"...in a time lacking in truth and uncertainty and filled with anquish and despair, no woman should be shamefaced in attemping to give back to the world, through her work, a portion of its lost heart." Louise Bogan, American Poet 1897-1970

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I Entered a Quilt Contest!

     I just entered this soldier quilt in a contest over at the Quilting Gallery.
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     I made this quilt in 2009 when our local guild was making them for our soldiers fighting in the Middle East.  It was the first time I made a quilt with the squares on point and inset triangles. Easier than I thought, once I found a triangle math chart already made for quilters at Victoriana Quilt Designs. There is a link to her blog under my blog list.

    Anyway....starting Friday - Sunday, you can go to the link above and vote for my quilt. I would really appreciate that.

     May all your days be blessed with peace.   Deborah

Monday, June 27, 2011

Grandson Quilt

     I've been working on a quilt for one of our grandsons.  It is a Navajo blanket pattern I found in "The Weekend Quilter" by Reader's Digest 1997.  In their version, the rectangles are much bigger and made of wool. I cut mine 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" and used cottons. I included some boy appropriate novelty prints I had in my stash - puppies, fishing gear, planets, etc.

     Since this only turned out to be 36" wide I will need to add a couple of borders. That will require a trip to the fabric store. :o)

I hope you've been having sunny and blessed days.  Deborah

Monday, June 20, 2011

A Few Q.A. Squares

     These are a few of my Quilt Along squares.  I wasn't sure before I laid them out if they were going to work together, but I think it is working just fine. I'm so glad I thought of purple as one of the fall colors. I love what it adds. I have the four outside corner blocks made and they each have purple in them, also.

     I am still working on my office/sewing room. Purging, decisions, decisions and planning. I found a cute little shelf at our local second hand store. It is perfect for holding all my little things that had to be moved everytime I wanted to look through a bin of fabric.

     Isn't it cute?!!

     It is warming up here. I hope you are enjoying the sun where you are.
     Blessings, Deborah

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Giveaway! Giveaway!

There is a great giveaway over at Green Fairy Quilts (http://greenfairyquilts.blogspot.com/2011/06/giveaway-giveaway-plus-all-fat-quarter.html). It is a Fat Quarter Bundle called Holly. Wouldn't I love to win this FQB!  Oh boy. Makes me tingle just thinking about it!

She is also having a sale on all FQB's. Hurry over and enter to win and shop!

Blessings on your day, Deborah

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Quilt Along Fall Fabrics

I'm going with fall fabrics for the Quilt Along. Last Friday and Saturday, I got all 144 squares cut out. The sashing will be a neutral, either tone on tone or off white. The next steps haven't been posted yet. I really want them. Bad.

Shhhhh. I already put a few squares together. I'm having a hard time playing by the rules. Heh, heh.

Blessings, Deborah

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

I Joined A Quilt Along!

Yes I did! If you would like to be part of the quilt along go to
for more information. It is a very easy quilt. This week we are getting our fabrics together and next week she will tell us what to cut. I'm so excited. I would like to host one of these in the fall, so I thought I should be part of the whole process to see how it works.
I hope you'll join us!
Blessings on your day!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Sunbonnet Sue

     My neighbor and best friend recently lost her mother.  There was a quilt her mother had made years ago using the leftover fabric from the dresses she made for Kathy and her sisters when they were little and Kathy is now the proud owner of the quilt.   This quilt is beautifully made, all by hand. Mrs. Philip began the quilt in 1945 and finished it in 1989.

It is register with the British Columbia Heritage Quilt Project.
It was originally given to Kathy's oldest sister, who passed away before their mother.
Here are more pictures of the quilt.

There are two rows of prairie points around the outer edge of the quilt.

In between each Sunbonnet Sue block is a solid blue block, also hand quilted.

These last few pictures are close ups of the detail work of each Sue.
Do you see the grid hand quilting behind each Sue?
There are the same number of stitches to make each square in the grid pattern.
Are you swooning yet? I am!
Mrs. Philip was an amazing quilter.
She will be missed for many reasons, not the least being her love
and skill of quilting.