Archive for October, 2006

Pink Quilt

It’s done and I love how it turned out! Thank you Judy for your Quilt for an Hour project and creating the design that inspired me.

It’s ready to be donated and I’ll take it by Little Quilts sometime next week and they’ll send it in with their donations to Quilt Pink.

Amish Quilts

Amy and I had chatted before about her Amish quilt and the antique quilt I bought in Lancaster last year. She posted a picture of hers today so I thought I would also post one of mine.

I was told that this quilt dates back to the 1850’s-1860’s. It’s beautifully hand quilted and although it has a few small stains, it’s in very good condition. I want to have it appraised out of curiosity (did I pay more than it was worth?) but also because it’s the only quilt I own that’s probably worth anything. Regardless of the value – I LOVE this quilt.

When we were in Lancaster, I looked at a ton of quilts and the ones I was drawn to were not the ones being sold as Amish quilts but the antique quilts in the back room at Witmer’s Quilt Shop. This was one of 3 quilts I had to make myself choose between. If you go to Lancaster make sure you check out the BACK room at Witmer Quilt Shop, 1070 W. Main St. in New Holland for the antique quilts.

Naming quilts

I was updating my Excel spreadsheet that I use to track my quilts and I realized that I’m terrible at naming quilts. These are some of the brilliant names I’ve come up with so far this year:

Twin Cabin #1
Twin Cabin #2
Baby Cabin
Crooked Hearts
Red/Purple Rail Fence
Butterfly Quilt
Adam’s Jeans Quilt
Crayon Geese
Blue Braid #1
Blue Braid #2
Chris’ wedding quilt
Pink Quilt (so named because it’s Pink and I’m donating it to Quilt Pink)

Boring right? I started thinking about what name I would use for this year’s autumn quilt and in the interest of coming up with a more interesting name than Autumn Quilt 2006, I did an internet search of Autumn and Poetry and came up with the following choices:

Autumn’s Glory
An Autumn Day
Autumn Mosaic
The Colors of Autumn – this is the name I chose

The Colors of Autumn

in the North Georgia Mountains, November 2005

So how do the rest of you name your quilts?


I made a start today on my October goals by looking through my pantograph patterns to choose the quilting designs for the two quilts I’m going to do this month. Hopefully, I’ll get the Pink Quilt loaded tonight. Both patterns are from Willow Leaf Studio.
Windy Day for the Autumn Quilt
Fay Feathers for the Pink Quilt

Checking more things off my to do list/October goals

Well, I think I’m making progress

  • all the wedding stuff is done except I need to shorten my dress slightly. I’m not a sewer but it’s just a tiny rolled hem and I think I can cut an inch and a half off the bottom and then resew it myself. We’ll see how it goes.
  • all the final plans were made for the Rehearsal dinner on Friday so now all I’ll have to do is show up and have fun.
  • finished quilting and shipped my Aunt’s quilt to her
  • finished the borders on the Autumn quilt

With the Breast Cancer Walk and the wedding the last two weekends of the month, I’m going to set just 2 goals for October.

That’s it!