Wednesday, August 6, 2008


In case all you think we do in the summer is go to the berry farms - here is a bit about quilting, Just to prove that I actually DO think about quilting in the summer.

Dorothy Baker had a give-away a while back - and I couldn't believe my eyes when I read my name as the winner. What a surprise - and a delight. She was giving away the 12 patterns for Santa Through the Year - and I can't wait to start working on it. I still have to finish my butterfly quilt - and as soon as that is done - I'm off and running with the Santas. I doubt that I will get it done for this holiday season - but I plan to give it a good try.

These are all the patterns

And here is her finished quilt. I hope mine comes out as great. It will be fun stitching the Santas for each month. Thank you so much Dorothy. If you haven't been to her blog - it is one of the best around - stop over some time.

And as for my quilting - I have almost finished the butterfly quilt - I did all the flowers and vines that were basted on the quilt and decided that one spot on the quilt needed a few more vines and flowers - so that will take another hour or two of work and then I'll be don

This is just a small portion showing some of the butterflies and some of the flowers. I made that flowers with Grandmother Flower Garden pieces - very small. Each piece of the flower is about 1" or less across. This has been a fun quilt to make - but I'm glad that I am almost to the end. Then maybe I can start on the Santa quilt.

Happy Quilting.


Teresa said...

Lucky you to win such wonderful patterns, and that quilt is very special. I love your butterflies and flowers quilt. You have done an excellent job!

Joan said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I enjoyed your post about "alone time"! And I'm loving both of these quilts -- you've done a gorgeous job on the butterfly quilt, and how exciting is that Santa quilt! Can't wait to see how it turns out (but no pressure! LOL)

Julie said...

Congratulations on the win! What fun. I look forward to seeing the whole view of the butterfly quilt!

lila said...

It's nice to meet another quilting blogger!
I love the butterfly quilt! I know it was a lot of pieceful (peaceful too!) work!
The berry farm trip was delightful!

lila said...

Oh, and I just noticed that you fairy name is perfect for one who would make a butterfly quilt! LOL!

belinda said...

Well, you lucky girl! What a nice surprise!! Thanks for stopping by and chatting about my garden. I have been to your area of the world. I went to Alaska several years back. I love your part of the world, but I never realized the weather might be a factor in having a garden. I never thought about it...I just assumed everyone in the U.S. had a garden.

Dorothy said...

Hi JoAnn. I love your butterfly quilt. I would like to see a photo of the whole quilt sometime.
Thankyou for your kind words about my blog.

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Jo Ann,

Your btterfly quilt is lovely! And how nice that you won the Santa pattern. That should be a fun project. I am not a quilter, but admire anyone that does beautiful work, wheather making quilts of crafts.

Thank you for visiting my blog, and for telling me about the Naked Ladies! A couple of others have also said that that is what they are called. Whatever they are called though, they are beautiful flowers.

I enjoyed visiting your blog and will come again. Hope you visit my humble blog again as well.

Take care, and have a great week!