Tuesday, November 10, 2015


This is my fourth quilt in the Literature series.   It is inspired by Anna Karenina by Tolstoy.  I wanted to make a quilt about an image or feeling which a book evokes.  For me, snowy birch forests sum up everything Russian, though it turns out there aren't as many of them in that book as I'd thought!  You can read more here.

(I had a brainwave: if you want to take arty photographs of a mini quilt outdoors, iron freezer paper to the back to stop it getting muddy!)

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Struggle Street

The fourth mini in our Literature series was a struggle...

My mini is an abstract representation of two of my favourite novels...

"Great expectations"

and "To Kill a Mockingbird"

                                           It was a struggle for Pip and Atticus....

so  I call it "Struggle Street"

Blueberries for Sal

The children's literature book for this quarter's round is Blueberries for Sal.

My 12" x 12" mini quilt is literal in interpretation. 
The"onomatopoia" words of the berries dropping into Sal's pail are embroidered. 
 Sal, her pail and one of the bears (you can decide if it is baby or mama) were appliqued.
I had fun shopping for the blueberry fabric--just a fat quarter. 
The triangles on the back are great for hanging. 

Read more about the quilt and where it will be donated HERE.

And That Has Made All the Difference

And That Has Made All the Difference
Quilt No. 150, November 2015
#4 in the Literature Series

Today is the posting of our last literature-themed quilt challenges, and I chose Robert Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken" for mine.  More information is found *here* about my interpretation of the poem, some construction techniques, and reflections.

Industrious Blocks

Industrious Blocks by Simone Bradford
For more information go to quiltalicious.blogspot.com

This mini quilt was inspired by the children's book called
The Block Book 
written by Susan Arkin Couture and illustrated by Petra Mathers