Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Primitive Pieces

Now that the Bushong Quilt is complete, its time to get back to this one. 

I think this will be a fun primitive piece to work on this winter. The borders on this quilt are a whopping 12" all full of various applique. 
The top center has embroidery that you cannot see so I'm considering adding them in applique. 
I'd like to do that before adding on the top piece so I'm not having to put it all under the needle, just that smaller top section. 

And here is where you can find the pattern .

I've recently started donating blood again. Today is my day. The Red Cross is very short on blood and with Covid more people are not donating. I hope you'll consider it! Obviously the Red Cross is extremely careful and take all precautions! 
They are also doing Covid antibody testing so if you have had covid and maybe you didn't even know it, you will now know. If you test positive for the antibody you can help others seriously ill with Covid with your plasma! (this is not the same as a covid test!) 

People who have fully recovered from COVID-19 for at least two weeks are encouraged to consider donating plasma, which may help save the lives of other patients. COVID-19 convalescent plasma must only be collected from recovered individuals if they are eligible to donate blood.Oct 22, 2020

Love you friends! take care!



  1. Beautiful border. I am planning tentatively to reduce the pattern by 25%.[so, still large 9" border] When I get to it. Also the photo in my book is so old and dark I m trying to decide if I should buy the pattern which has a bright modern photo. Remember Jan Patek re-released this pattern as Anniversary Quilt and it is more readily av than the vintage book.
    Where is the embroidery? In that light rectangle below the angel?

    Thank you for donating blood. Give yourself the afternoon to recover, no ten mile hikes!

  2. That will be a wonderful winter quilt!

  3. That looks like it will be a fun winter project. Thank you for donating blood. I'm no longer eligible to.

  4. I had forgotten how much work there is yet to be done to complete this quilt. I admire your tenacity. I can't imagine doing all of the applique you do--even if I attempted it via machine. Kudos.

  5. I love that quilt but too much on my plate right now.
    You are a good person by donating blood!!! Thank you for your donation. ❤️👏👍😘

  6. The primitive shapes are sure to be a fun stitch. I spent some time today looking through my Cheri patterns and getting inspiration.

  7. great looking pattern, good luck with your creative journey during your Winter.

  8. The border is wonderful. It looks like fun to work on. Thanks for the reminder to donate blood.

  9. Looking forward to seeing your border appliqué! This is such a special quilt!

  10. Just yesterday I was looking at my stack of Brannock/Patel books. When my daughter was young they brought us many joy filled days. Dr. Rabbit is still a favorite of visiting children.

  11. Love that primitive look, the wide borders.


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