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Monday, February 11, 2013

A quilting blast from the past...

Though our neck of the woods here in Wisconsin has not received the 3 feet of snow as New England has, we still have our share of winter - with everything from cold rains, icy mix to good old fashion white snow. Events have been cancelled and rescheduled. A typical February in other words. All this leads to time spent at home = sewing room time.

I won't bore you with photos of the continuing lines of hand quilting on the Cherry Tree quilt - but do note the word "continuing" - progress is definitely being made and the quilt is beginning to take on its new life. As for the Wedding Quilt - the blocks are almost complete & soon will be joined in rows. And that must remain under wraps for now:o) See that sketch on the graph paper? That is simply to make sure the blocks get oriented correctly in each row. I have been known to flip log cabin blocks when assembling the rows - yikes!

Soooo - what can I share with you on this slushy, snowy morning in the north woods? If you were heading outside you would definitely need to.............

 

Were you quilting back in 1994? Did you like the country/lodge look that was popular? There were some group quilts made at my old quilt shop and this was a popular one.

On this Country Threads pattern we each took a section & made 12 units then exchanged with each other in the group. It has always been a favorite of mine. Have loss touch with a couple of the ladies but most of us still see and or stitch together frequently. Such fun memories!

I still have the original pattern book ...

That is my Blast From the Past - do you have a favorite "oldie but goodie" quilt you bring out from time to time or use frequently?

That is all for now from Taylorsoutback - wishing each of you a good week - if you are still shoveling out - be safe and stay cozy. If you are enjoying warm sunshine, grab some for us snowbound northerners

Pat

 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Abundance Party Time

Everyone is linking up to Lori's Abundance QAL.... this is my little quilt which was made for a dear friend.Be sure to visit all the little dolly quilts - each one is so sweet!

Thanks to Lori for organizing this QAL - the instructions were so well presented!!

Pat

 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Easing into Cheddar

Well, you know how it goes...a quilt you saw awhile back just keeps ticking away in the back of your mind. Maybe its the simple little piecing or maybe the combination of colors - but it just keeps ticking....

Last year when our quilt history study group visited the new Wisconsin Quilt Museum in Cedarburg, the main exhibit centered on quilts made with cheddar fabric. You can read about my 2 part posting here and here. I liked the simplicity of the small bed quilt in Part 1 and was drawn to the indigos & cheddar. (hope the links work for you - still getting to know the iPad and Blogsy)

Soooo...got into a bit of mischief yesterday at our new LQS - Grant's March Quilting Merchantile (hereafter referred to as GMQM!) What do you think? I need to add a couple of muted woven plaids for the little 4 patch units in the nine patch blocks. But mostly ready to try out my new favorite color - cheddar. Might even throw in a dash of red and green as in the original???

When not working on The Wedding Quilt, slowly, the hand quilting continues on this - I am marking as I go - making things up along the way.....


With our cold nights and a cheery fire going, I don't mind having this huge project piled on my lap. Things are quietly busy here at Taylorsoutback as we enter into February - the pace of wedding arrangements is picking up with tent, tables & assorted other needs being locked in and reserved. Punxsutawney Phil says an early Spring - do you agree? Would be nice to get a headstart on outdoor chores leading up to June 1st - but after living in Wisconsin for 39 years, I am wise to any predictions - we have had snow and freezing in May.
Have a good week and thank you for dropping by to visit!

Pat