The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Primitive Strips

I've been making a strip quilt using my vintage Brannock and Patek fabrics.

Inspired by this 1930 African American quilt from the book, The Ultimate Quilting Book by Maggie McCormick Gordon.
I have several more sections to add before finishing with the same type red borders.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Just a Little Bit of Wildlife

A joyful, spontaneous moment watching a squirrel enjoy his treat...
Happiness, just an orange slice for some.  Makes me smile.

Monday, April 06, 2015


Five rows completed on The Emily Munroe Quilt.  Three more rows to go. 

I love how it looks from far away. For a wool quilt it's not as heavy as you would think since the blocks are small.

A close-up of one of the blocks.  Emily must have loved dogs.  She gives them such character with the extra detail of collars.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrels

This Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel I recognize from last year since he has an unusual white mark on the top of his head.  They can hibernate for up to 9 months but with the warm weather they have all come out early.

They are smaller than the tree Squirrels, but much large than Chipmunks.  I love watching them since they are far more curious, expressive and friendly.

They eat seed, but love greens and carrots...
and fruit.

Is that not the cutest face ever.

Peaceful day for the Bighorns as I drove up the driveway to seeing them lounging.