Monday, August 19, 2013
Thursday, August 15, 2013
I knew if I was patient I'd eventually find a barn with a quilt block on it. Isn't it a pretty one? It is located just outside of Marshfield Wisconsin.
I was able to find another one on the drive to New London KY last year but it was on the freeway and we drove past it before I could get my camera ready.
The barn above is on a small two-lane country road so we could stop and take all the pictures we wanted.
Monday, August 5, 2013
I couldn't decide which color of gold looked best in this hand-piecing project so I ended up using these three; a gold plaid, a tan sprigged print, and a cheddar. The pattern is called "Old Maid's Patience" and I can see why.
The colors in this quilt are not spritely enough for me but the pieces are already cut out so I'll have to liven it up somehow with an alternating block. The pattern calls for a plain light colored block in between but I think that will be too dull.
Especially since the quilt I am currently hand quilting has big white spaces to fill.
This is my interpretation of the Sanderson Star Quilt from the Beamish Collection in England. It's not a very good picture because the wrinkles make my quilt lines look crooked, they aren't.
I've always wanted a quilt with extra quilting and I think when I'm done with this one I'll have satisfied that desire completely.
After reading Barbara Brackman's post yesterday I was a little sad. I knew the ever expanding quilt industry wouldn't last...
This is a true beginners project. When I made this (obviously using scraps) I had no idea about matching corners, or trimming threads, or...
working on the next Grandmother's Choice - Votes for Women quilt. I am big stitching around the larger parts of the blocks. It ...