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,
Annemarie
www.QuiltsRemembered.com

7 comments:

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.

Mimi 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.

Onalee Henderson said...

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