Thursday, September 6, 2012

Short and Sweet...Small and Crazy!

I’ll make this post short and sweet.  I wanted to post some close-up pictures for my Jo’s Little Women students of our latest project called “Yankee Doodle”.  The quilt is designed by Jo Morton.  This was a challenging quilt.  Not only are there 56 or 57 – 3/8” diameter hand appliquéd circles in the center (small and crazy – right?), but there are a whole lot of stars to appliqué too!  This quilt took approx. 50-60 hours to complete.  I have no idea if that is really slow or very fast; I’m just glad it is done. 

The selection process.  Auditioning 90 fabrics for the stars.  Close-up of star applique.

Star center and close-up.

Me and my Yankee Doodle at Glad Creations, Quilt Block - Minneapolis, MN

Finally,  this cabinet has been passed down in my family.  It is over 100 yrs old and a cherished part of our family.  In the storage below you can see approximately 70 or so small quilts from the Little Women Club.  

Enjoy and happy quilting,


diane said...

WOW is what I say. Is that going to be a new pattern? I really really like it.

Annemarie Yohnk said...

Diane...this is a Jo Morton pattern. It is part of her Little Women Club. Sorry, It is not available anywhere else but in the club. Glad you like it.

Brenda said...

Very nice, I like it a lot.

Anonymous said...

Your Yankee Doodle is OUTSTANDING..... The applique is well done, but I think the fabric choices are what make the quilt shine!

Rachel said...

Absolutely stunning! I adore your quilt - the design, the fabric, the applique (whew), all of it!

Mary said...

6 Oh my goodness, what a fantastic job you did with Yankee Doodle! Mine is still under construction. And I see you've been in Little Women a long time with a whole cupboard full of quilts. How fun to keep them all in one place. Thanks so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Very nice display! I am still working on my Yankee Doodle! Maybe it will get done sometime next year!
Stow, Ohio
But, vacationing in beautiful Dillon, Colorado!