The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

The Primitive Strip Quilt

I finally finished adding all the sections to my primitive strip quilt.
I just need to add the borders which will be a red plaid. 

A close-up of the strips. 
Most of the fabrics are vintage Brannock & Patek fabrics.
My quilt is based on a 1930 African American quilt from the book
The Ultimate Quilting Book by Maggie McCormick Gordon.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Bighorn Sheep

A small herd of Bighorn Sheep grazing on the property.

 The little one learning from mom how to get to the grasses under the snow.

This one Ewe looked to be very pregnant and thankfully very healthy.

Love the shape of their noses, like a heart.

A healthy Ram...
It's very interesting to watch the interaction
of the males with the rest of the herd. 
 When they are not in their rut, they mingle without an attitude.
The little ones are so cute.

"An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language."

Martin Buber

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Emily Munroe Quilt

The Emily Munroe Quilt...
 A Civil War era quilt made
 entirely of wool backgrounds with wool appliqué.
These are all of my blocks basted together
 back in August when I last worked on it.

Since finishing some other projects, I can get back to it.
I love the simplicity of the wool applique and the early primitive style.

It looks to me that as Emily started to get to the end of he quilt,
 she used less and less couching and embellishment.

A photo of the entire quilt as provided by Hoopla Patterns.
The Emily Munroe Quilt is part of the historic
 collection of the New England Quilt Museum.

Saturday, January 16, 2016



Animals have no voice,
They can't ask for help,
They can't ask for freedom,
They can't ask for protection,
Humanity must be their voice.
A.D. Williams

Sunday, January 10, 2016

In Full Bloom

Yay me, was all I could say when I finally finished hand quilting In Full Bloom.
What a challenge. 

I used two different #8 Valdani perle cotton threads for the stitching. 
I'm not fond of using a thimble when I hand quilt.  I use what is called Vet Wrap.  An elastic wrap bandage that comes on a roll and you can cut it to any size.  I wrap my thump and needle finger to protect them and it also aids in grasping the needle to pull it through the wool.