I Need Some Sunshine

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It’s no secret that I live in Michigan, and this winter has been unusually cold and snowy. In fact, February 2011 is reported to have set a record for snow totals. I am ready for some sunshine!

We have a place in our hallway for a quilt to hang. Several years ago, we purchased a curtain rod which the Woodworker hung up for me. I rotate quilts as the urge hits me, and yesterday I decided I needed some sunshine in the hall. So this quilt came down…

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as it was too dreary for spring, and this quilt was hung up (after I put a hanging sleeve on the back).

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The quilt is called “French Star” and it is hand appliqued and pieced, and hand quilted. The center of the block is stipple quilted (all by hand) and I really enjoyed the stippling process. The stippling really makes the open stitched design pop out, almost like trapunto (see picture below).
I have to find some other things I can do to SPRING UP the house.

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You can click on the photos to enlarge them and see more detail.

What do you do to bring the warmth inside?

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3 thoughts on “I Need Some Sunshine

  1. That's a gorgeous quilt Caron – it looks great there! Did you get out into the sun today at all? It was 68 here, oh my gosh so glorious. I like to use bright quilts to bring some sun inside too!

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  2. Hi there! I just found your blog from another blogger. I live in Michigan too and have seen your name come up. I just joined The Evening Star Quilt Guild. Are you affiliated with that?

    Anyhow, I'm a bit tired of our winter as well and I love the spring quilt you hung up. How nice that all of it was done by hand. I enjoy hand quilting and piecing too, though do most by machine.

    Nice to meet you!

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