Saturday, September 22, 2012


Hi, all, Thought it was time to "change the scenery" of my blog! Sorry I've been so negligent in doing that; but, it doesn't seem to keep you all from coming to see me here quite often! I have had an idea that might interest you! I am going to start "showcasing" all of my quilts that I have made in the past 20 years. Some of them, some of you have never seen! I have been very stingy with them, as I know that some day my ch
ildren and grandchildren will be old enough to appreciate all the work that has gone into most of them. Most of my quilts are all done by hand and have taken me 3 to 5 years to complete. I'll also tell the story of the quilt that is being exhibited. That might be of interest to you. I would like to say a big "THANK YOU" to the many of you that check my blog at least once a week. This is what keeps me going with this project. The quilt you see today is called "Austrian Flowers." A few years ago I took my grandson, Sean and my son, Pat on a trip to Germany/Austria/and Switzerland. We had such a wonderful time. The quilt you see here is my own design. I had cut out many of the blocks and had them "wonderundered" to the background black fabric ready to button-hole stitch while riding the tour bus. This was great fun, as so many people would ask me "what in the world are you doing?" It makes for a great conversation starter. When we returned home, I put the quilt top together and started appliqueing on the borders. There is a great picture of the 3 of us that I put on the back of the quilt along with the label. You know how I fuss when you don't do this. In a month or so, I'll be putting another one of my quilts on this blog, so check back often. I've quit putting quilts in shows, as it is so much trouble, and I'm always afraid that one will get lost in the mail to or from the show. Thanks for being my "blog friends." You can post a comment anytime at HAPPY DAYS!