Collection of Color

A Collection of Color
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Published by Caron Mosey at Michigan Quilts! 2010
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Barns: The Disappearing American Icon

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The Woodworker and I enjoy driving out in the country to enjoy the peace and quiet, especially on a beautiful summer evening.  Last night was the perfect evening.  We rode for almost two hours with no destination in mind, around Genesee County, Shiawassee County and Saginaw County in Mid-Michigan.  Half way through our ride we swung through McDonalds for a fast food dinner we could eat in the car.  We drove paved roads, dirt roads, and roads that looked like nothing more than a narrow cow path.  We both spotted this cluster of barns a distance away, and the truck just seemed to want to go in that direction… so we did.

I love barns.  In fact, our first son’s baby quilt was a barn quilt with nine barns, quilted in a chicken wire pattern.DSC01583We drove up to the barns and I just had to get another picture or two.  They looked to be freshly painted and were next to a farmhouse that also looked lovingly tended. DSC03645 DSC03646 I love that they included the date on the largest barn:

1900

Signing the date on the barn… kind of like signing and dating a quilt.

I feel another barn quilt in my future.

 

Published by Caron Mosey at Michigan Quilts! 2010

That Was A Long Time Ago

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The Ann Arbor Quilt Guild has a show coming up at the end of July.  I’m hoping to attend, as it’s just an hour away, and our newlyweds – son Loren and bride Margaret – live there.   So I went to the guild’s website to read more about it.   I started surfing the pages.  And then I found this:

1989

January – Pepper Cory
March – Robin Morey
May – Marciah Warra
July – Susie Braund
September – Caron Mosey
November – Coleen Ryan-Peters

Holy Moly, that’s a long time ago!  This is a list of past speakers.  Who keeps a list around that long?   I guess they do.  I wonder which lecture I gave? 

Driving and flying around teaching and giving lectures seems like it was in another life.  Could I do it again?   Would I want to do it again?  I’m not sure.  There’s more to it than meets the eye.  But I’m thinking.

Shhhh.  I’m thinking.

Published by Caron Mosey at Michigan Quilts! 2010

Spools Quilt Pattern – ‘Klosjes’ Quilt Pattern

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I’ve been looking for a quilt pattern to work on that I can hand piece and take my time with.  I love hand piecing in the evening.  I find it relaxing.  The Spools pattern is one that many quilters are working on right now.  It’s a possibility!  As I surf around the Internet though, I am finding many different variations on this pattern.  Some have more pieces than others.  Which to do?

 

Here is a lovely start that I found at Valentina’s Corner. spools8

Here are a variety of blocks I found at Google Images:

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spools5 spools4    spools3 spools2 spools1

Have you made a Spool Quilt? If so, what pattern did you use?  5 pieces in the block? 13 pieces? 

Let us know by leaving a comment, below.

Published by Caron Mosey at Michigan Quilts! 2010

August Block of the Month Calendar

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This block was made for my grandchildren, who will be going on their first camping trip this August.  I am hoping that this new generation brings the Mosey family better luck when it comes to camping.  When my boys were young, we went camping frequently.  It became the family joke:

Everytime the Mosey’s go camping and set up their tent, God starts laughing and says, “Let there be rain!”   And there was rain by the bucket-load. 

The pattern for this block

may be downloaded here.

Published by Caron Mosey at Michigan Quilts! 2010