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A Finish and Some Progress

The binding is on the homespun sampler I made for my children’s piano teacher and it is ready to give to here. I’m very pleased with how it turned out. I hope she loves it. If you want to read about the progress of this quilt you can go here by scrolling down it should include every post that has to do with this quilt. In the way of progress I have basted and I’m now quilting my ‘A Dutchmen’s Journey quilt. And I’m happy to say I have found a home for it. I will be giving it to my Aunt Darlene. She is so generous to share her cabin every time we have our family reunion. And since this quilt is based on our heritage I though it would make a lovely gift for her. I’ll post finish pictures of it soon. All the blocks are quilted with windmills and I’m putting swirling wind in the sashing. Any ideas on how I should quilt the mountains in the border? If you can’t remember what this quilt looks like go here and scroll to the bottom. The border is not sewn on here. Apparently I have not taken a picture of it at that stage. But the border is up against it on the design wall so you should get a pretty good idea of what it looks like. I appreciate any and all suggestions.

Have a great weekend!



  • Stina Blomgren says:

    Just love all that homespun goodness.. it is a wonderful quilt…:o)) She will love it..:o)

  • Abby and Stephanie says:

    Very lucky piano teacher. Such a warm and cozy quilt.

  • A Spoonful Of Sugar says:

    Your Homespun sampler looks amazing – I am sure that the piano teacher will be thrilled!!

  • Penny says:

    Wow,Emily, you sure do have beautiful scraps.That Homespun sampler is stunning!

  • beth says:

    Samplers are the best!! I love yours and so will the teacher. Your dutchmen's puzzle is also great! I'm thinking of requesting that block for my virtual bees. We'll see.

  • Shari says:

    I'm sure that both the piano teacher and your auntie will love their quilts… we do!

  • Peg - Happy In Quilting says:

    Both quilts are just stunning Em.

  • Mary K says:

    Beautiful quilt. I just want to curl up and read a book.

  • Kim Brackett says:

    I just love homespun plaids! Your sampler turned out so pretty. Your Dutchmen's Journey quilt is very nice, too.

  • Myra says:

    Your quilt turned out wonderful Em!!
    Your Dutchmen's Journey quilt will be great! I am sure your Aunt will love it!!!
    Something for you to see Em, speaking of Dutchmen… Look down my left sidebar for Kate's Canal Houses. Not too far down… There is a link to it. I was awed by the project, and will be watching it grow… maybe even trying it out myself one day… 😎

  • Paige says:

    What wonderful gifts! How are you doing the quilting? By hand? Machine? Long arm?

  • *karendianne. says:

    Always have loved that Dutchman's Puzzle. I tried to go "here" but there was no link so I went to myself "hmmm…" trickery. hee! However I do know that I'm not much for tips and feedback of that sort so we're not missing out on anything from Miss. *karendianne. I do however think the windmill quilting is pretty darn snazzy of you.

  • hetty says:

    Beautiful quilts! Love them both.

  • Nanette Merrill says:

    I can't believe you're giving that quilt away! Amazing.

  • StitchinByTheLake says:

    Em the piano teacher's quilt is beyond beautiful – it is a labor of love I'm sure, but so gorgeous. blessings, marlene

  • Ms. Goodwill Haunting says:

    I love your homespun sampler! I would love to make my own and you've given me some inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

  • Teresa says:

    Well of course she will like the sampler, its wonderful. Your idea for the Dutchman Journey is a great one. I like your quilting plans, and for the mountains – how about little wooden shoes, after all it is a journey quilt.

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