Tag: Timeless Treasures

Venetian Rose

How closely do you look at the blocks when you pick a quilt? Most of us look at the overall design first, then look at the details. The details include the colors, the technique, and maybe the block construction. For quick quilts, we gravitate toward large, simple or repetitive blocks. But sometimes these criteria for […]

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Penchant for Peacocks

Apparently, I have a penchant for peacocks. There is something about their majestic, jewel tones that makes them spectacular to watch. At almost every zoo I have ever visited, I was greeted at some point by a beautifully, plumed male peacock. If I was lucky, he would be showing off his fantastic feathers. Most of […]

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Strawberry Fields Forever

I love strawberries! As kids, my mom would take us with her to a local farm and we would pick (and eat) strawberries for hours. The farmer would joke that he should weigh us before and after, then charge the difference for the strawberries! Of course, we were so skinny and hyper, he might have […]

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Oxypetalum or Southern Star

I am an avid, but laissez-faire gardener. “If it lives – yeah! If it dies, it wasn’t meant to be.” My garden is full of plants with a wide variety of foliage and flowers. Some plants thrive, like penstemon red husker. I pull it out liberally, lest it take over my garden. Other things, like […]

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Broadening

With each quilt project, I try to broaden my horizons and learn something new. Sometimes that is playing with different colors than I would usually pick. Others, it is adding a new technique for assembling the quilt. Often the design itself is an extension of the fabric or inspired by my surroundings or current events. […]

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Madras Madness

Being of Irish heritage, plaid was an integral part of our family growing up. I can’t remember seeing my grandfather without plaid. Sometimes, he would even wear two plaids at once. That made most of the fashion-conscious women of the family cringe. He would just smile and tell us that he was well coordinated, he […]

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Play Date

Do you remember simple toys  and times when you were a kid? The times when punishment was being sent to your room? You had to come inside by dusk. You and your friends took hikes in the nearby woods or park and built forts from fallen limbs. A bike ride around the neighborhood or a […]

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Fall Framed

Earlier this summer, we published Fall Framed featuring Timeless Treasure’s “Autumn Symphony” collection. The pattern was used to make a sweet wall hanging or table topper measuring 34″ x 44″. It has been very popular with some shops. We had heard from shops that they liked the pattern, but the size didn’t meet their clientele. […]

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Maple Prism

Do you remember playing with kaleidoscopes when you were a kid? They could take an image and distort it into a totally different but very cool image? Well, the design software EQ8 has a feature called “Serendipity” that acts a bit like a kaleidoscope. I used this feature with a maple leaf block to create […]

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Cats and Mice

The second block of the Kitty in the Middle Quilt is Cats and Mice. It was originally published in 1897 by Ladies Art Company for two fabric colors. We changed the color scheme to add two more colors, which really changes the look. The block is comprised of squares, triangles and quarter square triangles. Today, […]

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