Saturday, June 20, 2015

Doll Quilts and TimeWarp Stars

Neat Stripes from Barbara Brackman's Stars in a Time Warp.  Not caught up....need to make whiteground chintz and blotchground chintz soon!



Wendy and I, unknowningly to each other, were planning to make nearly the Same quilt as participants in the Lori of  humble quilts blog Doll Quilt swap.  I changed mine, actually did several times, until I finally decided on my Flying Geese.  This was one of my ideas, inspired from an antique quilt that I found in my photo files, but I thought it too plain!    I keep lots of photo files and it is sometimes hard to find things!  Is that the reason we all need to use Pinterest??


This is the antique quilt that was my Inspiration.


 Finished another stack of 75 Leaders and Enders 3" Railfence blocks.  This brings my total to 343 and I need 576.....over halfway there!  
I arranged 24 of the blocks to see how they looked.....would make a nice little quilt 12" x 18"!  It gave me an idea....when I go to assemble the quilt (or maybe I could start rightaway!), I could make a bunch of these little quilts and then sew them together........think it might make the quilt top easier to handle!!

No new fabric arrivals lately, but here is a link to a fantastic one from Di Ford that is ordered to arrive in August!!!

http://www.makoweruk.com/section/andover-fabrics/2-cloverdale-house-by-di-ford/http://www.makoweruk.com/section/andover-fabrics/2-cloverdale-house-by-di-ford/



One of my daughters gave me this fuschia for Mother's Day...I love this color and one of them gives me one each year!  Never had one with so many blossoms and buds!!  

Our lilac bush was beautiful this year! Sadly, it is now a memory until next year!




Until next time......when I get more Stars done!!


16 comments:

  1. Love your stars. The center one could double as a blotch chintz:)
    I assemble my larger quilts small sections at a time. I like your idea!

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    1. Hadn't yet noticed that blotched chintz! Funny, tho, I had picked out the brown background of that print to use for my blotched chintz! Enjoying this Stars weekly project so much!

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  2. Your rail fence is going to be wonderful! Thanks for the link to DiFord's fabric line. I'm pretty sure I'm going to need some of it! I just love lilacs too - that last picture is so pretty.

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    1. I would love to handquilt that Railfence quilt AND the little 3" log cabin blocks quilt too! Hope I am up for it! Lilacs were a favorite of my Mom's and will always make me think of her.

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  3. Your reproduction doll quilt is a very faithful likeness of the original and I like it so very much, good work! Whenever I take a couple of snapshots of whatever is my current Leader and Ender, I am pleasantly surprised by my headway. We never see our progress with our noses to the grindstone, LOL!

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    1. I loved making that little quilt even tho it took me way more time to sort/select fabrics for it! Still did not use enough Pink! I Love Leaders and Enders because it makes me feel that I am getting more done than I think I am!!!

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  4. lovely rails....and that fuschia is beautiful!

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    1. Just emptied a shoebox of 1" strips and have 4 more ready so I guess I will not be running out before I reach the 576 blocks!

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  5. great doll quilt and Stars!

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    1. It was fun looking through my fabrics to select ones similar to the antique....should have used more pinks. Also, I made mine symmetrical......see how there are 4 rows on the left and only 3 on the antique? Old habits are hard to change!

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  6. The doll quilt is adorable! Your idea of sewing the rail fence blocks into doll quilt size first is similar to what I did with my log cabin quilt that I just finished putting together. I think it works much better than doing long rows of small blocks. My blocks were 5 1/4" unfinished and I put 4 in a row and made a long panel in sections. Once all the panels were finished all I had to do is sew 3 long seams to put them together. It was much easier to handle that way. My strips for the logs were 1" too. Maybe I should start a rail fence quilt with my CW fabrics next!

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    1. Thanks for your reply...reinforces my thinking of the railfence assembly being made easier! Would love to see a photo of your log cabin....will look on your blog!

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  7. Beautiful stars! I love your second choice doll quilt. But then, I liked your first and final choices too! The rail fence is really coming along!

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  8. came back for 2nd look at rail fence blocks....gorgeous....love all the fabrics....

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  9. Hi Cindy, I was in you store today and bought a Jelly Roll for a quilt. the site is 24Blocks.com

    Thank You :-)
    Hope to see you again!

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  10. Lovely fabrics in your stars. I've been enjoying making them too and learning so much.

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