I've owned my quilt shop since 1990, specializing in antique reproduction fabrics. Made my first quilt in 1976 which greatly reduced my sewing of clothing! Would like to find more time to SEW.......maybe when I retire? Am married to a farmer, have 3 children and 4 grandchildren who are the light of my life!!! And now there are 3 great-grandchildren and another due in January 2019!
Ann Robinson Bedcover
This bedcover is one of the earliest quilts in the Shelburne Museum
collection, and is on the cover of the book Enduring Grace, Quilts from the
5 years ago
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Current Project on the back of the sofa...........
I try to keep works in progress requiring handwork handy on the back of the sofa so I can work on them while watching TV. In this photo are my Carol Hopkins' "Lizzie's Tents" quilt from her Civil War Legacies collection. This quilt is larger than some of her patterns, measuring 32" x 37". I am quilting 1/4" along seam lines as I like to quilt with a minimum of marking. Next to it is the "Keystone Medallion" from Jo Morton's Club 9.....just needs binding handsewn. At far right is my little ebay-inspired quilt that I have been handquilting for way too long! Stitched down the center of each round.......and there are 17 of them!!! Love the feel of a closely-quilting quilt! I am quilting "Lizzie's Tents" with my oval hoop......I like the looks of my handquilting better when I use a hoop. However, when I quilt small quilts, it is too bothersome to be constantly changing the hoop position, so I have been quilting without a hoop...seem to be improving with each little quilt.