Posts Tagged ‘quilt trail’

Mug rugs and Fabric Postcards

November 22, 2012

I’ve been making some small items for holiday craft shows that are coming up. Having fun with Mug Rugs

Some have images from the barn quilts of Osceola Quilt Trail.

Some are images of my vegetable medleys wall hangings.

And some are kaleidoscope type images I created in Electric Quilt.

Fabric postcards

also featuring images from Osceola Quilt Trail.


Flowers for Spring

May 16, 2010

We’ve installed two more barn quilts, only this first one is on a house, a 4 foot Tulip Basket.

Yesterday we put this Amaryllis on an old barn.  The women who have lived in this place have always had wonderful flower gardens, so this block is in honor of all of them.

Next time, maybe I’ll have some actual fabric quilts to post.

Rising Star

May 6, 2010

Kettunen Center, near Tustin, MI, is a conference center and 4-H leader training facility. West Michigan Quilters Guild sponsored this Rising Star/4-H quilt block for their building. The center hosts several quilt retreats a year.


April 23, 2010

Our quilt trail team decided to place a Pineapple quilt block on the building where we do our painting as a thank-you to the owner who has generously let us use it all winter.  We realized after we had the block finished that the pineapple is a symbol of hospitality, so it was very appropriate.

Blazing Star

February 24, 2010

This morning our painting site had a visit from barn owner Garth Schmidt (almost 92) and his daughter to see the quilt blocks that will go on his barn. An 8×8 block will face the US131 freeway, and a 4×4 block will face the side road and the front of the house so Mr. Schmidt can see it. This is a centennial farm, owned by the same family since 1863. The quilt block design is taken from a quilt that Mr. Schmidt’s late wife had made several years ago.


August 28, 2009

Barn blocks are being painted! Here’s one in progress, a 54-40 or Fight block.Painting in Progress

New quilts posted

August 20, 2009

I finished up a couple of quilts this week. This one has been in the ufo pile for a while, and I finally got the nudge I needed to get it finished. It’s done from Ricky Tims’ “Kool Kaleidoscope” method. The title, “Red Feathers”, comes from the fact that the quilting is feathers in red thread.Red Feathers
AND, I’ve been not only painting quilt blocks to put on barns, we need to raise several thousand dollars to get this project rolling, so one of our fundraisers is a quilt raffle. I made this quilt for that purpose. It’s made using my freezer paper piecing technique, and quilted on my longarm.Along the Quilt Trail