On the backburner

As promised, I am including more close up photos of the quilts that I have completed. Due to the time crunch

in the past month, several other quilts were put on the back burner. I was commissioned in February to make a

Tie Quilt for Mary.  Last week, it was finally completed and taken to Mary.  She was estatic!

It was interesting to hear her story about the tie on the back of the quilt.

Mary's Tie Quilt

Mary’s Tie Quilt

There were a total of 61 ties.  I made 20 blocks, consisting of 3 ties each.  There was 1 tie left over

so I decided to put it on the back of the quilt, just so all of them would be used up. The tie meant

nothing to me and Mary didn’t tell me which tie was which. Even if she had, I did not remember

throughout that whole 3 month period.  When Mary saw the purple tie on the back of the quilt, she

was so excited.  It was the tie that her late husband had worn to their daughter’s wedding.  Wow!

What a God wink.  I thought it was pretty cool.

Here are few close ups of the ties in the quilt.  Mary’s husband had quilte a sense of humor.

A literal mouse

A literal mouse

Need a mouse with your computer?


Igloo anyone?

AFter the tie quilt was completed, I moved onto Lynn’s applique quilt.  I forget the name but

Lynn is becoming quite an accomplished appliquer.  And her fabrics are so much fun too!

Lynn's applique quilt

Lynn’s applique quilt

Isn’t this quilt amazing?

I did alot of pebbling in the block areas and  double wainscotting lines in the outside border.

close up of the pebbling

close up of the pebbling


Aren’t the fabrics neat?

corner treatment

corner treatment

Of course, I had to put feathers in the corner areas.  I think that it looks ok.

What do you think?

Besides all the quilting, our family discovered some baby birds nesting in the corner of our gazebo.

our extended family

our extended family

Aren’t they adorable?  They can’t even see yet but boy can they sure make noise!

The mommy bird is quite busy feeding these hungry foursome.

Well, happy quilting and see you next week.


10 thoughts on “On the backburner

    • ruthq2013 says:

      HI Ann, I read that phrase on the InterNet too. I thought it was a great way to explain how some things happen and no one can explain. I don’t believe in coincidences.



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