Tuesday, May 25, 2010


I took some fabrics along with me on the road last week. I had stocked up with men's shirts at my favorite thrift shop - here is some of my haul along with a few nice fat quarters......

In Minneapolis, I noticed the convention center is decorated with housetop designs. Who knew!??

I stitched this block. It contains new fabrics along with some older wovens and a few wonderful old shirts too.
And today I remembered a quilt I couldn't leave behind a while back. I don't think this is the quilt as it was first made. There is new binding on both sides and none on the top and bottom of the quilt. Those edges show wear and there are a few mouse holes in this too. But isn't it wonderful, with the bold solids. Now it's up on my dining room wall.


  1. Your block is lovely, as is the older quilt. Those colors are amazing!

    Also, wanted you to know that I just read "Making Memories" and really liked it - some of the quilts were so moving that they brought tears to my eyes. It was very inspiring - thanks so much for writing it!

  2. thank you! i'm glad you like the block and Making Memories too. I love a quilt with a story behind it and you are right, many of those quilts have a moving story.