Friday, July 31, 2020
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
The quilting is 1/2" from the edge of the seams. I see now I missed a quilting row 1/2" from the edge of the bottom border. The border edge is stitched in the ditch. Oh well, I'm calling it finished.
I had 4 patches left so I used them on the back of the quilt. Those spots are from the dew on the grass.
Linking to To Do Tuesday, Midweek Makers, Wednesday Wait Loss, Needle & Thread Thursday, Free Motion Mavericks
Sunday, July 26, 2020
I believe the name of your quilt is Boston Commons. I have a quilt from the 1930’s that looks very much like yours. I have always known it by that name. When I first got it I had researched the name of the pattern and believe I found that name through Barbara Brackman’s books or website. I know in recent years Eleanor Burns has done a quilt by that name but the pattern is different and looks more like a rectangular Trip Around the World. That may be why people are confused. I will attach a couple of pictures so you can see the similarities in the quilts.
Hope you find this helpful. Your quilting is lovely. The squares in mine are quilted in a grid and flowers are quilted in the white bands.
Thank you Susan! She included a couple pictures of her lovely quilt. I downloaded both of them but I can only find this one picture. Oh well.
Friday, July 24, 2020
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Sunday, July 19, 2020
For the pieced border, I've again use the Baptist fan stencil. The corner is marked the same as the white border but the curve is to the left.
Friday, July 17, 2020
These stars finish at 4 1/2" so they're small.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Treasure Hunt and Autumn Bouquet have been on the list for some time. I was just waiting for a sale.
Blue & White Quilts is another book I've been eyeing.
Since the total of these three books didn't meet the minimum no charge for shipping, I also ordered the Best of Connecting Threads, volume 2. The book was $2 more than paying the shipping charge. The quilt on the front is very pretty.
So many beautiful quilts are in these books. They've been fun to read and dream about. My 'to make' list keeps getting longer and I keep getting older!
Sunday, July 12, 2020
The label on the quilt said 72" square. The seller said she bought it at a garage sale, I didn't think to ask the location of the garage sale. Theresa is from the Indianapolis area so maybe it came from there. I am hoping to have this quilt quilted and bound by the time of the Jane Stickle retreat in November . . . if it happens.
I don't know the name of this quilt design but I know one of you readers knows and will tell me, thank you!
This quilt reminds me of the Simply Sensational Summer Scrap Quilt sew along Kevin hosted last summer but it's not entirely like his quilt. I had planned to make a quilt from Kevin's instructions someday but now I don't need to since I have this quilt!
I just love the colors of this quilt. When I first saw it, I immediately thought 60's, but I don't know if it really is or not. I do know the white fabric used for the sashing and borders is cotton/poly fabric.
I'm so impressed the person who pieced the flimsy actually pieced the turquoise squares too. I would have just cut a turquoise strip and called that good enough. The squares in this quilt finish at 1-1/4".
Because of the puckering issues, I decided to quilt this quilt in my old sticks and stands quilting frame instead of the usual Grace quilting frame. I think I can quilt the puckers easier in this frame. The puckers won't be entirely gone but they won't be as obvious, besides, after washing, don't all quilts become rather puckery?
Friday, July 10, 2020
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Sunday, July 5, 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