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Month: April 2023

LETTUCE BE BERRY CHRISTMAS QUILT

LETTUCE BE BERRY CHRISTMAS QUILT

Lettuce Be Berry Christmas Quilt – it is not the average Christmas quilt. This top was sewn together in a day and a half while on my annual trip to Maine in Sept. 2014. It is named for the lettuce and berry fabrics in it. When I decided to make this quilt, I was looking for fabrics that read “red” or “green”, not the theme of the fabric. I know it is not even close to Christmas 2023, but if…

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3 MORE QUILTING BOOKS

3 MORE QUILTING BOOKS

Books, books, books….3 more quilting books. I love having a personal library of books in general, but quilting books specifically especially when I suddenly have an idea or even need an idea for a quilt. Or a part of a quilt. It is very helpful when I want to check directions or look at color choices for a quilt. Today I am going to share 3 more quilting books from my personal library. I am currently working on 30 spool…

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A QUILTER’S HUBBY SPEAKS

A QUILTER’S HUBBY SPEAKS

I have been cleaning out and ran across this paper written by my hubby. He intended it for a blog post from his perspective. It is rough and probably not finished, but I am going to share it here. I think what he was attempting to say will ring true for many quilters. And so… A Quilter’s Hubby Speaks. He Speaks: Let me introduce myself.  I am the other half of my better half. This is my first post… EVER,…

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FRENCH COUNTRY LIFE

FRENCH COUNTRY LIFE

I pieced French Country Life in early 2013. I collect toile fabrics but can’t bare to cut them up for piecing. Plus they are so busy it is hard to work larger pieces of them into a quilt. So I decided to be “brave” and just cut up a piece of toile to go in this quilt. Many of the yellow and blue fabrics of the nine patches are reproductions of historic prints. Combined with the toile, I thought it…

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