Friday, September 30, 2011

A big one from Edith

Edith brought me this huge quilt top which is mostly white space to fill up! Her piecing is very precise so I could do pretty much whatever I wanted.   I think it is a pretty quilt and tried to design it so it would look good on a bed.  The circles of feathers will show as scallops on the draped sides of the quilt as it lays on the bed.

I also finished a quilt for Debbie but forgot to get pictures before I got it back to her!  Sometimes I get too busy and my brain just can't keep up.

Today is the first day of the local Quilt Shop Hop.  Peter and I checked out the shops in Wichita, Newton and Salina.  We drove to Salina (about an hour north of us) partly so we would have an excuse to stop in McPherson and eat at the Main Street Deli.  I meant to take a picture of the coconut cream pie we shared for dessert, but it disappeared too quickly!

Salina has lots of beautiful old homes and Art Deco touches on the businesses downtown, like this:

I entered the Northwest Quilting Expo  this year for the first time and just heard that my quilt, Woodland Tapestry won a blue ribbon.  It's a wholecloth quilt; Superior Masterpiece and metallic thread on Cherrywood hand-dyed fabric.


  1. Edith's quilt is beautiful and I love the little flowers that you quilted on the bouquets. Congratulations on winning a ribbon for Woodland Tapestry , it is a beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing your trip.

  2. Love the combination of straight and curved lines as well as the feathers. Your quilting has really enhanced the quilt. Congratulations on your blue ribbon.

  3. Jan, Congratulations on the blue ribbon. Your quilt is magnificant. Thank you for using our threads. And the white quilt is just amazing. I love the circles of feathers.