Linda’s Quilt, Fabric Postcard # 3 and beginnings of a new quilt.

Whew!!! It is supposed to be summer-just chilling and relaxing by the pool.

All the warm weather is enticing me outside but I am still finding time to


This is Linda’s quilt for her grand daughter.  Linda took a class at a local

quilt shop, in Barrie.  The strip of blocks, on the right hand side, is  my favorite.

Linda's Quilt

Linda’s Quilt

A grey polyester thread was used on the back of this quilt and a white polyester

thread for the front of the quilt.


“Flirtatous” is the name of the panto Linda chose.  Because the quilt

is for a teenager, we thought that this quilting design was appropriate.


I am amazed at how the quilt transforms when the stitching is added

to it. It gives the quilt dimension and brings it to life.



The blocks almost look like it belongs to a sampler quilt but the layout

makes it look more modern.


Modern quilts are really beginning to grow on me.  Making 30 blocks

of the same design is boring to me and takes a long time. Some of the

piecing for the modern quilts do not take alot of time to piece;  when I

am beginning to wish I had never started the quilt, I am finished with

the piecing and can get on to the fun part: quilting it.


Here is the backing-a grey swirl fabric.  I think it is a great

choice for the backing and makes the quilt reversible as well.

On to other exciting news.

Pearl Piera, is offering a free BOM for 2014.  This is the first block that

I have completed thus far.  As you can tell, I am behind but there is no

set deadline so I will just putter along.


Here is a close up of the first block.  The colors here look blue but

in reality, they are more of a purple color.


This last photo shows the top of the Holly Hocks block.


This is week # 3 of the  Postcard Challenge;  “vegetables” are my

theme.  Here, the carrots are  colored in with Prismacolor pencils.

This was once a complete white piece of cotton fabric.  Isn’t is so cool that

you can use more than one medium to create fabric art?


And here is the completed “Carrots” postcard. Can you believe that

I spent 2 hours finishing this postcard?  I think that is crazy too!


I wanted to make them look realistic so I kept thread sketching on the piece.

The whole piece is only 4″ x 6.”

I used 3 different colored threads of orange, red and green.

The dark black  area represents dirt but I don’t think I would use black or brown

thread again.

Both  colors are too stark in contrast with the other colors.  A dark orange thread,

maybe  for the shadows around the carrots themselves.

After all the thread sketching was done, I used fabric markers to make the carrots

even brighter in color.  Don’t forget to heat set fabric markers when you are

finished using them.

What do you think about my carrots?

In this picture, I am cutting up 2 1/2″ strips so I can make a WindChime Quilt.  I

will show you the actual pattern a little later on.  I have not pieced in a long time

and am getting the itch to do so now.  After all the prints are cut, I have to cut

up all the white or cream fabric as well.  All the prints are left overs  from another

quilt that I made with the jelly rolls I had bought several years ago.

I love using leftovers to make another quilt and one that will look so different from the

first one too.



Have a great week!


20 thoughts on “Linda’s Quilt, Fabric Postcard # 3 and beginnings of a new quilt.

  1. ruthq2013 says:

    HI Dolores,
    In all reality, I don’t feel like I am busy. I try to do a little each day because each day seems to fly by so fast. I want to get outside as the good weather only lasts a little while.

  2. Donna says:

    Love your Carrots!! Your Hollyhocks are great too. I agree with you about using more than one medium on fabric art. I use that technique to correct little stitching mistakes – works like a charm.

  3. ruthq2013 says:

    HI Susan,
    I am glad that you like the carrots. I guess all the extra work pays off to make it look more realistic. I want to create a bigger rendition of the same carrots so that may take a while.

  4. LoretteC says:

    what fun you’re having Ruth!! Love the carrots… your quilting is beautiful on that quilt and Pearl’s BOM is gorgeous! I’ve been collecting her patterns for this BOM but so far have not started it. Just running out of time, unlike you! Great job!

    • ruthq2013 says:

      Hi Lorette,
      Don’t feel bad about not getting much done. It is summer time and I do try to get outside as much as I can. It is nice to be able to sew but I do get the itch to get outside as well. My flower garden would tell you a different tale. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Sarah Vee says:

    Wonderful photos and projects! I love it all 🙂 The carrots look good enough to eat – almost like they are right out of the garden. I haven’t done thread sketching yet, but I have been reading about it. Your BOM looks good too – another one I’ll just enjoy from the sidelines. Thanks for sharing!

    • ruthq2013 says:

      HI Sarah,
      Thanks for stopping by. The carrots are very bright and vibrant but that is how I wanted them to be portrayed. I am afraid that I may never get carrots from my garden but this is the next best thing to those. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Régina says:

    You certainly got a lot done, must’nt have spent much time by the pool….That modern sampler looks great, and I rarely like sampler quilts! Your carrots look good enough to eat, and I am so happy there is no link to the BOM, as your flowers are much too enticing!

  7. ruthq2013 says:

    Hi Regina,
    I am glad that you like the carrots-they were fun to do. I am getting alot done but unfortunately, I am missing out on the pool. I do manage to sneak in there every so often.
    About the BOM, there is a link to it on the blog. If you scroll down, you will see a photo of swags, on the right hand side. That is the link to Pearl Piera’s BOM. You should try it, it is free for 2014 but you have to get each pattern for that month only.

    • ruthq2013 says:

      HI Monika,
      Thanks for the encouragement regarding the carrots. One day, I hope to be able to free motion embroidery like you do. Some day. Did you receive the thread I sent you yet?

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