Finally a quieter day when I can sit down and think about writing a post! Winter has been a challenge this year!
Today am showing a copy of an 1800 quilt that I started in 2003 and finished in 2009! I was inspired by a photo of an old quilt in "Saved for the People of Pennsylvania"......Quilts from the State Museum in Pennsylvania by Lucinda Cawley, Lorraine Ezbiansky, and Denise Nordberg 1997. The quilt is signed N. Virginia Robinson Drum, June 16th 1800, Pittsburg Pa. I may have written about this earlier but I recently found another version of it on Mary Jenkins' blog (10/31/13 posting) and could find no way to contact her so hopefully she may find her way here! Her blog is "littlewelshquiltsandothertraditions" and her posting is about a similar quilt (maybe inspired by the same quilt?!) called Cotswald. I had just received the new Dargate Doubles fabric line by Margo Krager and was eager to use them as they were so light compared to the fabrics I generally use!
I enjoyed figuring out the math for each of the 9 borders surrounding the center star......and then making them. The handquilting is what took me so long......sometimes would not work on it for months before picking it up again.....you know the story.......start too many new projects! Also, I kept going back and adding more handquilting!
My eldest granddaughter loved the quilt (even before I asked her if she liked it!) so it became hers!
Continuing in my quest for creating "scraps" from yardage! I cut 4", 1-1/2" and 1" strips from my 6 inch strips. Forgot to take a photo of my 3.75" log cabin blocks and the 3" railfence blocks but will do it next time!!
My first "code".......now need to find time to cut strips from the plaids/stripes!
I'll leave you with the photo of our sweet little "Tommy" who thinks it's ok to sleep on my quilt tops!!
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