Quoth the Raven, ‘Nevermore.’

The Raven – Edgar Allen Poe.

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
”Tis some visitor,’ I muttered, ‘tapping at my chamber door-
Only this, and nothing more.’

Thanks so much to Mary Ellen for the suggestion of the title of the quilt. I don’t think my quilt is  as mysterious as the poem.

Its made from scraps and ‘found’ and ‘collected’ pieces of textile and I’ve had fun collating them all into this small quilt. My computer guy was watching it progress. “What will you call it” he asked. I never know till I’m almost finished I explained because I don’t know just exactly how it will turn out. I’m happy with it. Its been a ‘diversion’ Quilt. Have you ever made one of those?

Its just because you need to quilt, but you can’t do the fancy stuff for one reason or another. Well thats my explanation anyway.

If you click on the image you can see it larger.

 In a previous post I mentioned where I got the fabric and some of the images.. of course the tree is drawn with pigment ink and stitched in black thread. I’m working hard on honing my skills on the sweet 16 so this entire quilt is quilted on that machine.  The pot is the one I drew the other day. drew it on white fabric with a black pen and then I added the color  with Fabrico pens. Stitched in black it matches the rest of the sewn images.


At first I thought the pot was just a little too busy. However, after I quilted it it fits in quite well and to be quite honest its pretty much a ‘Pam’ Signature.

The orange square on the right was actually a white square, but I needed to balance the orange in the quilt so I just coloured it orange following the pattern in the fabric.

I have a little more quilting to do in the squares and about 3/4 of the red left to do. I’m just outlining the red pattern on the linen.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. bonnieb2 says:

    I would love to take a class from you doing a project like this. It is one more beautiful example of your talent and insight.

    1. Pam Holland says:

      Bonnie, one day we will cross paths.

  2. Cindy Bell Neville says:

    That is the coolest little quilt! The vase is what makes this quilt special…..

    1. Pam Holland says:

      Cindy, thank you. Yes, I agree with you the vase is very much part of the focus.

  3. Arlene says:

    hi Pam, My suggestion “Contemplation” fits with your Poe quotation. Love the quilt.

    1. Pam Holland says:

      Arlene, yes, contemplation indeed.

  4. Nicqui Willis says:

    I have a ‘pam’ pot on a little scrap of calico that I keep on my design wall from a workshop I did with you, oh must be 8 or 10 years ago when you came to the UK. You showed me how to draw a little terracotta pot with some leafy things coming out of the top with fabrico pens so this has made me smile as I remember that time.Thanks for all the good things you share with us, we get to go to all those wonderful places with you that we can’t get to (but dream of going to one day) Merry Christmas Pam, here’s looking forward to more fabulous things in 2015

    1. Pam Holland says:

      Nicqui, thank you. Have a super Christmas too. 2015 is looking very exciting indeed. More pots, posts and smiles.

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