Sneak Peak


I have been working on a new quilt in my series, wild flowers on the Appalachian Trail. I love these small Bloodroot flowers that appear very early in the spring. The quilt is large, about 84 inches wide by 64 inches high, so this is just a small section. I have quilted the background in the squares and I am thinking about how I want to quilt the appliqué. I hope machine quilting lines will further define the petals. When white petals overlap white petals, it’s hard to get visible contrast. I wanted to keep the flowers white, and not use much off-white or beige-y fabric. My friend Cheryl gave me some fabric that has great texture and is bright white. The fabric is scraps leftover from tablecloth manufacture! It isn’t cotton but I don’t care, I won’t be sleeping under this wall tapestry and the fabric is doing the job I want it to do. I’m so glad I have well connected friends!


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  1. It looks great, I have been waiting to see it!

  2. Stunning!…..I love the background fabrics and the shape of the flowers. I am looking forward to seeing the whole quilt.

  3. Congratulations on your new adventure in the world of Blogging. I live near the AT & hope you will be blogging about your hike. Love wildflowers and quilts….a great combination. Your quilts are WONDERFUL!!!! Ann

  4. Lovely flowers–will each one be a separate piece? I love the backgrounds…Julierose

  5. Your quilt is beautiful. The background is so rich looking. I am looking forward to seeing how you quilt the flowers and also the completed quilt.
    Have a wonderful hike!

  6. Stephanie says:

    Hello, Terry, from China! So glad to see you started blogging! I know, I know, I should blog too. Having too much fun! Can’t wait to read more about your hikes AND your quilts!

    • Stephanie! Great to hear from you. I have been wondering how you are doing in China. Please start your Blog so I can read about your adventures.

  7. Leslie Skibo says:

    Hi Terry – So excited I found your blog! Looking forward to seeing your beautiful, inspiring work.

  8. Absolutely beautiful!

  9. I missed this post. The quilt looks just stunning in this micro version. Glad I could be of service, my friend and so happy you have been posting.

  10. Terry,
    This is beautiful! I have been wanting to see this for a while. Love the red which is just enough but makes such a big impact.
    The pictures of the hike are beautiful. I am so glad you are blogging 🙂