50th Anniversary of Pioneer Village Museum!

This evening I’ll be packing up the car for my yearly visit to the Pioneer Village Museum Heritage Days weekend in Barron, Wisconsin. This year is the 50th anniversary of the museum. If you’re in the area, join me. It is a wonderful place and this weekend there will be many demonstrations and living history to enjoy. Check out the website at https://www.barroncountymuseum.com/heritage-days.

A little work in progress…

It’s this beautiful! My favorite kind of quilting is the scrappy look with every color under the rainbow mixing together 🙂

WOMBAT QUILTS

Last week I woke to the news that Wombat Quilts had made it onto the “100 Best Quilting Blogs on the Planet”.  Feedspot, a blog reader, had put together this list by looking at site traffic, followers etc.  I came in at number 39.  To say I was pleasantly shocked is an understatement.

While I was looking through the list I noticed they had marked my blog as posting about once a month…. had I really slipped off schedule that much!  The answer is yes, kind of.  So in the spirit of sharing more I thought I would show you what I am working on this week…

lizzy house quilt block

A couple of months ago I borrowed a friends Baby Go cutter and went to work cutting some of my scraps into small circles (check out this quilt wip….) and small half square triangles (HST).

hst-blocks

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Hexgons

This is my current project. I’ve been working on it over the last couple of years (yes you read that right) while doing the summer demos. 

Due to my sewing studio being under remodeling and working a full-time job the only time I’ve been sewing recently is during the summer demos I do. 

Finally got all the strips sewn together and this will be the layout, with a slight modification – the top will be placed at the bottom so I have rounded edges. More to come!

Crazy Quilt with Crazy Triangle Free Motion Quilting

I finished the crazy quilt! I shared about finding the perfect free motion design for the crazy quilt blocks in my last post, crazy triangles in primary colors. I think it turned out very nice.

I used a colorful binding with stars on it and think it gave the quilt a nice finish.

All finished!

All finished!

Close up of the triangle free motion quilting.

Close up of the triangle free motion quilting.

The back pieced with blue, purple, pink and green.

The back pieced with blue, purple, pink and green.

Close up of the quilting on the back.

Close up of the quilting on the back.

I bound the quilt with colorful star fabric. It was fun doing something different with the free motion quilting. I do have to admit, however, that I enjoy curvy lines better than the straight geometric shapes.

It is for sale in my Etsy shop 😀