Last year in Jo Morton's Little Women Club, we made Courthouse Step Blocks using one inch strips. I had lots of Leftovers, so I kept them in one of my little sorting boxes (recycled check boxes!) until I could get time to work on these little Four Patch Blocks. Each block has 4 Half Inch squares so the finished block size is One Inch. I machine-quilted in the ditch between all the blocks.......may go back and quilt my favorite little wavy line in the borders by hand later. The batting is wool that has been split in half, making a very thin quilt! The other half is in
This is a recent Finish of a quilt in Jo Morton's Club for this year......tiny little geese that are 5/8" x 1-1/4".......really not that hard to do when you are sure you have the correct math! However, it was time-consuming! I figure that I have about 10 hours in this quilt! I have made a paper-piecing pattern and we'll see if that makes the quiltmaking process any quicker! Will let you know! I used Jo's fabric choices because I really liked them but used a bit darker binding fabric. My paper-pieced one is going to be very different colors!
This is what is in my quilting hoop for tonight's work while watching "Hatfields and McCoys" on History Channel. This little quilt is from Country Threads "Return to Charm School", using elongated Hexagons from Barbara Brackman's "Civil War Homefront" collection. I will be able to kit this one!
Lovely weather recently here in New England! Flowers blooming, breezes blowing in the windows that I will leave open until late Fall.....love the fresh air! My laundry that I dried outside on my clotheslines smells Heavenly when I fold it! The photos below are my Bridal Wreath that grows outside my living room windows. Gorgeous, but of course, will not last long enough! The Lilacs were at peak for Mother's Day and are gone now until next year! Years ago I spent lots more time gardening that I do now....I miss it but there is only so much time in a day and something has to give!
Oh, one more thing! I found this Applecore quilt top that I completely forgot I had until I ran across it while looking for another quilt! It is from the 1930's and is hand-pieced quite nicely. However, along the edges, some fabrics are fraying and I will likely have to remove them IF I decide to finish the quilt Someday!
This closeup shows a couple Novelty fabrics that are just darling and too few in the quilt! The one on the right shows a little girl ironing! How cute is that! I have a friend who loves 1930's fabrics/feedsacks and her love for them has rubbed off on me! Nineteenth century Fabrics are my first love but 1930's is a close Second! I'm beginning to like the 1950's too since I have acquired some.....made a String Star Miniature Quilt that I must remember to photo for next time!