Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Time For a Change

I haven't been up north for a while but I think the snow is gone for the most part.  I loved walking along the shore to see what the ice had pushed up.  Lots of driftwood.  My header is a picture I took one spring of the driftwood that had been tossed on shore.  I miss the big lake. 

Life has a way of changing plans.  My attentions have been needed elsewhere the past few days so there is not a lot of sewing and quilting to share.  I have worked on putting the top together for my Thread Head Quilt along.  I just have 3 rows to put together.  I will show you the top when done.  I'm almost done hand quilting Sunflower Quilt #1.

So with nothing to share I'll give you a Quilt Show!

This is a quilt I made during my Interquilt days.  The blocks are from a birdhouse swap.  I made the birdhouse in the center bottom row.  The quilt hanger was a gift from my brother.  He is quite a talented wood worker.  This picture was taken on the porch up north.

The quilt on the right is a quilt I found in a magazine and fell in love.  Baskets and sunflowers are my favorites.  What I liked about it is it has both applique and piecing.

This is the first quilt I ever designed.  I took an applique class with Gwen Marston.  And did she ever liberate me.  Everything in this quilt was free form cut.  I am very happy with the way it turned out. 

Well that's it for today.  Hopefully later in the week I will have some more current projects to show you.

Until then I hope you have a quilty day.

Hugs Cat


Cheryl said...

Great quilt show! Looking forward to seeing the Thread Head quilt.

Joanne said...

Thanks for the quilt show.♥

Terry said...

Great quilts! I love the birdhouses! :0)

Linda said...

Love your little quilt parade! Can't wait to see your quilt top together!

Allie said...

Oh yes - I miss Lake Huron SO much - especially living in the city. I love your quilt show so much, especially the one you designed - and how jealous am I that you got to take a class from Gwen!

Lori said...

All 3 are great quilts! I took Gwen's applique class too and did a bit of free form cutting. That was the only time I did it though:) Yours turned out really great.
Love the baskets and sunflowers too.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Wonderful quilts. Thanks for the quilt show!!

Carolyn :)

Carrie P. said...

Oh, so pretty. I would love to take a class with Gwen. I have a few of her books.

Mama Pea said...

I can see how you'd miss the lake and being up north. It would be fun to be there all the time. Too bad the university isn't there! LOL. Tanks for the nice quilt show!