Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Another rainy day.



I decided that makes for perfect soup weather, so I've had a pot simmering.....chicken and noodle. YUM!


When I visited the guild in beautiful St. Charles last fall, a proud grandmother showed me a quilt designee by her young granddaughter.  It is really quite remarkable and her grandmother had every reason to be proud!


It is clever.......


...There is the Wiley Coyote....


.......and foxy, Mr. Fox being tempted by a spider...


.....the scene called for a bat, under a full moon and twinkling stars....


.....and an opossum hanging by his tail!  If I remember correctly her Grandma told me about her hunkered down in a big box for her design studio!  A definite artist in the making.



There were some adorable sewing keeps in the class I taught.  I thought you might enjoy seeing them.



Cute an serviceable.  We like pretty things to keep our sewing essentials together.


Here is another cute one.


A place for a small scissors and a place to attach thread.




Just a whole lot of cuteness!


Garden Angel.....Everything grows with love.

The early bird gets the worm on this one.......this will go to the first person to contact me at norma@timelesstraditionsquilts.com

"There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
-Josh Billings

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Spring has sprung.......



in our home!


Nothing says Spring quite like Forsythia.


After a completely rainy day all of Saturday.....it was so very enjoyable to live in the Sunlight today! :-)  I made this pillow a few years ago.


Flowers for the porch.


This a pillow I look forward to bringing out every spring.  It is a Needle Love pattern.


A quilt by Jan Patek for the napping chair, and a favorite pillow given to me by my friend Kerry a few years back.


This little quilt on the back of the couch is called Living in the Sunlight.  It is the first year I've had it home for rabbit time!  Also the Springtime Rabbit pillow was able to stay home this year and the pillow on the left is a Needle Love design.




......more springtime.




I made this Gardner quilt many moons ago, and I look forward to bringing it out every year, as it is a favorite of mine.  It a design by Linda Brannock.


I'm happy to be enjoying this design by Blackbird Designs.  It is done on a raw silk background.  I am enjoying having these fresh new looks around the house......I'm not sure Bruce notices.  Perhaps he does, because he needed to bring the ladder in for me to change out the quilt over the fireplace.  Hubby is happy if I'm happy! :-)

"Let your love be like the misty rain coming softly, but flooding the river."  -Madagascan Proverb


Friday, March 24, 2017

A rainy day.....



....more so than what is normal for Utah.  In fact, we have rejoiced with all of the abundant moisture which we have had this winter, and now it is extending into spring.


The fresh new greens in the spring seem so vibrant!


My tulips are just beginning to bloom.  My daughter Abbie planted bunches of bulbs for me last fall and these on the south are the first to bloom.


First blooming trees in our neighborhood....:-)

I stuck this bunny into the ground today while the earth is nice and soft from the rain.


Fresh new life on the weeping pine tree.


Now, we're back to Megan's quilts. The hand quilting is so lovely!


A simple nine patch has a charm of its own.  I love the different shades of muslin used in this quilt.


Notice how incredible the quilting is on this quilt.  Megan does fabulous hand quilting.


Once again the quilting makes the quilt!  I do love this quilt.




We found it interesting that all of the stars bordering this lovely quilt were light in color....did they loose their color or was it planned that way.


An interesting color combination.


Megan wondered if at one time, all of the stars were red, and that some of the reds lost their color.  I guess the color red often ended up tan.


This is a quilt top which Megan rescued.....I will excited to see what she does with this one.....it is sure to be beautiful once she is finished with it.


This is the free pattern for today.  Yesterdays pattern is on it's way to the winner.  Once again I will take the 10th person to email me their address at  norma@timelesstraditionsquilts.com

"If you will make listening and observation your occupation you will gain much more than you can by talk."
-Robert Baden Powell
Have a marvelous week end.


Thursday, March 23, 2017

There is a new ......




.....pattern on my web site....timelesstraditionsquilts.com.


Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep is available on my web site.


An up close glance.


While attending the Sew Simply Stitched retreat last week in Roosevelt, Megan Legas shared some of her antique quilts with us.  I made certain that I was sitting front row and center so I could get a good look!  Each piece in this quilt is different.


Megan often purchases quilts that need some TLC.  She many times takes a quilt a part , replaces a damaged block with a similar fabric that is available today, and then puts it all back together and does beautiful hand quilting on them.


There are a few blocks that have deteriorated, Megan will replace them and then hand quilt the top.  Her quilting is beautiful, just like I'd like to do when I grow up! :-)


This particular quilting was just so sweet and lovely.  Megan purchases the embroidered red work embroidered blocks, and then finished it in this fabulous setting!




Megan believes that in this quilt top, that the  four corner blocks, once were made from a colored fabric which faded.


This quilt is simple but stunning!  I have a few more to share tomorrow.


Anybody ready for Goin' Fishin'?  I made this little quilt and gave it to my brother.  I have this pattern to give away tomorrow to the 10th person to contact me with their address.  norma@timelesstraditionsquilts.com

"To love another person is to see the face of God."
-Les Miserables