Sunday, May 29, 2011

Shopping and Suprises

I really did go just to buy some thread.

Who could resist the polka dots

racing helmets for boys

fish for a quilt named Gone Fishing I think

little houses and stripes just cause.

Surprise I have been given 5 completed quilt tops for charity.

A gift to give to others so nice !

A question
When did quilt tops become a flimsy? What does it mean I've seen the term several times recently. Musing on change.

Enjoy as much weekend as you have left. Terry

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Knights in the List

Waiting for lunch


Tablet weaving check out her apron straps

warp weighted loom approx 2meters high

Tools of the trade

Quilted coats

A delightful Sunday afternoon. I tryed tablet weaving ONCE.

Have a good week Terry

Friday, May 20, 2011

Banner and Civil War Quilt

A couple blocks for the Civil War Quilt. I'm only a (few) well ---lots behind.

I'm hoping to get caught up while DH is away. His bag is packed and the alarm is set for 4:00 a.m

The search for good photo shoot places continues. I was fortunate the wall behind the laundry door was the right length for the adjustable curtain rod. woo hoo!I had to just about sit on the laundry sink to get far enough to take a photo of the banner.

It will be hung in our quilting room for the C W A study luncheon on Iceland.

All of the fabrics were gifted to community quilts. After the luncheon I will shorten it by cutting off some of the night sky . I will also need to add to the width to have a lap quilt for the nursing home.

Have a great weekend.

Wishing you time to do something that brings you pleasure. Terry

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Stars in the Night

The precision of paper piecing is a delight. Unlike American patchwork it's roots are English. The process of covering paper templates and then stitching small units together is relaxing.

Not a process of stitching easily accomplished while walking or riding in a Covered Wagon.

Interesting to speculate about how the old quilts we admire were stitched and who the women were. Stars for the center of Folk Art Quilt

The background is not their permanent home but I liked the idea of stars in the night sky.

Lots and lots of sky in the beginning of a banner.
More views soon.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Happy Stitching Terry

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Repeating Traditions

Bundles of threads. D.H. is preparing for a trip to Mongolia. I prepared some embroidery cotton and needles as small gifts.Assembling these small parcels reminded me of the Rajah Quilt.

Women sharing resources with each other.

Panel quilt from the exhibition last weekend.

Addition: Checkout the maker of the Beatles' Quilt at Blue Mountain Daisy
A part of my early life......sigh

Karen Cunningham sitting on stage demonstrating and chatting.

For Danielle, Ria and Valentina.

Anni Downs chatting while working on a hexagon flower .

Happy Week my Friends Terry

Monday, May 2, 2011

Look what's Sprung Up

Three quilts from the Springwood Quilt show at the weekend.

A bright batik version of a Chris Judd quilt. Amazing detail in the 1/4 circle blocks.

The center of a quilt by Chris Judd herself .

As much of "Lots of Dots" by Chris as I could get into the photo.

There is more but blogger won't let me upload more pictures at the moment so enjoy this for now and I'll post the second chapter soon.

Happy Stitching Terry