Saturday, April 28, 2012


I have been in Port Huron, Michigan visiting a friend.  This is a view off her deck and we saw lots of these freighters passing by.  Far in the distance you can see Canada.  We had  a great visit, and while there visited the Sew Elegant quilt shop and got the supplies we needed for Twilling!

I have been seeing other sites talking about twilling and was anxious to try.  The three of us watched the YouTube videos, read the tutorials and finally came up with our version of the stitch.  I found this pattern on the internet and enlarged it to 8" square .  The center is backstitch  and I added the glass beads to give it some bling.
Here's a close up of my twilling.  Not sure I have it right, but I like the look.  I hope to teach this stitch to my quilt club in  June.

I also finished up the applique on my new grandson,Toby's quilt. My daughter and the kids came by this morning and I gave them the quilt.  He looks like he is sitting on the branch with the owl, don't you think?  Gotta love that t-shirt he is wearing - guess whoooooooooo bought it for him?  I have included a picture of the top half of the label and you can see the backing cloth too.  Some of the fabrics in this quilt are from my father's shirts - very special to me and will hopefully be special to Toby since he never got to meet his Great Grandpa.

And I close with one more picture from Port Huron.  We saw many beautiful homes like this one.

 Thanks for stopping by,


Marj said...

I have never heard of twilling, but it looks really pretty. Guess I will also have to investigate.

Ellen J said...

I love Toby's quilt!! And he matches quite nicely with his shorts. :) Great job!

Love you, Momma! So glad you made it home safely. :)

StitchinByTheLake said...

A 90 year old friend taught me twilling last year and I love it. You're doing a great job! blessings, marlene

Carrie P. said...

what a view your friend has.
I saw something on twilling too. I do want to give it a try. Have you seen Cyndi's blog? She has some really neat samples.

Your grandson is adorable with his quilt.

Thimbleanna said...

What a neat idea to make the quilt from your father's shirts -- a wonderful keepsake! Your Twilling looks interesting -- I've never heard of it!

Shakerwood said...

Will we be learning twilling next? I still have a paper-piecing project to do, don't I?! And I missed this past week's meeting but I was "working" in Anderson - I have witnesses!!

The quilt (and Toby) look great!

Floss said...

I had not heard of twilling wither, but after seeing this and I've now watched a how too video, I think I may need to find a project to try this out on.