Friday, July 1, 2016

Fruit Basket Medallion Quilt Finish

Guess I am on a finishing roll!  I blogged some time ago about the start of this little quilt.  It starts with a 6 inch printed fruit basket panel that I purchased here from Kay and Lori Triplett.   I used reproduction fabrics from my stash--and not necessarily recent fabrics lines.  You may recognize some if you been at this repro quilting thing for a while.
 The early stages.


I quilted it simply around each border.  It was fun to work with the fruit basket medallion.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Two more finishes 😀 Little 16-patch quilts

I explored a color combination I've never done, white and black.  Combining vintage and new fabrics in these 16 patch quilts is also something I've not done before.  The straight-set 16-patch quilt is all antique fabric with the exception of the border.  I wanted a large-scale print but had nothing usable in my antique fabric collection.  Thanks to Dawn for finding the perfect fabric in her repro stash for me.

In my tomato garden.
The medallions style quilt is made from all reproduction fabrics except for the binding.  It was just right for the job and none of my reproductions fit the bill.  I love this large scale border print too.  the only way to use such fabric to full effect in a little quilt is in a wide border.

 Here they are together.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Finally finished a quilt!

It is April 9.  It is snowing.  Go figure.  At long last, I finished something.  I made a  reproduction of an antique doll/crib quilt from my collection.  The original quilt dates to about 1870; it has faded over time.  I recreated it with the colors I thought were originally used.

Do you prefer doing reproductions with fabrics that look new or look "aged"?

Friday, December 11, 2015

10% off everything in my Etsy shop

Just a quick update...I am offering 10% off my Etsy shop through Sunday.

I have some beautiful antique quilts for sale at excellent prices.  Email me at, let me know what item you are interested in,  and I will adjust the price for you.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

And the winners are...

Quilted Finish and Dirt Road Primitives.  Please email your mailing addresses at  Thanks for playing everybody!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Long-Time-No-Blog magazine give-away

I thought once I retired I would be blogging all the time.  I've been working on lots of home and garden projects, as well as doing a little sewing, but not much blogging.  I am busy, but not rushed. It is great not to always be in a hurry to get everything done.

To try to get back in the blogging groove, I have a give-away for two lucky followers.  One of my little quilts is published in the Winter issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects.

I have two copies of the magazine to give away.  Comment on this post and I will draw two names on Monday morning.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

new project

I started a new project, something a little different for me.  I purchased this printed panel from Quilt and Textile Collection here:  I picked the smallest size, 6 inches.

I pulled out some reproduction fabrics that I liked and just started; no plan except that it would be a medallion style quilt.  Here are the first two rounds; very simple.

The next round in in progress, a saw tooth border.  What should I do next?  Hmm...