Friday, March 20, 2015


The placement of 5" squares looks patchwork at first glance.
You don't see the gradient color range until the quilt 
is quarter folded. That is the beauty of this design.

greens, oranges, browns...

black, grays, reds...

browns, greens, gold...

navy, blues, greens and burgundy.

The back is Robert Kaufman "widescreen", cross hatch print in yarrow or golden yellow with a checker board design spliced in near the top from additional 5" squares.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015


A 10% plus off sale now at
table runners
pillow covers
now on sale....

Image of indigo maze - nap quilt - 72" x 61"     Image of indigo + oatmeal nap size quilt - 67" x 58" - framed square design - farmhouse quilt

Image of old + new quilt, nap size quilt, 72" x 59", picnic quilt, bed throw,      Image of Full size quilt - 94" x 74" - tumbling block design - farmhouse quilt

Image of NAP SIZE - 68" X 57" - CHAMBRAY STAR, FRAMED SQUARE PIECED DESIGN - FARMHOUSE QUILT     Image of quilt - full size - 90" x 72" - farmhouse quilt - framed squares design

          Image of table runner - 33" x 15" -  kaleidoscope design reverses to chambray with star design     Image of table runner - 40" x 13" - tumbling blocks design reverses to pieced mustard, burgundy

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Sunday, March 8, 2015

blue maze

More indigo, browns, creams in this HST quilt.

This is going on the quilter next.

Having fun working with my half-square triangle (HST) ruler.
This quilt should be done and in the shop by the end of the week.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

indigo + oatmeal

I've been hording indigo, batik and coordinating fabrics for YEARS. With a recent purchase of a coordinating indigo/browns/cream print I decided to finally cut into my stash. It took several days to decide on what pattern to use.  I decided to go with my favorite pattern to start with. There is enough fabric left that you will see these prints in several quilts. I will have to keep one for myself. Next quilt is a HST pattern that I am eager to start using these fabrics.

While sewing any quilt my mind works on a name and indigo + oatmeal was perfect for this quilt.  Lot's of indigo, oatmeal colored onasburg muslin for the sashing, the brown is chocolate chips....of course.

Winter is still roaring here in the Ozarks.  We have had snow, ice, winter on the ground since February 16th and we are in the thows of a winter storm today.  It's lovely to have a part-time job that I can pick my days to work and days to hunker down, stay home and sew. I have been sewing this top the past several evenings or #whiletheworldsleeps is a better description of my sewing time.  

Had plans to step outside to hang this quilt top on the laundry line (photo studio) today to get the full impact of its beauty. Not going out now on the icy deck just to take photos.  Here is the quilt top folded 1/4 the size on the floor by the back deck door.  The ONLY place in the house with any measurable light.  Not even noon and I have to turn on lights in the house to keep the gloominess at bay. 

The sleet is accumulating with a forecast of several inches of snow on top of that.  So glad to have firewood brought in, groceries bought and projects to keep the mind and hands busy. Let's hope the ice/snow doesn't cause a power outage.  Would like to get the back sewn today along with loading it on the longarm quilter.  

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