Thursday, April 18, 2019

Goin to Lancaster !

NO - not me !!!

One of my quilts -    remember this one, it's called "Annabelle's Wedding Feast"

Annabelle was just accepted into the Mancuso Lancaster Show - they are having a "throwback" competition, meaning you can enter quilts made over a wider time span than the usual three years.  so, Annabelle gets another chance to travel !!!  She thought she was retired  - - ha ha. 

Lots of people ask how i did the center of the quilt - so I'll let you in on the secret.  When I first made the quilt, I stitched a quilted medallion in the middle - and it just wasn't good.  It looked awful.  So I put the quilt aside for a year, waiting for an idea......... finally, I remembered something my quilting mentor, Cindy Needham had done - add some special vintage lace or a doily - - and voila !

So how did it get to be that lovely peach color, you ask ?  Well, there are three doilies.  The bottom one is the biggest, and the outside ring of lace is all you see of that one.  The second doily, on top of that, is smaller, and is a peach color.  Then the third one goes on top, and provides the lovely lattice look with the peach peaking through !

Annabelle is very excited to go to Lancaster - after all, every quilts thinks Lancaster is their Mecca, don't you think ???

Now to get her nicely packaged for the journey - my favorite task (not)...




Sunday, April 14, 2019


Yes, once again I am participating in the Hands2Help quilt drive........  Today is check-in day -

and my h2h quilts are both finished... yippee.... in fact, they are in the dryer just at this moment, having gotten a final wash last night.

And here is one of them - all made from scrap 2.5 inch squares, which I cut out of remnants from other quilting.  I love this pattern - I'm sorry i can't tell you who the designer is - I have just seen it around the internet.  UPDATE - as one of my gentle readers pointed out - it's "Film at Five", and you can find it on  I'm so glad to acknowledge the designer ! 
It's fun and not difficult.  In the original style the outside border is bigger, but i just got tired and finished it this way !

Happy Sunday and Springtime to all !


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