Nana’s Garden, Kitchen, and Les Muguets Day

After completing a couple of needlework projects, I turned to my quilting again.   I made this twin-size Pinwheel quilt top some time ago (perhaps a year or two) and finally layered it and machine quilted it.   It was a free pattern that came in the mail from McCall’s Quilting entitled Summer At Mom’s…I call it Nana’s Garden. I used up a LOT of my floral scraps in the blocks and a LOT more on the scrappy back.  There were many hours spent quilting special “fleur de lis” designs in each block and lots of vines, leaves, and flowers in the border.   But once it was washed the specialty quilting is now barely visible.   But I adore the crinkled look of this quilt.   So for all of you who think you don’t machine quilt very well….just do it and wash it right away…Voila! an antique looking quilt!

Pinwheel 1

If you look hard you can see the vines, leaves and flowers quilted in the border above and the fleur-de-lis quilting in the block below.

Pinwheel 2


Don’t you just love that crinkled look of the quilt after washing…..and even better yet….with the scrappy back you get two quilts in one!

Pinwheel 4

As I mentioned on my last post, here is a photo of the Les Muguets Day gift I made for my friend Maggy.   And I have one just like it.   It makes my kitchen look all “Spring-like” and sunny!

Spring table runner

And Maggy sent to me this lovely “sac a boutons” which she handmade for me.   I love it!   Thank you Maggy!

Button Bag

Well, two more projects completed in the winter months. One unfinished quilt now complete, and a new project for fun.

Come back again in a day or two to see my completed hand appliqued, hand quilted finish!

Amities, Averyclaire


11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nanouanne
    May 05, 2013 @ 16:00:07

    Wouaahou Karen, this quilt is to be treasured, for sure! I definitely love everything in it: the crinkle look (i will try it), the amazing machine quilting (I have still never tried…) and also the scrappy back.
    I am so glad your silence was because you kept being busy doing what you love to do. I look forward to see more of your delicate work.


  2. Margaret
    May 05, 2013 @ 16:40:29

    Lovely lovely quilt!! And you machine quilted it yourself? Wow! Love your table runner — nice that you made one for a friend and for yourself as well. Lovely gift too!


  3. Kathy Mathews
    May 05, 2013 @ 17:43:06

    Great use of color, so spring like!


  4. Claudine Beaurenaud
    May 05, 2013 @ 21:33:57

    Bravo Karen, j’aime beaucoup ton quilt. Je t’embrasse bien fort.


  5. Barb Carey
    May 05, 2013 @ 22:42:26

    I just love it sis, you do such beautiful work and I can see it in person! I would not have the patience for that but it is something you truly enjoy and do very well at!


  6. Anne Leonas
    May 06, 2013 @ 11:11:43

    Absolutely exquisite work, Karen, but so is everything you do! The “sac a boutons” from Maggy is lovely too.


  7. Genie
    May 06, 2013 @ 12:09:12

    Beautiful quilt. I love what you did with the border.


  8. Annie
    May 06, 2013 @ 13:27:38

    What a wonderful quilt. That’s a lot of work! No wonder your blogging time has been limited!


  9. Virtual Quilter
    May 07, 2013 @ 05:02:51

    Lovely quilt, and nice to see a well dressed table.


  10. Carol
    May 07, 2013 @ 09:47:03

    Oh, I love it!! The quilt is so, so pretty–lovely colors. Your spring table runner is delightful, too–don’t you love spring?!


  11. haleyarden
    May 17, 2013 @ 08:45:47

    Pretty! Love the pieced back 🙂


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