Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Springtime Frolic

I am creating a series of seasonal table toppers.  The first, Pumpkin Spice, was published in the Fall 2013 issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects. 

The second, Springtime Frolic, can be found in the spring 2014 issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects.  I haven't taken a photo since the quilt was completed and quilted; hence the sheep without
legs (poor little guys!). 

The summer issue of the magazine will arrive soon and I can't wait to see how the summer table topper was photographed.
If you're interested in a kit, you can get one by clicking here.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

I knew it had been a while since I posted but.....

Wow!  November was the last time I updated my blog.  May as well close it if it's going to be that long between posts!

December was a heck of a month.  Sunday morning, Dec 15, I received a text from my sister.  She'd been in an accident.  A very nice passerby stopped and texted me further details of where to meet the ambulance, etc.  She was rear ended by a drunk driver at 7:45 a.m. -- yeah -- a.m.  She was injured but it wasn't nearly as bad as it could have been.  Since she couldn't adequately care for herself, she moved in with us for a few weeks.  She's progressing and hopefully will return to work this week.

While my routine has been out of whack (and I'm very much into routine), I've still been able to finish several projects.  The one that brought me the most joy was "Silent Night".  It's a pattern by my friend, Norma Whaley, of Timeless Traditions. 

Cotton backgrounds with wool applique.  The borders are simple log cabin blocks.  Here's some closeup photos.

If you'd like to make one just like mine, visit here to find out more info. 
I plan to post at least weekly so be sure to check back soon.