Friday, November 30, 2012

November Finish - barely in time

Well here she is ... Miss November!
I wasn't sure I was going to get her borders done in time, but somehow I did! The border design is my own version of "Tail Feathers" made with a series of elongated Four X blocks.

It's hard to believe that tomorrow begins the month of December.
Hopefully, I will complete December's block in a more timely fashion. It is the last block of this series and I'm anxious to have it completed.

evey quilt tells a story...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

My Vintage Rouge is quilted and ready to bind

I sent my quilt top off to be longarm quilted a few weeks ago. I knew I'd never have it finished in time for the holidays if I quilted it myself!

I wanted a simple all over design. (referred to as edge to edge quilting)
I didn't want a Holiday pattern because I may choose to display this quilt in my home thru the winter months.

The edge to edge design is called "Windy" and it's just large gentle swirls and curls.

Now it's ready for binding.

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

A favorite mini-doll Quilt of Mine

I really do LOVE making miniature quilts and small scale blocks! This quilt is one of my absolute all time favorites. It's a 2 color Saffron & Cream quilt that measures 8" x 16". I designed/created it back in 2009 - titled Sarah's Choice.

I wanted this piece to look like something a quilter from the late 1790's to early 1800's would have pieced.

Each of the tiny half-square triangle blocks sewn into the inside and outside borders measure at just 1/4" square.

Taryn over at ReproQuiltLover is hostessing a wonderful blog link show on miniature quilts so I've decided to join in the fun. Please check out all the wonderful small quilts up for view at this online event!

Tomorrow, I will share one more of my favorite little quilts.

every quilt tells a story...

Monday, November 5, 2012

November Redwork

Here is a picture of my November Calendar girl. It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is only 2-1/2 weeks away!

I have a LOT to be thankful for this year. My family (including my nephew, neices and their families) will be over for dinner this year and I am ever so grateful for us all to be together once again.

Sandy was much kinder to us here in VA - we were very lucky. My thoughts and prayers to all the families in those northern states. I pray for power and shelter as well as kindness and welcoming arms to those in need.

Wishing you all a Thankful November!

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