Friday, August 8, 2014

Charm Quilts #7 and More!!

A nice Tumbling Blocks quilt!!  The red check fabrics showed up in a couple other charm quilts at the exhibit.....ladies from the same neighborhood sharing fabrics?

Here's that bird again in another quilt!!  Lots of nice handquilting!

Dots of all sizes/colors were popular back in the day as much as now!!

Over 1000 fabrics in this Beauty!!!

Six point Stars making Hexagons......all solid fabrics in the center.....may have been a regional trait, as we saw it in a couple of quilts.

Isn't that a gorgeous red/black border?

And now for My Favorites!  The small quilts!  Sure would love to own this Half-Square Triangle quilt.....isn't that printed lace border wonderful!!

Craze for small Hexagons is not is one from 1880s!

Tumblers are always a Favorite for Charm quilts.....wonder if this little doll quilt was made from leftovers from a larger quilt?

And Yo-Yo's are again popular!!
Have had some questions about lining up the triangle sides for sewing so that the edges are straight....Hope I can explain it clearly....this is the way two triangles fit I see I perhaps should have made a longer line of them!
Place them together so that there are little points of 1/4" peeking out at each of each fabric at opposite ends. If aligned correctly, the seam line will start at the point where the fabrics meet and make a good 1/4" seam.
Guess I forgot to turn this photo!  This is how the finished seam looks.
New fabrics from Jo Morton's "Prairie Rose" collection! 

Love this new fabric panel for a center medallion quilt from Andover Fabrics (Winterthur), based on a dated 1808 quilt by Joanna Southcott.  You can find the pattern here on the Andover Fabrics website.  Visit the Winterthur Museum page/blog for more information about the quilt and the maker.  I got only the panel and plan to make the quilt with my own scraps.......nothing new about that!  The four floral squares are for cornerstones.

To me, the most exciting thing about the collection was this little tiny amount of "Chinoiserie", (spell check doesn't like the spelling but I think it is right) the Oriental figures on the light ground, very early fabric printing design.  Wish they had thought to make Bolts of this print!!!

This is a new fabric that I found is a Toile of Jo Morton's printed in black/tan on a cotton fabric that feels like linen weave.....just a tad heavier that regular quilting cottons but certainly compatible to use with them!
 Quarter for "scale".  This line is called "Cumberland" by Andover.
Til next time................................


  1. Great close ups of some lovely fabric and quilts!! My fav is the hst with the great border print.

  2. Oh I have enjoyed your post so much. Lovely fabric, lovely quilts, lovely pictures, loved everything. Thanks for sharing.

  3. This was such an interesting post. Loved seeing all of these vintage quilts--especially the small ones. And thanks for the close-ups on fabrics, and for the heads-up on the new fabrics!

  4. thanks for sharing these pictures I am so sorry I missed this exhibit. great fabrics I need a few of those!

  5. Cyndi, thanks so much for sharing the exhibit with us less fortunate! You're being there with camera in hand was the next best thing. Love the photos, Judy

  6. Thanks for the pics and for the triangle border lesson. I'll have to give it another try. I'd love to see a close-up of that lace border if you took one.

  7. per ken follett, the 3rd book out in the pillars series will be spring of