Tuesday, April 14

Cathy's samplers...

My friend, Cathy, from Maryland, makes the most beautiful applique sampler quilts using wool and cottons.
Here are a couple of them she recently sent for me to quilt:
 
First up - a beautiful "Flags of the American Revolution" quilt.....this one speaks to my military heart.
 
 
Cathy's initials...
 
 
Her piece work is just as beautiful as her hand work...
 
 
 Love this dove carrying a ribbon...
 
 
 These words make me want to put my hand on my heart...
 
 
 The eagle was the center of the quilt...
 
 
I quilted each block individually...
 
 
Next - her "Garden" quilt:
 
 
 So many beautiful pieces of wool applique...
 
 
 I love this little basket...
 
 
A little cottage home...
 
 
 The trees are adorable and I love the little doxies....she has two of them!
 
 
The details in her quilts are mind boggling!
I can't imagine the time it must take to complete one of these treasures. 
 
 
 I quilted each section differently and had fun with the borders.
 
 
She not only makes beautiful quilts, she also makes super cute pin cushions!
Cathy knows I love pin cushions - I have a small collection of them.
She stitched my nickname on this one....I love it!
 
 
This is a sweet sunflower pin cushion made with wool....
 
 
And of course, a 30's hexagon one with an embroidered flower center.
 
 
Thank you, Cathy, I LOVE my pin cushions!
 
 
 
And I love quilting on your beautiful quilts! 
It's always such a treat.....

16 comments:

  1. Thank you for your kind words my friend! No matter what quilt I send to you, they are brought to life with your beautiful quilting! xo

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    1. aw.....thanks! You always send me beautiful projects! Great team work! xxoo

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  2. Cute pin cushions! I'm always looking for fun ideas to grow my collection! I have even found a couple of vintage ones here. Love ya, my friend!

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    1. We need to compare pin cushion collections! love you, back!

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  3. I have a sunflower pincushion just like that that I made from a kit. Lovely work from both Kathys!

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    1. Ahh - thanks! It was such fun working on her quilts...

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  4. Beautiful work by both of you talented ladies!! Thanks for sharing I always love seeing the beautiful quilts that you get to quilt.

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    1. It's like Christmas opening up each box from my customers - I love what I get to do each day! Thanks, Candy

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  5. Wow. Those are wonderfully inspiring! Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. Thanks! They are stunning quilts and such fun to quilt on.

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  6. Beautiful quilts and quilting:) Just added another idea to my long list of 'quilts I want to sew' !

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    1. I hear you - my list is longer than my life span!!!

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  7. These are spectacular. Love that Sunflower pincushion!

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    1. thanks, my friend! I LOVE my pincushions!

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  8. Oh, what lovelies!! That wool work is just gorgeous - we visited the coolest quilt shop in Hannibal MO last weekend and they had a huge offering of wool fabrics and it sure got my attention. Your quilting perfectly compliments it all :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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    1. Cathy has the most beautiful collection of wools. Your recent "vacation" looks divine! Thanks for the compliments! xxoo

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