Saturday, May 2, 2009

Quilts and Cattle

Yesterday I put together a few paper quilt tops
for a class I am teaching later this month.

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Home Sweet Home
Paper Quilt

Papers from a vintage song book and a vintage tree book.
I rip the pages free hand, I like the rough edge it creates.

Flower Song
Paper Quilt

I plan to do quite a bit of threadwork on the large rose in the center.

Paper Quilt

I found an old book of many great doors. I want to make another quilt like this with rustic barn doors.

Paper Quilt

These images came from several different books. I found some great old national geographic books at the thrift store with so many beautiful images.

All of these paper quilts are ironed onto a sheet of fusible web. This not only holds the papers together, but stabilizes everything. These will be layered onto batting and fabric backing and free-motion quilted and bound.

Rainy today.........good day to head to the Thread Shed and stitch.

When I opened the door, I could see I wouldn't be alone today while I sewed.

The yearling cattle were just outside the window near the barn.

Today I did some applique work on the Sunflower Quilt. I am trying to finish this 100 x 100 inch quilt this month. I have a few more days of stitching, adding a few more sunflowers, chickens and grass, basting and quilting to do. I hope to have it completed for an exhibit in September.

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,


  1. What a nice place to create. I am loving your sunflower quilt. On our farm in Michigan we always plant 5 to 20 acres of sunflowers. They are so beautiful in August and September. Your quilt made me instantly think of that. Thanks for the memory.

  2. Hi Elizabeth,
    I have always wanted to see a field of sunflowers in full bloom. The closest I ever came was passing through Nebraska in October.....the sunflowers were frozen and black.
    LuAnn in Oregon