Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Louisa



I just couldn't resist a few simple pleasures, Valdani thread and an old wooden bobbin.  I'm not sure if the other is a bobbin, but I found it wrapped in thread.  My bedtime reading is a book by Janet Bolton called Patchwork Folk Art and now I drift off to sleep with ideas stirring in my head. 


Though not the most exciting quilt, my Louisa is finished.  I just wanted to test out my new pyramid ruler, but really didn't have a plan, so my pieced pyramids sat for almost a year.  I never did come up with a really good plan, but I sure had fun needle turning all the circles! 

To always have a plan is my lesson learned.
  

From the top of the Porcupine grass.....


to the bottom of the Japanese maple,
Signs of Autumn's near End.


Until next time.....happy quilting!

Karen


14 comments:

Minka's Studio said...

I "mis-read" your photo and mistook your quilt for a block. Either way, it's very handsome. I love your fabrics and colors and the use of the plaid for the dots.

Sue said...

Your Louisa quilt is gorgeous! I love it and those colors you used!

Love the Valdani threads too. I have a bunch and they are sooooo nice.

Melody said...

Great to hear from you. You really are a fabulous photographer. love your wooden bobbin.

Valentina said...

your photographs transport me, Karen...
swoon...
:)

Ethne said...

Your second isn't a bobbin it's a Nostepinne, something used by spinners etc - a tapered wooden stick for winding yarn onto to provide a ball where the yarn can be drawn out from the inside - check youtube for videos on how to use it

Gerda Hartman said...

I love the colors of your quilt. Thanks again for making One Flower Wednesday possible.

Kate said...

Hi Karen...Thank you for visiting me and your good wishes...You have some fabulous items for us to drool over this week...personally i love the vibrant colour of the Japanese Maple... Kate xx

Marieke said...

Your Lousia looks wonderful! And so does the bobbins/klosjes. Have fun with them!

Quilt Hollow said...

Spool photos always so fun. Don't you wish we could find greeting cards readily with all the things we love?

Cisca said...

Your Louisa is gorgeous, the circles are wonderfully made. Nice pictures!
Greetings, Cisca

Stray Stitches said...

Fantastic pictures!! Thank you for sharing.

Funoldhag said...

Pretty fall pictures, Karen. Summer is gone with fall also being winding down - winter around the corner. I do love the seasons, though. Have a great weekend! Carol

Brigitte said...

I love your Louisa quilt and the Japanese Maple is making my day brighter now that we have snow on the ground.
www.quiltsampler.blogspot.com

Robin said...

What a fun little quilt! It looks both modern and traditional all at the same time. And you needleturned all those circles? You have some mad skillz! I have a horrible time with circles. They're tough.