Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Over the River and Through the Woods

Happy Thanksgiving to all!  We're grateful for many blessings and for the chance to share our love of quilting with friends around the world.  The little family in this quilt travels in a horse drawn sleigh through the snowy woods and across the river to Grandmother's warm and welcoming farmhouse. You can practically smell the turkey roasting!

Note: Christmas is coming... We've listed lots of lovely items, including vintage jewelry and quilt books, at low prices at Quilt Inspiration's E-Bay store !

Let's Go to Grandma's by Colleen Earnshaw (Utah), quilted by Cindy Williams

The quilt pattern is "Over the River and Through the Woods" by Meg Hawkey at Crabapple Hill Studio (also available at Amazon).

Colleen explains, "My grandkids love to come to Park City, Utah, to play in the mountains and visit. I wanted to reflect the kind of fun we have while playing together. I ways want it to be fun to go to Grandma's !"

In this close-up, you can see Colleen's incredibly precise embroidery, depicting the snow-covered trees and the little sleigh as it carries its passengers along.

Colleen's "flying geese" border done in contemporary fabrics works perfectly with the traditional embroidery motif on a light taupe background. This is a wonderful juxtaposition of modern and traditional design elements.

Image credits:  Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration at the 2017 Springville (Utah) quilt show.


  1. What a gorgeous quilt! Happy Thanksgiving☺

  2. I was just singing this song for my granddaughters the other day . . . they don't sing it in school every year like we used to do. So I had to teach it to them. This quilt is delightful and a very special thing to bring into the home this time of the the year. Thanksgiving is all about family gatherings and all that we have to be thankful for . . . we are so blessed:)
    Happy Thanksgiving.
    Connie :)

  3. Happy Thanksgiving. Your quilt is stunning.

  4. HappybThanksgiving.Your quilt is fabulous!!

  5. That is a beautiful quilt, love the combination of stitchery and quilting, as well as the fabric choices.
    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


  6. I love everything about it, from the colors to the fine stitching.


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