Monday, July 6, 2020
Saturday, July 4, 2020
This is a view of the circles I free handed in the center of the lilac block. Actually that's not too bad!
Of course I added a label.
After the photo shoot, I washed the quilt then partially dried in the dryer. I took it out before it was completely dry then spread it on a sheet upstairs to finish drying.
It has the lovely texture of an antique quilt.
And here she is hanging on the wall in the bedroom. Finally, after at least 60 years, these blocks are a finish!
Friday, July 3, 2020
The jelly roll and border fabric came from Calico Point too.
Some of the pieced square don't look quite right but I can live with it. The 8 year old granddaughter will be thrilled.
This year I decided to subscribe to Block magazine from the Missouri Star Quilt Co. The first issue came February 20th, the same day I was leaving for Phoenix. I stuck it in my bag so I could peruse it while relaxing on my vacation.
The first quilt I chose to make from Volume 1, 2020 of Block is Summer Stars. MSQ has the pattern for sale but you can watch the tutorial for free. Just click it and watch.
This pattern has wonky stars. I didn't understand the Block directions for piecing the stars. I finally cut some strips 2-1/2" by 3" and cut them diagonally. These diagonal cuts worked much better for me.
The backing is the same large dotted whole cloth fabric that was used on the back of Calico Stars.
Two final pictures of the finished quilt.
Linking to Peacock Party, Whoop Whoop, TGIFF!, Brag About Your Beauties, Finished Or Not Friday, UFO Busting
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
It does look kind of long and skinny in the photo but it's just fine. The pattern in Block is for a larger quilt but I wanted twin size, my quilt finishes 63" by 89".
The fabrics are from an older Summer Breeze layer cake. Since I made the quilt smaller, I had layer cake squares unused. I cut them in half and used them for the border.
Several years ago I made a crib quilt using a Summer Breeze charm pack and some yardage. The yardage fabrics found their way into the border too.
I did make a mistake in this quilt which a commenter pointed out to me in April. I had already delivered the flimsy to Calico Point for quilting so I just left it go. I've always said I wasn't a perfectionist.
The quilting design is called SS-DBD-Daisies.
For backing fabric, I used this dotted fabric. I thought it looked like happy fabric.
Sunday, June 28, 2020
I've made great progress with the new blogger format. One thing I haven't learned is how to delete a photo from the post. Open for answers here!
Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another. If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.
Kathy, Margaret, Tracy, Deb, Susan, Nanette, Edith, Sharon, Karrin, Gretchen, Kathi, Bella, Daisy, ConnieMonica
Linking to Patchwork & Quilts, Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching, Show & Tell Monday, Monday Making, Design Wall Monday, BOM's Away
Saturday, June 27, 2020
Linking to UFO Busting, Scrap Happy Saturday