March 2018

Eastertude???

Happy Easter!

Good Thursday Morning, All!

For Throwback Thursday this week, and since we're heading into (yet another) Nor'easter here, I though some spring tulips might be in order.  Here's the block:

This isn't exactly a Throwback Block, as I designed this one myself using EQ7, but I'm absolutely sure its not an original.  On the rare occasions that I actually applique, I prefer simple shapes - because I'm just not that good at it!  This is a 9" block, and it would be the perfect project to tackle my mountain of scraps, so . . . . . maybe.

Here's a Whirligig, and Could I Get Some Sun with That???

Here in Nova Scotia, we don't see a lot of sunshine in the winter.  Winters here are damp and cloudy and cold, and I'm ready for some sun!  It's been one Nor'Easter followed by another by another, none of which have amounted to a whole lot, other than a lot of cold, damp wind.  So, a Whirligig quilt pattern seems in order to go with all that wind.  Here's the block.

Some Gorgeous Pictures to Share . . .

Happy Monday All!  (I still love Mondays; five whole days of quilting ahead . . . . .

Anyways last blog post I promised info about what becomes of the quilt tops I send off out into the big wide world all by themselves.  Here's the original quilt top:

It made its way to New Jersey, and the wonderful quilter who finished it sent me pictures!

Her detail work is wonderful . . . .

But this is my favorite . . . . 

And thank you so much D. for sending the pictures.  Your work is simply beautiful.

Time to turn up the music and get to work!

Think Spring

Its Thursday again, and its MARCH!  I realize some of you are buried in snow, but I'm pretty sure spring is coming!  (Actually, we've had spring-like weather here for most of the winter - very little snow, lots of rain, and ice, ice, and more ice!)

Anyways, in anticipation of spring arriving officially (in 20 days, to be exact), for today's Throwback Thursday quilt pattern, I have my childhood favorite.  My mother called the pattern "Bay Leaf" and she always used pastels;  come to think of it, she used pastels for everything. . . .