A blog about my life and quilts especially! This plaid quilt was made by me...pattern by Evelyn Sloppy in her Strings book!!
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Well, I finished the hand quilting on this little runner runner/coffee table quilt for the coffee table I maybe will have someday...snort!! I put it on the fireplace for this picture. Hey, speaking of the fireplace, we have raccoons in the chimney again with babies. A nursery. The mother talks to her babies, and the babies purr and coo back to her. I love to hear them talking! Our little poodle, on the other hand, does not like it one bit!
The back side of the runner, showing the quilting better. I appliquilt the leaves and flowers in place...meaning, I blanket stitch them into place after the layering is done, going through all three layers. I heard the term appliquilt some years ago, but it was demonstrated with straight stitching...blanket stitching does the same thing. Just thought I would try it. I love the little puffy leaf shapes on the back!
Some pretty blossoms outside our door. Are these dogwood? Come on you southern ladies...I know you know what these are! Will you share?
The iris are blooming again...pretty! This one just emerged. Many of the iris I dug up from my MIL's home before it was demolished and the city paved over the property for a parking lot...I am so glad I took the time to save Mama's iris! We have enjoyed them for years and years.
And a heart rock!! A little one, about an inch in diameter...it is a good one!! Do you collect heart rocks too????