Thursday, October 20, 2016

Small Quilts

Have you noticed that a lot of the well known quilt designers are jumping on the small quilt bandwagon?   Some have been doing them for several years with great success.  If you are anything like me you have a stack of large so called bed size quilts.  Well I have decided  that I am scaling down by finishing up my large projects that I have started and then concentrate on smaller projects.  I have made small quilts for several years and get many compliments on them.  I love to scatter them  around my home in my everyday decorating.

Well Moda must have noticed that people like them and has published "Mini Marvels"
It is a wonderful  addition to your quilt library.  There is something for everyone and most projects would look good whether you choose modern or reproduction fabrics.  The patterns are concise and easy to follow and can be easily hand quilted if you so desire.  And as a special perk the proceeds from this book benefits Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.  So why don't you go out to your favorite quilt shop and purchase this book.  And don't forget buying from a small business or designer also benefits the quilting industry. Just say'n ........

This is my first time to use this mobile app so maybe I will be better about posting.  You can also find me on Instagram as Bedfordquilter.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Anyone still out there??????

It has been many years since I touched my Mary Wigham sampler and many things have changed for me. But I am picking her up again today and will get it finished this time around. I have made myself a promise to finish one UFO before starting something new. I learned to quilt when I retired a few years ago and my cross stitch got pushed to the side. Well now I am at a place that I feel I can do both. I will post as I make more progress. 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

After several months missing...found today:
Not a very good picture, but it's from the phone and I was just a *little* excited.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Little Cotton Rabbits

Ms. Crandall turned me on to Little Cotton Rabbits.  They are so cute and the female bunny comes with very many different dresses.  I also downloaded "Algernon" the Hedgehog.  He's so cute!  Please visit the site if you are a knitter.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Finished but not framed

I have finally finished my Mary Wigham.  I have yet to press it well and have it framed.  I used the recommended colors and fabric.

WIP's 003Pat in Texas

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Mary Update

Hi Everyone,
I have been working on my Mary a great deal lately and am happy with the progress. Some of the colors called for are rather light. I am thinking of changing them to a darker shade of the same colors.
Happy Stitching,

Monday, April 11, 2011


My Mary Wigham sampler is complete, at least for me it is. I have elected to not include the initials ( always subject to change my mind before framing) DH picked out the colors and he said he liked it without the initials. I tend to agree. So here she is!