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Just finished another quilted wallhanging in my Wisconsin pan fish series:

 

Angler’s Delight


Each fish is an original design.

Using my own design, I choose a fabric for each part of the fish.


The fish is then machine appliqued leaving raw edges for extra dimension.

Each fish block is paired with a plaid flannel.Black Kona Cotton is used for the sashing.
Each fish is then thread painted with variegated metallic thread.

Each background is tea dyed and stipple quilted which makes
the fish puff out, giving it added dimension.
The back of the quilt is a golden wheat flannel.
My favorite part is adding each fish’s eye.
It’s when they really get their personality.
This quilt is 39 inches square. It’s hanging sleeve already has a wooden lat in it with a saw toothed hanger attached: ready for immediate hanging.
Wouldn’t this make the best Christmas gift for that angler on your list or maybe someone with a cabin. It will be an immediate eye catcher and conversation topic.
It is sold on quiltingcafe.etsy.com.

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Isn’t it just fabulous that we still can relate to Jane Austen today? Take look at my newest cards in my shop: quiltingcafe.etsy.com. Her words are still so true.

I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them.”

“A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.”

“One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.”

Jane Austen knew how to say it. Don’t you know someone who would enjoy these gems. Mail them or keep it for yourself and frame them.
Three 4″ X “6 Quilted Postcards. Raw-edge quotation is also cotton. Actual cotton batting used. I first made the mini-quilt and then attached it onto timtex stiffening and the cardstock. This process makes the card puffy and soft like an actual quilt. These mini-quilts are quilted with shiny variegated thread. Postcard is finished with fabric binding or overcasted yellow and orange thread.
Can be sent through the mail for 28 cents and arrives in perfect shape. Card Stock back for easy writing. If you have any questions, please contact me either through my shop or quilt.cafe@yahoo.com
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I love to spend time up in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. That wondrous place of clear blue water, heavenly pine trees, and glorious fresh air were the inspiration for these new items listed in my shop: quiltingcafe.etsy.com.
These mini quilts would compliment any decor where warmth is wanted: cabin, den, boy’s room, or basement.
CABIN IN THE PINES
What a sweet little cabin nestled among the pines on a starlit night. This 18″ square scrappy quilt is made from 20 different cotton flannels and evenweaves.
The trees, cabin, moon, and star are appliqued and finished with a button hole stitch. 15 buttons are hand sewn in the corners of the squares.
The branch is included.
SNOW
Who wouldn’t love snow with this happy little snowman smiling back at them. This 19″ X 11″ scrappy quilt is made from 16 different cotton flannels and evenweaves.
The letters and snowman are appliqued and finished with a button hole stitch. French knots make up the eyes and mouth.
The Snowflakes are hand embroidered as are the snowman’s arms
RUSTIC CRAZY QUILT
This richly patterned 20″ X 13″ wall hanging contains about 25 different cotton flannels and evenweaves. Although the quilt does not have batting, it is flannel-backed to give it stability. All the seams have been machine embroidered in different stitches with gold thread. Two large buttons set off the centers of the blocks.The wall hanging is finished in pillow case style with no binding. The branch it is hanging on is included.
BLUE ANGEL
This little darling will keep watch over home and hearth.
The angel is paper pieced in cotton evenweaves. The body is a blue batik with embroidered flowers along the bottom. The hair is jute with two french knot eyes. Two vintage buttons finish.
The 8″ square mini quilt includes the birch branch hanger.
STAG IN THE NIGHT WOODS
Lots of stars at night, especially with a crescent moon, with deer rustling in the pine forest.
This 21″ X 15″ scrappy quilt is made from 21 different cotton flannels and evenweaves.
The trees, deer, moon, and stars are appliqued and finished with a button hole stitch.
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This is the way to catch fish. No worms, no hooks, no mosquitoes to mess you up. Not only are this great to look at, each fish has its own personality. One of these quilted panels would look great in your cabin, bathroom,or child’s room.

Each panel is 11 inches square ready to be hung with a dowel inserted in the back. Check them out and others on my site: quiltingcafe.etsy.com.

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Grammie & mimi’s Baby Geniuses Grow Up is great fabric designed by Linda Carlson and Diana Henage for Benartex. I made two charm quilts from this collection. These pictures really cannot depict the vivid colors and dynamic patterns of the fabric.
The first quilt is 21″ square with a heavy, brightly colored flannel back. Just right for a security blanket on which to change baby or play I Spy with the patterns. Actually the light blue background is white…am going to have to retake those pics.
The other quilt is a bit larger and predominantly turquoise and green with the same brightly colored flannel back. This quilt will never go out of style, because my teenagers and 20 somethings love these too.
Check these quilts out on my site quiltingcafe.etsy.com
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My sister-in law out in San Diego loves NASCAR. When I saw this fabric, I knew I had to make her a quilt with it. Because the NASCAR fabric is so busy, I broke it up with turquoise sashing . After quilting in the ditch and crisscrossing the blocks, I named it “NASCAR Crossroads. ” I mailed it today and can’t wait to hear her reaction!
As you can see from the label, I put the title at the top. I then drew and colored a race car. It also has to and from whom, along with the date finished. Check on my earlier blog as to how to make this label: http://quiltingcafesbrew.blogspot.com/2008/10/how-to-personalize-quilt-label.html

Because I had extra NASCAR fabric that is licensed and cannot be sold in my etsy shop, I also made her the following cosmetic case. It is my first case and was so easy. It was fun, especially adding the colored beads as a zipper pull.

A quilter always has scraps, so I made a crazy quilt postcard. The bright colors really shine in this one. As always you can visit me in my shop at quiltingcafe.etsy.com

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My cousin recently order 4 postcards with this picture of her and her sister on it. She gave me the quote and I added different fabric backgrounds for each card. This picture was taken in 1958 at the family farm in Joliet, Illinois. It is part of picture of the whole dining table. Although it was chilly day, we still had an outdoor picnic. The rest of the day was spent raking and burning leaves.

If you have an idea to personalize a postcard, let me know and we can work on something just as endearing. Quilt.cafe@yahoo.com

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