My quilt finally has a name

After the incredible eclipse we witnessed this week, I finally thought of a name for my big one block wonder quilt --- Corona!! It does look like it, right?!? Here is the real corona we experienced.... This photo was taken by my local dentist, but this is exactly what we saws at 2:32pm on Monday. It was truly amazing. Like a black hole in the sky. The sky turned dark, the crickets were chirping, and a beautiful 360 degree sunset was evident. Truly amazing. Did you know that this can only happen on Earth? There is no other planet in our solar system that has these total eclipses. The geek in me made a viewing box, even though we did have the glasses. It worked! More of the amazing p

King Sized Fall Quilt

I finished this beauty a few weeks ago but didn't want to share until I'd heard from Fons and Porter. I decided at the last minute to send it in as a possibility for a magazine. I received the best rejection letter ever! They loved it, but due to the inherent success of the quilt on the fabric selected for it, they decided not to use it. They were so complimentary of it though, it really made me smile! So here is the finished product... I used a pantograph called Happy Times for the quilting. The original panels used are below. Those and solid black were the only fabrics used. It was designed specifically for our king size bed, longer on the sides and not so much at the bottom since we

Easy Quilt for Beginners

I was inspired by Pinterest to come up with some kind of easy quilt pattern for our Threads of Love quilting group at our church. We have a new session coming up in a couple of weeks and I was asked to lead this one. I don't think you can get any easier than this one. The size makes it nice for a toddler or baby quilt, a wall hanging, a table topper, or a smallish sized lap quilt. It measured out at 40x52 or 41x53 including the binding. I used all scraps on this blue/teal one, so I did have to piece the back. Stripe bindings are my favorite. I love how it adds something a little special to a quilt. I quilted the above with the Floriana pantograph. I made another one to show the group wha

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