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by Lesley Storts

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»Pike Quilt«

P3150027.jpgNew quilt! Let’s keep this short and sweet…

Inspiration: Previous small Pike quilt. Traditional jackknife block.
New size: 55″ square
Fabric: Bountiful, by Sharon Holland made by Art Gallery Fabric
Thread: Aurifil
Pattern: Etsy Shop for $1 – link HERE!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI picked my fabrics and realized after I started putting it all together that I was following the primary color scheme. I tend to do that. A lot. I think I like that combo. 😉

IMG_3825Quilting done on my domestic Pfaff. I realized that the pebbling I quilted in the center was very dense so I lightened up when I moved out. I free motion quilted this entire quilt and loved the process.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI am so happy I can offer a pattern with this quilt. I think the pattern would work with so many different fabrics!

If you make it, use #pikequilt and tag me @lesleystorts or @stortsmarket so I can see what you create!

Happy Quilting ▶︎ ▶︎ ▶︎

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»Blooming Spring«

If you asked me what my favorite season is, I would tell you fall. But when spring rolls around, I’m so happy to feel the change of season and see the burst of color that spring might be secretly tied with fall for the favorite.

IMG_4009I have a redbud tree in my backyard. I do not know a lot about plants and trees, but I’m learning. When we needed a tree, I wanted “that tree that looks like blooms grow right on the stems”. I think these trees are so beautiful and they have been amazing here in central Ohio this spring.

My verbena is in full bloom. Taking the dog out is basically an excuse to walk over and smell it. I snapped a picture on my phone in the early morning light and love the softness of how it turned out. I wish I could capture the scent and keep it with the picture.

IMG_3999Finally, I learned something new today! My hubs and I were at church and had to put away pamphlets that were sent to him from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for a scout training that he conducted. Before he put the boxes away he pulled out some of the pamphlets for me on trees, birds, and lichen. Lichen? Hmmm. I saw the picture on the front of the pamphlet and was so happy to read about this stuff. I see it everywhere here in Ohio. Beautiful and fascinating! I love this world we live in.

The different lichen are from trees in my own backyard. I know one of those is yellow lichen and pretty sure the top left is bearded lichen.

I’m still quilting — like a crazy person but enjoying the spring during my walks.

Happy Quilting ▶︎ ▶︎ ▶︎