or stuffing.    Here is a link to how I do that

I have one deer and one tree done so far.


I think it makes a big difference.    It is going to take a long time to do the whole thing.   Teddy thinks I might be crazy.


I think he will approve when it is done.   Here are some more pictures

Happy Quilting


Mackintosh Rose finished


I finished the Mackintosh Rose Quilt.   I started it April 11, here is the post about that

I wrote about my design inspiration here

Here it is with the quilting finished and ready to add the binding.


I used all Presencia thread.   Perle cotton size 8 and 12 and 40 weight.


The bating is  Mountain Mist poly.

Here is a close up of the hand quilting.


Here are some more pictures (click to enlarge)

Now I have some gardening to do

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Borders next


I have to finish hand quilting the borders and then add the binding.   The binding will be black.   I hope to finish it this week.

I spent some time weeding the garden today.   Teddy watched


Here are some pictures of the back garden (click pictures to enlarge)

Next time I hope to have pictures of the finished quilt.

Happy Quilting


A beautiful day for a drive


Driving home from Colorado today. Made it to Iowa and will drive the rest tomorrow.     The weather was beautiful.

I stopped of at the border between Colorado and Nebraska and too a few pictures at the visitor center.   Wild Flowers and scenery

(click pictures to enlarge)

The drive toward the end of the day was in Iowa, the sky was beautiful!  More quilt inspiration  (click pictures to enlarge)

Home tomorrow and back to quilting

Happy Quilting


Colorado Trunk Show


The Colorado Quilt Council was the so welcoming!  I did my presentation today and they sure were a great group!

Thanks for inviting me!!

Here are a few pictures from the event ….not the best quality but you can get the idea (click pictures to enlarge)

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Off to Colorado


I am going to Fort Morgan Colorado to do a presentation for the Colorado Quilt Council.    I have packed a lot of quilts!    Should be a great trip.

Of course I have to pack a quilt to work on while I am there.   I am taking the Mackintosh Rose because it is easy to pack.

I have one corner to go.


I will be working on the border. So I will only need to bring the black thread.


I will finish up with the colored thread when I get back home.

Happy Quilting





Something New


If you are a regular reader of this blog you know that I have more ideas for new quilts than I have time to do them all.  I know it would drive many people crazy having so many things in the works at the same time but I feel like I need to do it.   I have to strike while the iron is hot.

I had an idea for a whole cloth quilt in my head for quite some time and a Facebook friend posted some pictures of her hand dyed fabrics and the rest of the plan came into place.    I asked her if she could dye a large (90 inches wide) piece of fabric for me and WOW look at it!


This is going to be a whole cloth quilt but I am keeping the design a secret until I have time to draw it out and mark the top…for now it is all in my head.

The artist who dyed the fabric is Dera Linker, check out her website here   to see some more of her beautiful fabrics.

Debra is a real artist and is happy to do custom work.

Here is her guarantee:    “All fabric carries a 100% Happiness Guarantee.  If, for any reason, you are not 100% happy with my fabric, simply return it within 7 days, and I will happily refund the purchase price.”


It passed his inspection so I know it is perfect.

As excited as I am about my new fabric I still have the Mackintosh Rose quilt to finish, here are some update pictures (click pictures to enlarge)

The forecast is for more rain but the sun was out for a few minutes this morning.   Here are some garden pictures

Happy quilting