Saturday, January 30, 2010

A couple of answers

I got a couple of questions from readers who were “no reply”, so I’m answering them here. 

I showed this picture of a quilt Marsha made when I was at her house for Christmas.   She also made me one.   Some of you wanted to know what pattern it was.

Here’s the quilt at Marsha’s.GG Christmas 2009 005

And here’s the one she made me, hanging in our den.Christmas decs 2008 137

The pattern can be found in this book by Art to Heart.  (thanks for the info, Marsha)Santa's coming Art to Heart

Then I was also asked what the pattern is for the quilt on the design wall next to my CHAIR! ;-)

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The pattern is by Bits and Pieces and it’s called “Stars around the Garden”.  The center of mine is a cotton background with wool applique.

It can be finished two different ways. 

This way…Stars around the garden #4

or like this…Stars around the garden #3

I’m going to finish mine like the bottom picture if for no other reason than to use up some of my stash on that outer border.   I’ve been cutting 3 1/2 inch squares like crazy. 

I’ve finished the pieced blocks and am almost at the stage of putting it all together.   Now, THAT will feel good!


Another question I had was from a reader who wanted to know where I got these Santa spools.Christmas decorating 2009 034

Well, I honestly don’t remember where or even WHEN I got them.  It was many years ago.  They are carvings by Eddie Walker and were distributed by Midwest of Cannon Falls.   I guess you might search eBay for them. 

I think that’s it.   If I’ve missed your question, just shoot me a quick email.  If you post a comment, make sure your email address is there for me to be able to reply to you.

Hugs, Anne


Sipiweske Quilts said...

I love your Stars Around the Garden quilt - it is/will be very nice done in wools and cottons. I should look this pattern up to put in my "to do" pile. - Marlene

Nadine said...

Good Job!

paulette said...

What is it about Christmas...I could look at Christmas displays forever!! Love your wool quilt top -it already is stunning! I'm glad you're making the bottom one although the top one is gorgeous too!! Take care and keep stitching!

Gordon said...

Those are beautiful quilts! Always enjoy your posts!!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Karen said...

Thank-you for sharing all this information! I can't wait to see your version of the Stars around the garden!

Karen said...

I made one of those Santa quilts for our great grand-daughter. A fun quilt to make.

Candace said...

Stars Around the Garden is gorgeous, Anne! What a great way to use up your stash - happy sewing!

Country Prims said...

Thank you for sharing-I do so love your blog, so keep blogging:)
I was wondering what the quilt pattern is on the bottom rung of your ladder display-it has a snowman and a house on it:) I think your post was dated 16th Dec?
I so love those fabric choices too.
Have a good weekend. If you don't reach my blog, my email is;
Thanks so much, Shazy x

Linda said...

Hi Anne, Love what you have done to your sewing studio. I was wondering how you made your display wall? My sewing studio is in the midst of construction. I have always wanted to make a display wall. Thanks. Linda

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Oh Anne, that Stars Around the Garden is going to be awesome!!

Rose Marie said...

So glad that you gave us the link ... there is a pattern that I have been trying to track down and now I know where to buy it!

Your quilt will be gorgeous!

Pieced Pastimes said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice compliment. Your 'Stars Around the Garden Quilt' is coming out lovely and I love that you did the applique in wool. Also, the Santa spools are really nice too! The vintage spools are such a neat thing to decorate with.

Behind My Picket Fence said...

Anne, Stars around the Garden is beautiful! Who knew you could put wool applique on a pieced back? Does Mrs. Farmhouse know about this??? :) Can't wait to see yours finished.

**MIGNONNE** said...

Oh thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I really wanted to try the Santa quilt. Now I get to!!!

Kim D. said...

That was so nice of you to share the information. Very lovely quilts and I can't wait to see the garden quilt.