Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Eccentrics Stars and a Friend's Gorgeous Wool Quilt

Caught up for a few hours with Barbara Brackman's "Stars in a Time Warp" with last week's "Eccentrics"!  First star is a Lane's Net variation from the "Josephine" collection by Petra Prins for Windham.

 This brown and pink Wave is by Nancy Gere for Windham Fabrics.
 Long ago Brackman/Thompson line called "Remember the Ladies"  had this excellent reproduction of Hoyle's Wave in red, blue, and tan.  

I am joining the Row By Row Experience (nationwide summer shophop) for the first time this year.  Each shop designs a block for a free pattern for a row of the quilt.  I chose "Lost Ships" which is from an 1898 Ladies Art Company pattern catalog.  Also, you will find a similar one in "America's Printed Fabrics 1770-1890".  The dark side represents the ships and the light side represents the "lost ships" or "ghost ships".  I resized the pattern to the required 9" x 36".

I recently participated in a Doll Quilt Swap, along with 70 other ladies, with Lori of humblequilts blog.  The little Flying Geese quilt is what I sent to DarLynn in IL.  I decided at the last minute to add handquilting to the border and I am sorry to see my white lines, tho in real life they did not show up so obviously!!  This was the first doll quilt swap for me but won't be the last!  Soon all the quilts will be available for viewing on Lori's blog.

My friend, Roberta, made this gorgeous wool quilt that she is allowing me to share with you.  She made little layered circles with each containing an original design of something that pertains to her family life.  It is a work of art and the photos cannot do it justice.  She is a superb Embroiderer!!

Christmas Tree.

Bittersweet vines bloom here in the fall.

 Fall would not be Fall without Pumpkins!!
 One of her family's several golden labs.....all are included in the quilt.

 You would have to see this little basket to believe it!  She wove strands of perle cotton to create it!

 This represent her home which at one time was a Country Inn.

 Love her Goldenrod!


  1. a true work of art from a master needlewoman....

  2. I really had to dig deep to find my eccentric prints this week. Your stars have wonderful prints and your row by row should be a great hit. Roberts's work is truly amazing. What a treasure.

  3. So that is what Roberta has been doing. Magnificent! I do hope we can meet up with her soon. Love your eccentrics. Can't believe I didn't ask to see them on Wednesday!

  4. Love your star blocks with the excentric fabrics. It's interesting fabric, isn't it? I need to find more of these.

  5. Awesome work.Just wanted to drop a comment and say I am new to your blog and really like what I am reading.Thanks for the share