The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Flying in Circles

 
I designed and started stitching this quilt
top way back in 2005.
All the applique is needle turned.
I've been looking at it pinned to my ceiling
for all those years.
Good grief, that's twelve years.
Time to add borders to the left and right
and then hand quilt it.
 
 
 
 


Wednesday, October 04, 2017

World Animal Day

 
There...

 
are some...

 
who...

 
can...

 
live...

 
without...

 
wild things...

 
and some...

 
who...

 
cannot...
 
~Aldo Leopold~
 
It's World Animal Day...
Celebrate, respect and protect all animals around the world.
 
 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Dahlia...

 
I finished the Dahlia Wall Hanging...
a small easy project to hand quilt with linen thread.

 
I used three strands of DMC floss
for the embroidery around the flowers.

 
Once again the design is from Jan Patek's
Twixt Garden Gates, 1977.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Joyful...

 
A joyful sight is when...


you can watch the smallest...

 
of creatures...

 
spend an hour...

 
preening...

 
cleaning...
 
 
removing parasites...

 
and drying their tiny feathers.

 
She's ready for flight...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Twixt Garden Gates

 
Working on a small primitive project...
Dahlia Wall Hanging

 
From Jan Patek's Twixt Garden Gates, 1997
I favor these older designs from Jan.


 
Hard to see, but there is bright orange embroidery surrounding
 the flowers which sets off the design. 
I'm going to hand quilt it with linen thread
and then add the embroidery.

 
This is the Twixt Garden Gates quilt on the back
of the booklet.  I love the 'hugeness'
of the applique.