Sunday, June 01, 2008


I love patriotic quilts, and usually before Memorial Day I switch my quilts on the wall. I thought I had all my patriotic quilts out last week, but kept felt I was missing something. John built a long time ago a deacon's bench that sits in our entry way that has a lift up seat, and I have a lot of quilts in under the seat. Kristen brought a friend over the other day, and wanted to see some of my quilts. I took her in the bedroom, where I have Dear Jane on a quilt rack, and several others, and realized this was underneath the pile. It is called America, and it was designed by Teri Christopherson in a book called Mulberry Lane. This was quilted for me by Susan Nixon, when she formerly had a quilting machine in 2001.

This was a BOM that I hand appliqued, I actually made 2 of them, one for me, and one for the LQS. This was quilted for me in 2000 by Bonnie Hunter. I can't remember who the designer was of this one.

These two quilts look so nice on my blue walls!

Last week I got back my vest fronts that I sent along in our small RR group
of friends: Susan, Gail, Moira, Candi . I have had these vests fronts made for quite a few years, and asked them to help me finish my UFO. They came home last week and I am thrilled with the embellishment these ladies did. There is still a bit to do, but it is very close to finished.

Gail helped embellish this bush that I had already stitched and added beads and flower buds.

Candi did this lovely heart with SRE flowers.

Not exactly sure about this one, Candi didn't write in my accompanying book.

Not sure about this either.

There are a lot more seams I didn't take a picture of, or acknowledge, but I love them all.

I see I have more transcription to do, better get back to work!

Next week I will be able to share my CQI purse entry, after the results are out. I love it, even though I am up again stiff competition in the contest. There were 13 of us, and the other entries are wonderful.


Nancy said...

I love your America quilt, Karrin.

n, np

Kim said...

I love your patriotic quilts! And I should know who the designer was on the American quilt because I've looked at it several times, but the name escapes me! Lovely though. As are your vest fronts--that will look great! What do you have planned for the back?

Carole said...

WOW! Beautiful quilts! You've been busy! Love the hand work on the vests! Cannot wait to see how your purse turns out! Keep well!

Inger Lise in Norway said...

Your vest looks lovley.Crazy quilt is really nice. Im looking forward to see the back

Marilyn Rock said...

WOW! You've been busy! Beautiful quilts, love the vest, too. You're amazing with fabric! There are such delicate stitches in these! Gorgeous detail.

Lea said...

Karrin, you surely love patoriotic motifs! I LOVE your quilts! Those are so gorgeous and perfect for summer!(and Fall, Veteran's day!)
Thank you for sharing the pictures.

jay paul said...

Nice and quite informative post. I really look forward to your other posts.

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