Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Winter Wonderland…

Do you remember Shirley from my Hand Quilting Club and her magnificent quilt?   imageWell last Wednesday she brought a wall hanging that her daughter had made for her.  It was so stunning it took my breath away!   P1040169

Her daughter’s name is Carol Swinden and she makes incredible quilts…check out her website!  (Just click on her name.)  P1040172

The whole quilt is made with little scraps of fabric…. this is what makes the shadows and textures and gradually forms the resulting picture. The stitching makes the trees, branches, posts etc.  Look at the shadows in the snow…this is an art!


Just the berries alone are gorgeous…and the frosty snow…sparkly fabric underneath…just beautiful!


Can you see the rows of stitching on the house that form the planks?


The detail on this quilt is extraordinary!!


Look at angle of the porch on the house..the different fabric and angle of the stitches give it the 3-D effects.


I loved this little snow covered tree and the posts are a combination of different fabrics and stitching..lovely!



And the quilting….gorgeous….P1040179

Make sure you check out her site….oh and did I mention, some of her quilts are for sale.  They are truly a work of art!  Shirley is so proud of her daughter, as she should be…but then the apple doesn’t fall very far from the tree!

For those of you who were wondering about the name of Shirley’s quilt (at the top of this post)- the pattern is called Stars of a New Day and the designer is Susan H. Garman. Shirley thinks that the pattern is only available to members of The Quilt Show (www.thequiltshow.com). The Quilt Show is produced by Alex Anderson and Ricky Timms. 

 KAREN  from TOOL TIME TUESDAY has done it again!!  She is SOOOO clever and thrifty!!  You have to go and check out her blog- Oh, heck, just look at what she made for only a few dollars!


It’s a magnetic bulletin board for your sewing room!  She has provided easy and clear instructions – even where to to find the supplies!  And isn’t it nice!  TOO nice for my sewing room!! ;o) So get the hammer out and hurry on down to the hardware store….but first check out Karen’s blog!

Have a marvelous Monday and Happy Quilting!


  1. Ok, that is absolutely gorgeous, now I want to make a pictorial quilt, lol. I am in the mood to do something just for fun, need a brain break.


  2. Thank you for sharing this lovely quilt - I so admire the talent that so many women display through quilting

  3. Oh Paulette! You always have the most inspiring pictures in your posts! I love love love Carol's quilt! and the link to Tool Time Tuesday, Karen is so inspiring too! Thank you!

  4. Goodness, i am gobsmacked! I really think this is the best thing i have seen all year, and i have seen a lot! boy, what an artist. Thanks so much for showing.

  5. Wow Paulette, that is all amazing...what an artist she is!
    thank you for the name of Shirley's quilt..
    Julia ♥

  6. What stunning work, I am off to check out the artist's website!

  7. That quilt is beautiful -- I think one of the finest I've seen -- I love the barn -- gorgeous!

  8. Gorgeous quilt!

    Calling all bloggers I am having a huge giveaway on my blog and will add a new item everyday until 12/24. Go check it out.

  9. That is an amazing quilt. I wonder how long it took to produce something like that?