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Friday, June 12, 2015

Eye Candy

I thought you might like to see the eye candy work of other quilters for a change.  

I made the quilt block pictured above, and it was an orphan, leftover from when I was making my Every Little Bit quilt featured in American Patchwork & Quilting magazine (June 2015 issue).  

I offered a couple of these orphan blocks in a blog raffle when the magazine came out, and Barbara Leyland was one of the winners.  She recently sent me this photo of how she framed the block, and I thought it looked really great, and wanted to share her idea with all of you.  Love, love the wormed wood frame!  Great job, Barb....and thanks for sending he photo for all of us to enjoy!!
Last weekend, I had the pleasure of traveling to the Haubstadt, IN area to the quilt show put on by Quilts 'N Blooms Quilt Shop.  

Shop owner, Kathy Will, her family, and lots of friendly helpers created an outstanding event.  

As soon as I walked in, I was greeted by this beauty, which is a version of my antique quilt, also published in American Patchwork & Quilting magazine, called Count Your Lucky Stars (June 2014 issue.)

And the surprises when on from there as I couldn't believe how many of the quilts I have designed were hanging in the show!!  What a thrill!!

Here is but a sampling....
Nabby's Dowry Freebie Sew Along

Settler's Puzzle 
Marcus Designers' Sew Along called Friends & Companions
Market Day Freebie Sew Along
These talented bunch of ladies had numerous over-the-moon quilts in the show.  Here are just a few of my favorites.
The Farmer's Wife...on my bucket list.
Dear Jane.  She's been on my bucket list for a long time now.  Sigh...one of these days!
If you're a regular reader of my blog, you know how I L*O*V*E mini quilts and blocks.  
This extraordinary collection of quilt work was all hand pieced, hand quilted and all using vintage fabrics from a very talented quilter by the name of Sheila Holland.  I was in total awe.

Honestly, these were but a few of the many beautiful quilts on display at the quilt show.  I wish I could have shown them all and named each quilter, but time just does not allow for that.  I hope you enjoyed seeing these quilts, and they inspired you the way they did me.  

Off to do some piecing.....J*O*Y


  1. Well, I wouldn't have been surprised that there were so many quilts there from your designs. ;-)

  2. WOW loved the eye candy. So inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Love the framed block idea. I make some of your designs, I LOVE minis! Thank you for all your hard work. L

  4. Love all those quilts.......so many pretty ones. Barbara's winning Block looks right at home in that pretty frame........yeah Barbara!

  5. What a wonderful display of your block--and your quilts!
    Oh, those mini quilts are amazing!

  6. That is THE perfect finish for that orphan block (with your signature)! Awesome! I had forgotten about Nabby's Dowry and Market Day sew alongs... maybe I'll start one of those as a Summer project... thanks! :-)

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