This guest room at our home contains a queen bed and two twins. Since the room has a navy with bears wallpaper border at the ceiling, I decided to make blue quilts for all the beds. The queen bed's quilt is called Wickedly Easy, and I found the free pattern online. The second quilt pictured is called Zipper quilt - the pattern is from Missouri Star. The last quilt pattern is from Man quilting, and it's a disappearing pinwheel.
Sunday, June 6, 2021
Monday, April 26, 2021
Holiday Inn by Lisa Spring
I made this quilt several years ago when Cottonwood Quilts in Niwot was still in business. I took part in Jo’s Little Women Club by creator Jo Morton. The group would meet every so often (I don’t remember exactly how often), receive our fabrics, discuss making the small quilts and do all the sewing at home. We would then bring in our completed quilt tops to show the group. This quilt measures 42-1/2” square and is named Holiday Inn. The pattern called for a floral appliqué in the center, but I changed mine to the four churn dash. The fabrics were all by Jo Morton for Andover Fabrics. It was quilted by Mindy here in Estes. The pattern appears in “Jo’s Little Favorites II.”
Saturday, April 17, 2021
From time to time, I will post photos of quilts made by our talented members. We all love to see what our quilter friends have created.
Friday, April 16, 2021
|I still have my copy of this magical book, a gift for my 5th birthday.|
One of my favorite books as a young child was The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. It was the first of seven in the Chronicles of Narnia published between 1950 and 1956.
Four London children (two sisters and two brothers) are sent to the large home of a professor in the English countryside during the air-raids in WWII. During a game of hide-and-seek, they accidentally discover that the wardrobe in a spare room is the portal to the land of Narnia, where it is forever winter. Lucy is the first to find Narnia, where she meets Mr. Tumnus, and so the adventure begins.
As I watch the snow falling on this mid-April day, I wonder if I've walked through the wardrobe straight into Narnia! I've been thinking about making a Narnia quilt and will spend the next few days making sketches and plans. I won't have to shop for fabric - my stash is ample.
Has anyone else made a quilt inspired by a favorite book? I would love to see it. Please leave your comments below.
Thursday, April 15, 2021
EVQG Blog Revival