Sunday, April 24, 2016
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Friday, February 5, 2016
I love this contained crazy patchwork. It was tied when I first found it. I am not fond of tied quilts, and always want to remove the ties. Which is what I did. And boy am I glad I did. Found a little secret right underneath one of the ties, what a wonderful surprise. The blocks are all sewn onto a foundation. This one is on the list to hand quilt.
Grace Rice 1893
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Friday, January 22, 2016
Most readers here already know how much I love quilts. It is a passion. I make quilts, collect quilts, teach quilting, and study quilts, I can’t get enough. But one thing until just recently I have never done with a quilt. Sleep under one on my bed. Why you ask. DH likes to sleep under the down comforter when it is cold. So our bed has always just had a top sheet and the down comforter. I do have to say the comforter has a cover that I made from the Fons and Porter pheasant reproduction fabric. I made a quilt for our king size bed about 15 years ago. It somehow ended up on the guest bedroom king size bed. Then when I did get a quilt made for that bed, about 3 years ago, the one I had made for my bed got folded and put on a shelf. Lately the down comforter has been too hot, and the sheet not enough. So I got out the quilt and put it on the bed. I feel so silly and stupid for what I have been missing. It feels so heavenly, just the right weight and warmth. I am sleeping so good, why didn't I do this a long time ago? Photos of a few of my antique pink and brown quilts.
I love pink and brown, made this basket quilt 2004.