Thursday, December 22, 2016

Tidings of Joy.....

In the spirit of the season, I have this pillow pattern to give a way to the first person to respond by emailing me at  Do not forget your address.

Way last spring Sandra Starley a quilt historian had these antique quilts at a show in S.L.C.  They were all quite remarkable and thought I'd share them with you today.

The above hexagon quilt is from the 1880's.

Log cabin quilts and Courthouse Steps quilts have always been some of my favorite.  So when I saw this one I wanted to have a photo.  I recognize several reproduction fabrics that are similar to these original ones found in this quilt.  I love how some of the strips have been pieced to made do.

I love two color quilts and this one is not an exception.  The signature makes it all the more special.  "A women wishing not to be forgotten signs her name to cloth."

Hand quilted and pieced.

Farmer's Fancy.  Sandra's business is called Time Travels.

This photo is from this past spring market in S.L.C.  I always seem to gravitate towards the antique quilts.  I love to admire them and think of the women who made them......always wondering about their stories.

Isn't this a sweet wee quilt?

"A joy shared is a joy doubled."  -unknown

Christmas is almost upon us, and many of us our looking forward to be with family and our traditions.  We will celebrate Christmas eve., with our daughters and their husbands, and look forward to being together again this year.  We are sorry that our Ohio family will not be with us.  It takes a wee bit of the joy away.


  1. Cute, cute pillow pattern! Thanks and Merry Christmas!

    Carolyn Sands
    216 River Oaks Drive
    Lake Jackson, TX. 77566

  2. Merry Christmas! I've got my daughter in from VA to spend the holidays and also wish my son from MD were here too. Oh well, take what we can get, right???

  3. Love Snowmen, how fun! Happy Holiday's!

  4. I would LOVE the pillow! Thank you!!

  5. Merry Christmas Norma,

    I just wanted to thank you for all of you generous gifts that you give to us in the "blogoshere". Your pictures and sweet quips and quotes really brighten my day. I wish you and yours a healthy and happy 2017.

  6. MERRY CHRISTMAS Norma and enjoy your time with family.
    Thank you so much for all the gorgeous quilts that you blog about and especially all of yours. I look forward to your new designs in 2017.

  7. Merry Christmas, Norma :-)
    The antique quilts are beautiful! I especially love the cheddar one and the Ohio Star quilt. Have a wonderful time with your family...I hope the grand dogs get to join in!

  8. Feliz Navidad 1!!
    precioso muñeco de nieve
    y bonitos edredones

  9. Glad you enjoyed seeing my antique quilts at HMQS. If someone wants to see more they can stop by my blog