Baskets, Berries & Leaves

Baskets, Berries & Leaves

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Emily Munroe Quilt...Progress

Two more wool blocks completed for my Emily Munroe quilt.

These are the last two blocks in this row that use such vivid reds. The next two blocks use more pink and salmon shades for the wool flowers.

A photo of the entire quilt courtesy of the New England Quilt Museum.  I've been taken with the block of the horses and tree in the third row so I started that last night.  Fun block with all the yarn couching for the tree branches.  The black horses are stitched with crude contrasting wool stitches to make them primitive.  I will show them on another post.

I love that rabbit photo too from the last post.  Won't tell you how long I had to stand out there to capture that one shot and how very, very cold it was.  Thanks for the comments.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Avery's Teardrop Penny Rug Kit

Is this not a gorgeous penny rug?  I was so taken with it the first time I saw it. This rug was designed and made by Cee who has a blog called The Diary of a Rugmaker.  Cee uses traditional methods to dye her wools, using onion skins to give her wools that aged colonial look. 

I bought the kit from Cee's Etsy shop.  The kit included the aged background with all the wool pennies and teardrops cut as well the aged string for stitching.   I'm so looking forward to starting the process of reproducing one of Cee's rugs.
The link to Cee's blog and from there you can also find the link to her Etsy store,

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Are You Cold?

Because you look cold...
Oh, you're looking for something...
You found an icicle to eat.

Thursday, November 06, 2014


More progress on the Emily Munroe Quilt.
Lots of couching on this block with wool yarns.

The process, laying out the larger wool applique pieces and stitching those down first.  I then use chalk lines for placement of the couched stems.