Friday, July 24, 2009

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Finally school's out and there's time to quilt

Here're a few small wall hangings I started while on vacation at the family cottage on Paudash Lake in Ontario, Canada. The weather was pretty lousy so I had plenty of time to sew. They all still need to be quilted but I plan to do that here at home.

This one is called North Woods Noah from an Art to Heart pattern by Nancy Halvorsen. I love working on homespun north woods style things when I'm at the lake.

This next one is Summer Sunflowers from Garden Trellis Designs, designed by Janet Pittman. I've had my eye on this pattern for a long time and finally sent for it just before going away. I thought it would be a perfect project for summer and it's fun to use batik fabrics.

This design is a great combination of piecing and applique, and was a great way to use all those little bits and pieces of homespuns left over from other projects. It's called Five-Cent Fairy Garden and is from the book Simple Blessings by Kim Diehl.

And finally another sunflower design called For the Birds, from Pieces From My Heart by Sandy Gervais. I'd love to say I designed all these quilts myself, but these ladies are way more talented in that area than I. I'm just glad to have found their lovely patterns.