Friend’s William Morris Quilt Wins

Ellene’s Billy’s Bluebirds won third place in the Wall Hanging category at the MidAtlantic Quilt Festival!!! Ellene, Joan and I went to the quilt show and were so excited to see her quilt hanging there with that bright yellow ribbon. Her quilt is such a beautiful piece. When people realized the quilter was standing there, they started asking her, “How did you do that.” Her work is awesome.


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Still Quilting

I’m still working on my star quilt. Getting close to the finish line. Should be done in the next couple of days.

Blue thread leaf feathers, grey curved crosshatching and leaf feather scallop finished. Flying geese design finished in most of them. I especially love the grey border, but then the design is all quilting! No surprise there!



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1/4 or 1/2 inch Crosshatching???

Trying to make a decision. See the squares formed by the feathered star? They are only 4 1/4 inches but I have decided to quilt something like A or B that you see below in matching thread (not blue on cream). A has 1/4 inch Crosshatching and B has 1/2 inch with every other space filled in. I’ll probably put pebbles in whichever one I choose. Which should I use?



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Bloggers Quilt Festival-Fall 2011

It’s always so much fun to look at all the quilts posted in the Bloggers Quilt Festival.  This year I thought I would post a quilt of mine.

This is a linen, wholecloth quilt.  I learned how to make this kind of quilt from a class by Cindy Needham.  The bridge tablecloth had embroidery on it so I design the quilting to enhance the embroidery.  I stitched it to a lovely piece of blue fabric and then quilted it.  I wanted it to have a pretty name and my husband suggested his grandmother’s name, Anna LaFrance.  The label is an old cocktail napkin and has a picture of her.  The hanging sleeve is a piece of lace.

This was the first quilt I’ve done of this type.  It was a trial run before I do a tablecloth that my Mom cross stitched.  I didn’t want to start with hers because I was so afraid I would ruin it.  Now I have the confidence to quilt her tablecloth.  It will be wonderful to be able to have something Mom made to snuggle in.

The Bloggers Quilt Festival can be found here


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