Saturday, November 4, 2017

I’m on instagram now

I haven’t been posting to my blog because I spend my time posting on Facebook and Instagram.  Find me on Instagram by searching notesfromthequiltlab.  Quilts, needlework, antiques, and maybe a few cat photos.  See you there.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Visit my new blog

Also try going to and search for @annhermes in the search box.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Moving my blog...

I am moving to bloglovin'.  They are now hosting blogs, not just helping you follow blogs.  Nothing fancy, but simple to write and add photos.  Works from my iPad. That's all I need.  No HTML monkey business.  Find me here:

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.