So glad you like my cheery quilt! I LOVE your blue-work quilt! I have some redwork blocks sitting in my sewing room. For at least 5 years they have been there. I think I know how I want to set them together, but just haven't gotten to it. There is always another quilt idea that comes into my head that I can't wait to try out! Too bad there aren't more hours in each day! Here in Michigan we have had grey, cloudy days, too. Working on my quilts helps brighten them up--hope quilting helps brighten yours, too!
Thanks for checking out my quilts and the compliments! It is so fun to see what everyone else is doing, there is some great work out there. I have to say I saw some great quilts right here! :)
Hope you manage to have more sunny days....
I love your work. I especially love the little houses with the dolls. Would you share pattern info.? I have several nieces that I think would enjoy them.I would like to attempt to do these for them. Keep up the good work. I also was the caregiver for elderly parents and know what you mean about the relaxation from sewing/quilting gives you. God Bless and have a good day.
Thanks for the compliments on my sewing room and quilts. Good for you to get back on a bike! I understand what it is to have a medical condition stop you from doing things you used to be able to do. Loved the wolf quilt! Do you have that beautiful ocean view all the time?? It is minus 2 here in North Dakota and blizzarding!
BJ, thank you so much for your lovely comments on my applique quilt. I have started another one and am building more confidence and improving my technique each time I work on it. The 1930's is machine appliqued and the next one I am doing by hand. I'm an old-fasioned girl and really feel connected to my grandmother when I do this kind of work.
Bj that is cool I would love to have my input recognized but I am just like the rest of you with FM hurting. That when you think of it is a terrible thing to bind a bunch of friends..lol
but I am also one who respects the less mouthy peoples opinion and try to drag out of them their view.. Too many times I have seen the few agressive take over and take control and the quiet ones get lost in the shuffle. I DONT WANT THAT We are not connected by something we choose. so too me it IS important to know how more then 2 or 3 feel..When it come to doing the work I am ok with that. I just dont want to bull ahead with a take it or leave attitude.
Hi BJ, Thx for your comment on my Wreath. I was actully inspired by my sister-in-law on this one. She made one with very bright colors and I decided I wanted my quilt to blend in with my camper surroundings, thus the gold tones. It took about a week for me to complete, with spending most of the time laying out all the colors so they looked randomly placed. Go figure. Your quilts are awesome. I especially liked #43. I purchase a book to do a similar scene. I think yours looks great. Thx again for your comment.
Hi BJ, I keep a stash to give at showers and I keep them here and if somebody wants one they call me and I will sell them. I have added a part 2 to my blog on the main page and went into detail about how I started making them and how to make them. I have had overwhelming response to these little taggies. Be sure and read and it will fill in the blanks for the unanswered questions. Thanks for your comments and friendship. Love, Linda By the way, your blocks above are beautiful, love the fabrics!!!!!
Just have to say "WOW"!! I love all your quilting projects!!
I am going to go and read your older posts to find out more about the quilt you just completed! Great job! It is giving me an idea on what to do with some Jelly Rolls I bought.
I read "The Second Mrs. Darcy" also by Elizabeth Ashton and I liked it. Next on my Austen reading list is "The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen" by Syrie James. Looks Good.
There are "sequels" to Austens book popping up all over the place. It's hard to tell which ones are good and which ones are, well, not so good.
I took a look at your photo slideshow. What a lovely body of work you have there....so many techniques and all done so well! I couldn't choose a favorite, but I thought the fabric dolls and doll house were adorable. I've never seen anything like them. Then there were the teapots, the redwork, the landscape, the watercolor with the fence, etc..etc..etc..
Oh, and of course the totes!
I really like that quilt, it looks simple, my kind of quilt, the blues and browns look great. When it is quilted post the photo, I'm sure we would all love to see it. Great job!!
Doreen In Niagara Falls, Ontario
Your work is BEAUTIFUL!Beyond my capabilities I say.More intimidating and inspiring.I need to broaden my horizon.I have the patterns to do so ,now I just need the guts.Again Beautiful work.I want to try a watercolor wallhanging! Thanks!! krista drew
Hi BJ! I couldn't help but notice that you mentioned Jane Austen in your name-0-gram over on Totally Totes. I'm a huge Austen fan myself. I can't believe I never read any of her books until I was all grown up! Anyhow, just wanted to pass this on to you that Barbara Brackman has a line of fabric dedicated to Jane Austen. Check out this link: