Quilt Archive

Monday, February 27, 2017


Hello Blogger friends,

I am still busy working away on my scrapping projects, but nearing completion even as I write this post.   I took a few hours this past weekend to attend the Winter Quilt Show at the Washington County Fairgrounds in West Bend.  It was a one-day show on Saturday.  Here are some of my favorites:

 Modern style.
A very detailed and well done art piece. 
 This is just plain cool.
This one was made from hand embroidery pieces.  It is a multi-generational pieces, using work from both the maker's mother and herself.  A very unique way to showcase the pieces.

 This crazy quilt was very well done.  The fabric and hand stitching was reminiscent of crazy quilts from the 1890's-1900's.
 I love the simplicity of this design.

 Love this Charlie Brown shirt.  The quilting really made the quilt!
And what would be more fitting for a quilt show in Wisconsin...a Green Bay Packers tshirt quilt.  Love it!

My blog post next week will feature an update on the scrapping projects I'm working on.  Till then...

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Town Square, Part 2

Hello Blog Friends!

Despite having a cold this week, I was busy, busy and finished the top for the Towne Square quilt.  Here is a look:

I like the way it turned out, kinda scrappy.   Next step will be quilting and binding.

I'm taking the next couple of weeks off from sewing, however.  I have several smaller scrapbooking projects that I would like to work on.  I'll share my progress with you next week.  I'm planning to devote the month of March to finishing work...quilting and binding on this quilt, Seeing Red, and on a poor quilt top that has been languishing on the UFO pile for several years.  

See you next week with scrapping show-and-tell!

Sunday, February 12, 2017


Hello Blog Friends,

As I mentioned in my post "Seeing Red and More" on January 10, the deadline for gifting of the T-Shirt quilt was Feb. 2.  As it turns out, I have a little more time (like about 2 months) to finish it before gifting, so I'll put that one off until March.

I have started a new project, however, called Towne Square.  This one is also for me!  Pattern and fabric by Holly Taylor for Moda.  I purchased this project as a kit:

Project materials consist of yardage, panel, charm pack, jelly roll.  Pieces have been sorted and cut and panel units assembled.

One block done and 11 to go!

Till next time...

Pillowcases, Pillowcases, Pillowcases

Hello Blog Friends,

The question is...is it too early to start thinking about Christmas 2017?  My answer is a resounding "No".  I think about the next years Christmas as early as Dec. 26!  As a matter of fact, I already have a start on it.  

Here is a cute pair of pillowcases that will be a gift at Christmas 2017.  And the lucky recipient is....it's a secret until the big unwrapping event happens.  

I was purging my stash again the other day, and found yardage enough to make these pillowcases for Denis and me:

Each year in April, I go on a scrapbooking retreat that daughter Kristy arranges.  This year at retreat, I'm donating a door prize consisting of this pillowcase, a bottle of wine, and dark chocolates:

Enough of pillowcases for now.   On to bigger and quiltier things...

Till next time....