Saturday, June 22, 2013

More Small Quilts and New Fabric Arrivals!!

This little quilt was inspired by a quilt in "Childhood Treasures" by Merikay Waldvogal.  Do you recognize the border print?  It is from an 1840's line that Harriet Hargraves did for P&B that I loved (all other fabrics in the quilt are from that line also!) and wish the fabric companies would print more like it.  The border print was a reproduction of an actual 1815 fabric of which I am fortunate to own a yard or so in a brown colorway.  It was printed in several colorways.  Overdyed (probably Rit tan dye.........can't remember for sure!) this quilt to mellow the lights....resulted in a quilt that is crinkly and olde-looking.

This little quilt was inspired by one I saw in "Miniatures in Minutes".......the quilts are made with a paper-piecing technique BUT I made mine with traditional-piecing.  I sometimes do use PP and really like it for tiny Flying Geese!   Have lots of patience with sewing but not with tearing paper!! The Toile is by Froncie Quinn (In Time of Toile) toiles!!

Found this little quilt buried and forgotten!  It is from one of Kim Diehl's books but is also in the Patchwork Place book, "101 Small Quilts".  Reminds me that I love making quilts with homespun plaids/stripes!!  Have another one started (fullsize quilt).....maybe I should look for that tomorrow!!

And lastly is this oldie but goodie......Remember "Liberty Homestead" from years ago?  Not sure she is still producing patterns.  More homespun plaids and tan Flannel with embroidery.  Blocks are 3" and note that crooked lines don't bother me!!
Now for the newest fabric arrivals!  This is "History Repeated" by Julie Hendrickson for browns and blues together.  Already have some 6" Nine Patches in much as I love the 3" ones, I would like a quilt finished sooner sometimes!!

Half Yard cuts neatly packed into my little wooden display crates!!

And this is the Newest from Jo Morton......"Savannah"!!  Also with a brown/blue colorway in addition to a red/brown/gold colorway!  That focal print on the top of the stack is just gorgeous!!

This line arrived just in time to be included in this month's Jo's Club 12 pattern.....darling little 2" Four Patches!  Back with photos of it as soon as I can!!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Winner of box of 6" Squares!!

To decide winners of my Giveaways, I make a numerical list of the names in order received, then ask my husband to pick a number between 1 and whatever the last number is.  The winner this time is Kathie who commented June 6 at 3:39am.  However, she comments as Anonymous so I have no way to contact her.  Posting Anonymously is okay but you need to leave contact information!  I will wait until 8 am Wed morning to hear from Kathie and then pick another name if I don't hear from her!  Hope you think this is fair!!!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Catching Up!!

Weather is perfect here in Maine today.....after 3 hot days, it is cool and breezy again.  Not much gets done around here when it is hot/humid!  But today I plan to spend the afternoon in my sewing room putting together my 8-point Star strip quilt while listening to my current audiobook "Winter of the World", the second book of a trilogy by Ken Follett......great historical fiction!  
Can't believe it's been a month since I wrote anything here!  Life, and its glitches, sometimes get in the way.  

 Recently made this mini Tumbler using the little "Thimble" template from Come Quilt with Me.  There have been a lot of little tumblers presented on Yahoo groups lately that reminded me that I had one I had not yet used!  The fabrics are Moda "candy" (2-1/2" squares) "Everlastings" by Sandy Gervais.  The border is from an older line of hers...can't remember the name.  The little quilt measures about 9" x 13".

Bought this funky quilt top can probably see why it was never assembled!  Wavy, wavy!  
This closeup of the center shows how visible the applique stitches are!  And no matching of thread colors as we do now!
This quilt block was purchased at the same time as the above applique......a friend was spring-cleaning!  This quilt has been cut up by someone.  The thing that intrigued me about this quilt was the wine red color.  Maybe I'll make something from the parts..... And another thing....the quilt had been tied AND handquilted in some of the blocks!
This little table mat was made using the same Sandy Gervais "Everlastings" as in the Tumbler above.  I wanted to see how big a quilt I could make pairing the 2-1/2" squares with the dotted background.  Had several choices for the border and finally chose this older brown Blackbird print.  Table mat measures about 24" square.  Below are the 3 choices.  I'll probably machine quilt this one.

If you have followed me this far...............
Now it is time for another Giveaway!  I  have so much more fabric that I can ever use that I am happy to share!  Fabrics are mostly Reproductions with some plaids and Fall fabrics!  These 6" squares fill to bursting a medium flat rate postal box.  Leave a comment and I will choose a winner Monday June 10.  Can mail this box only to US as the international rate has gone sky high!!  Sorry.