Thursday, July 26, 2012

Log Cabin Fever

 Quilt, that is.
Each log cabin block measures 4 inches.
Each "log"  1/2 inch finished.
Isn't that incredible?
My customer is going to scallop the edges.
Love the red centers and flange,
really makes the quilt pop.
I think the quilted feathers add curves to the straight lines and texture. 
Oh, I just finished the best book!
This book is so well written you will believe it is true.
I have never read anything quite like it.
It mixes history, with romance, hardship, courage, and humor.
Parts of the book where definitely difficult to read.
Some graphic hardship and violence.
What sad things humans can do to each other.
Moving right along.
I want to share this size chart I found on
So handy.
I printed one and pinned it
to my design wall.

Well, I hope it's not to hot in your neck of the woods.
We're 95* with 150% humidity.  
It's a Popsicle kind of day!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Vintage Basket Summer Quilt

Had a wonderful trip to Tomah this weekend.
My beautiful granddaughter and I had lunch at the European Cafe
(fanciest place in town) and then spent the afternoon doing what we love to do best.
Baking. Cookies.
Didn't I tell you she is a cutie!

Here is the new recipe she found for us to bake.
The vanilla pudding makes the cookies soft & chewy.
Makes about 6 dozen.  Click on the recipe to enlarge and print.

I've been on a binding kick lately.
Practicing those scallop edges again.

 I may have to trim my front scrubs or find a new place to take quilt pictures.

This quilt is called a "summer quilt".
Hand Embroidery on light weight muslin.
This quilt was made NOT to have a batting and backing
but to be used in warmer months.
 Here is a photo of the top section with
hand embroidered flowers for the "pillow tuck".
The hand work on this piece was so beautifully done.
The back side is as neat as the front.
 I used a butterfly floral backing and binding.
The top has some permanent stains from age and being folded.
But the beautiful hand embroidery stitches shine thru on this piece.

Working on customer quilts this week.
Staying cool in my studio.

No more quilts to bind.
Back to yo-yo city.
Only 500 more to go. 

Stay cool!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Vintage Finish

I just finished binding two of my vintage finds.
I know, I know, how can I stand having a quilt on my lap in this heat?
Well, I just can't sit and watch TV empty handed.
 I feel like I'm wasting my time.
Of course, unless it's an "edge of your seat" thriller
which hasn't happened in a l-o-n-g time.

Remember this pink beauty?
Bound it "scrappy" to complement the blocks.

Here she is all quilted and washed.
Love the wrinkled look the 100% cotton backing and batting give it. 
And that Bubble Gum Pink!

This is my latest "conversation print" quilt.
I'm calling them "conversation print" quilts
because there's just so much to talk about when you look close.
See the variety of fabrics?
Bet you can find one that you just love.....

The squares are 1 1/2 inches each.
I added red polka dot binding to make it a even happier quilt.
Again, machine washed and dried for that vintage feel.

Heading out of town this weekend to visit my oldest son and his family.
Three of my grandbabies have birthdays this month.
That's one BIG cake.

Saturday, July 7, 2012


Have a great weekend, stay COOL.
I'll be folding fabric.....

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012

To hot to handle

The weather that is.
Around 96* all weekend.
Spent time on the porch, drinking pink lemonade

and reading a new magazine.
Have you seen this?
A girl Junkers' dream come true.

Happened upon it at the grocery store.
A bit pricey.....$9.99
 but worth every penny.
No advertisments and filled with ideas.

Plus tips from Mike and Frank THE American Pickers,
My favorite two guys.
OOOOh how I'd love to "pick" with them!

No big plans for the 4th of July.
How about you?
  Going to work on a few projects I hope to post soon.
Binding one of my rescued beauties, finishing up a table topper,
stitching blocks of yo-yos together.
A quilters' work is never done.

Stay safe this holiday week and