Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A Finish, More Flowers and Catherine's BOM Month 10

It is always a joy to report a finish.

Shona finished her Catherine's Garden 2015 top.

Isn't it fantastic?

She used Moda Mustard solid for her background.

All hand applique - using back basting.
This week she is layering it for hand quilting using the templates from the pattern.

old design wall photo

Now, you might be asking...It is the end of month nine - how did she get all twelve months?

Shona has connections!

You can get your patterns HERE.
You have connections too.  If you have all nine months stitched, send me a photo by October 3, and I will give you a coupon for month 11 & 12 FREE.

Karen (Log Cabin Quilter) has a beautiful colorway going too.  See her flowers HERE.

I have two more colorways going - and plan to finish each differently.

The RMQM 25th Anniversary quilts are on exhibit in the museum gallery.  I thought I would show a few here.

There is a wonderful assortment - traditional, modern and art quilts.

45 of the 53 are being auctioned on the Benefit Bidding website.

Will update once I get the maker's name on this one!

Beautiful stitching, all in a compact 25" square.

There is a book in the museum with the artist statements for each of the quilts.

The name of Shona's wall hanging is 'Cheddar Bites'.

All entries measure about 25" x 25"

You can read more about this quilt, and 45 others on the Benefit Bidding website, HERE.

Bidding is open now, just register and start your holiday shopping...

This is the center of one block in 'Cheddar Bites'

Just one example of her beautiful HAND quilting!

Beautiful piecing and hand stitching in lovely reproduction fabrics.

A generous donation to the online auction to benefit the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum.

'Raspberry Limeade' is made primarily from the Pomegranate fabric line RMQM did a couple years ago.  I think an In The Beginning bird toile nicely worked in.

Sewn and donated by Doris DeGenova, another beauty packed into a 25" square.

"More is More" sewn by Joan Duncan.

A wonderful riot of color and motion.

Thank you so much to Shona for sharing her amazing needlework!  Did I mention she does samplers too?  Don't even get me started on her doll quilts - tiny hexagons!

Maybe, if we ask, she will allow me to share more of her work!

Wouldn't that be great?

Have a great week,


  1. Shona's Catherine's Garden top is gorgeous!
    Love her Cheddar Bites too.
    Lots of stunning quilts in the charity auction - thanks for sharing the link and photos!

  2. Fantastic! Love seeing all the quilts. Love Shona's finished top too.

  3. I always enjoy seeing how the same pattern can be individually interpreted. Thanks for sharing such delightful quilts that are part of the auction. Somebody's going to be the new owner of some wonderful work.

  4. Shona's CG is so lovely!
    Oh, I love those little quilts, and I do so hope Shona will let you share more of her creations!

  5. Such gorgeous quilts! Love the Moda mustard Shona used for her Catherine's Garden. Her hand quilting is beautiful. Would love to see more!

  6. Lovely quilts. The anniversary quilt is really great

  7. All of the quilts are lovely and congratulations to Shona for her beautiful completed top! I for one would love to see more of her work, yes :)

  8. A lovely finish!! And those quilts on exhibit - Cheddar Bites! When you see Shona standing next to it and realize the scale of the blocks - just fabulous. Thank you for sharing all these terrific images.


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