There were so many wonderful winter quilts at the Stitches in Time Quilt Show last month. Here are just a couple of my favorites from the show.
Kay Lennon’s “Yesterday” is a great example of how to use a panel that you would hate to cut up. Yes, you do cut it, but you get to keep the integrity of the panel and add interest by piecing the window frames. Kay gave the piece even more interest by
adding details with jingle bells and beads. There are jingle bells on the horses, white beads on the snow, snow flake shaped beads on the window frame, just to name a few details. Quilting should always enhance a quilt top, not distract from it. Kay quilted it herself and did a great job. The quilting makes the snow look light and fluffy. I kept stopping to look at this quilt throughout the show. Each time I found a new detail. I still don’t know which detail I like best!
Another favorite of mine was Trudy Kutter’s “No School – It’s a Snow Day” which won an Honorable Mention award at the show. The pattern is called “Snow Days” by Janet Locey. When you compliment Trudy on the quilt, she will immediatey tell you that it was a kit as if she didn’t do anything. Don’t let her fool you. She may have picked it up as a kit, but it did not cut and sew itself. She really did a great job. Her points are perfect.
She found the kit at Mt. Pleasant Quilting Company in York, New York. It’s a great shop that I wish I lived closer to. On Saturday, November 15th they are having a Holiday Open House Extravaganza from 10 to 4. They’ll have some quick projects that you can make for Christmas gifts as well as some sweet treats! Check it out if you have time that day!
Things that make me smile:
- Watching kids jump into a huge pile of leaves.
- Being a kid again and jumping into the leaves too.
- Playing the card game Spoons.
Let’s go spread some sunshine!