Sunday, October 30, 2011

Winter Friends

Mom gifted me with this

tea towel a few weeks ago...

she loves to stitch them

on the ticking fabric...

another lucky me piece!

the applique designs are Jan Patek

can't stop making the 3" blocks

there is something missing that

I can't put my finger on...

the colors are just not right

still looking ho-hum

they will go in different projects

once I get

the scrappy look I want


I've been putting images of antique

hooked rugs in the banner area

of the blog...

great inspiration


did you know this is post 499?

next post is the giveaway...


moosecraft said...

Love the antique cat rug in the header! Your Mom's stitching is wonderful! I think I like the quilt you are piecing the way it is.... maybe what it's missing is a Cheri Payne style applique? Or, maybe the quilting needs to be done with a pearl cotton?

WoolenSails said...

Love the snowman piece, is that the winter book?
I think that is the one, I haven't got, so will have to remember to get one from ebay one of these days.

I like how your new piece is now, the darker shades really made a difference. One thing I notice on the antique one, is that it is not all strips, it has blocks in a mixed scrappy way.


Deirdre said...

Love the antique cat rug! And lucky you is right, your Mom sure is a gem!

Karen said...

The tea towel is so cute! Reminds me that I was going to search online for some towels to decorate.

Jacque. said...

I love your Mom's perfect for you.

annie said...

I love your Mom's tea towel, esp. the birds. Still love your colors in the blocks, maybe set against some sashes of ivory, cream, or white? Whatever you do with them, I'm sure they will be lovely!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Kelley ~
Your mom does beautiful work!
LOVE the antique cat in your header. It would be so cool to own such a wonderful rug!
I'm not a quilter, but I think your blocks look perfect.
Pug hugs :)

appleberrycottage said...

I do like the scrappy quilt. I agree with what Debbie (Woolensails) said. It might need a few plain blocks scattered around ~ dark ones.

my3Kitties said...

Can't wait to see your finished quilts -- your colors are perfect!

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

I really love the look of the tea towel because there are no faces on the characters and how you used prints to make it unique. I don't think I've seen that before.