Today's Stitching

Sunday, April 6, 2008


I joined a cyber-retreat on the weekend of National Quilting Day. The Pat Sloan Yahoo group decided to have a weekend of quilting, chocolate, chatting, and friendship. I wanted to make a quilt top completely from my stash. I pulled all my orphan blocks, leftover nine-patches and odds and ends. The common factor was color, they were all red, navy, gold, brown and/or green, so I pulled all my matching scraps from the bin.

I put them together in groupings and filled in with things where I could. I learned quickly that being spontaneous was not as easy as I had thought. I do like the you?

Friday, April 4, 2008

SPRING and tulips go together

Here is my spring tulip quilt top that was made many years ago during a 'round robin' swap on the Pat Sloan list. I started with the huge tulip at the top and gave instructions for it to feature tulips and be made with cottage colors similar to the 'Folk Art Wedding' by Moda that was popular at the time. The gals did a great
job and I love every single block. Life got in the way and it never got quilted. Would love to quilt it and hang it up to welcome spring.......spring is coming to Ohio, isn't it?