Since I have no new finished projects to show you, I thought I'd take you for a spin around our little house. I guess you could say I am a bit of a quilt collector...
When you walk in the front door, you are greeted by a little quilt in honor of little houses just like ours!
The pattern is designed by that sweetie, Michelle, Folk Art Fusion designer, owner and operator of The Raspberry Rabbits. The quilt has lots of embroidery and uses cottons with wool applique hearts. Make sure you check out her shop...she has some wonderful designs!
If you take a left into the kitchen, you see a little quilt on the fridge that I designed for Woodworker Hubby in honor of his birthday a few years ago.
It's a little tricky to read the newspaper article that I had printed on cotton, but it shows him at the age of 10, "believed to be the youngest Hydro plane driver in Canada". The caption detailed how he competed in the 10 horse Power utility class in the Nova Scotia Power Boat Association regatta long before I knew him. He looks a little swamped under his dad's helmet and wearing a life jacket of that era. He was pretty proud that day!
On the back, I couldn't resist adding this little cartoon, personalized it just a tad and gave it to him on his birthday which was celebrated while we were on the Alaskan quilting cruise in 2012.
I used selvages from the fabric lines designed by the quilting teachers on the cruise, Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts and Lynn Hagemeir of Kansas Troubles Quilters. It's a perfect little memoir quilt for the two of us if our memories begin to fade like the fabrics!
There are several quilts in the kitchen...one is a very vintagy snowman quilt I made with homespuns. It has seen lots of sun over the years so is pretty faded, but I still love these guys!
Here's my mittens quilt, one of the first quilts I made using wool applique!
The table is decorated with a mitten tablerunner made with flannels and cottons...cosy quilts for a wintry day!
This framed log cabin quilt was made years ago...
In the livingroom, I don't have pictures hanging, I have quilts! This one again combined cotton and wool.
and a few more snowmen...
I hope you have enjoyed my show and tell. If all goes well, maybe next time I'll have some quilted treats to show you from my sewing corner. Positive thinking can work wonders!
Have a great weekend!