Tag: quilts

The Cottage Journal 09.13.2021

When I first began this sampler quilt a couple of weeks ago, I envisioned working on it along and along – maybe making just one block a week or whenever I had a few spare moments. It was going to be one of those… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 09.13.2021”

The Cottage Journal 09.06.2021

I’ve been working on a sampler quilt. My first. Actually, this is my second attempt at the same one, and it’s going better than the first time. The first time, I quit after the 7th block or so. Second time around, I have 21… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 09.06.2021”

The Cottage Journal 03.10.2021

Spring is officially just a few days away, but this week the weather has made me think we’ve already arrived. The sunshine and 60’s and 70’s have encouraged my day lilies and peonies to start their push up through the soil, and I’m seeing… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 03.10.2021”

The Cottage Journal 02.19.2021

I was looking through machine embroidery designs and came upon this one : Mightier than the waves of the sea is His Love for you – Psalm 93:4 It’s what inspired this little prayer quilt – from the quilt block called Storm at Sea… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 02.19.2021”

The Cottage Journal 02.04.2021

We are parishioners at St. Ann Catholic Church, and over our 16 years there, we’ve seen quite a few families grow up, with new babies and kids turning into young adults. For the last few Sundays in church, we’ve sat across from a young… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 02.04.2021”

The Cottage Journal 10.26.2020

I’m busy these days, incorporating machine embroidery into my quilts. I’ve found quite a few lovely designs in Redwork, and each one inspires yet another creation! Here’s my latest. I’m calling it Acorn Squash, for the dark greens and oranges in the quilt. And… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 10.26.2020”

The Cottage Journal 09.24.2020

This summer, I invested in a used (but new-to-me) embroidery sewing machine. I’ve been staring at it for a couple of months now – totally intimidated to the point of paralysis. It is a bit humbling to be a beginner at something again, after… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 09.24.2020”

The Cottage Journal 04.20.2020

A few weeks ago, I ran across a vintage quilt pattern that took my fancy. It reminds me of the tiny verbena that I planted in a dish garden just outside of the front door. The quilt block is a flower that measures 4… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 04.20.2020”

The Cottage Journal 04.13.2020

Yesterday was Easter. Covid-19 had us attending a “virtual” Easter Mass in the morning, and provided us with tons of leftovers from our traditional ham and sweet potatoes family dinner in the afternoon, since no other family were gathered around our table. The Easter… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 04.13.2020”

The Cottage Journal 04.07.2020

I’ve finished the second quilt in my Easter series! (Click here to see the first one.) This second one, called Resurrection, uses the Hovering Hawks quilt block – which dates back to the Civil War era. Its strong diagonal lines reminds me of birds… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 04.07.2020”