Friday, September 4, 2015

Time Warp Stars and, and, and



More Time Warp Stars......hope Barbara has another good idea like this for next year!  Love the inspiration/motivation we get from her weekly posts!!

Upper left is my "dun" pretending to be a faded green but could not resist making the background with the lovely Froncie Quinn chintz wood block-type print!  Upper right is from "Savery Quilt" 1844 PA signature quilt reproduction line.  All other fabrics in the line were beautiful, bright colors and this one looked so faded and out of place!  Turned out to be perfect for a faded print!
Lower left is Later Turkey Red with just a touch of pink with a Conversational background.  Lower left is Turkey Red with black. 


Isn't this little Pineapple ornament sent to me by Janet O just darling?!?!
Will be on my Christmas tree front and center!



And she has yet Another Talent!  She makes soaps that look good enough to eat!  LOL  Before I opened the package I thought they were candy (the rectangular one looked like Penuche fudge to me......my favorite but I rarely make it.....you know why!) but upon opening, a most delicious spicy scent wafted upward!  They are wonderful......almost too good to use, but I am....love the way they make my skin feel!  Thanks, Janet!



Anew quilt acquisition at New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA.

Dated 1865
 Love Lemoyne Stars and all that whimsical applique interspersed among them!  
 Beautiful fabrics and good workmanship!
 Broderie Perse applique is so gorgeous!

"Cloverdale House" by Di Ford for Andover......the whole line....... the Pillar prints and serpentine stripes are going fast!!!  Beautiful colors.....the teal is my favorite.  Love all the "Go-Withs" too!!


My first block, made in "potholder style", for my entry into our MaineQuilts16 "Small Quilts from Antique Inspiration".  Need to make "only" 39 more....all different.....based on a c.1840 quilt made in Bristol, Maine.......am tackling a more difficult one next so I won't save all the hard ones for last!  Haven't yet decided on which method for binding......either separate or back brought to front..........time enough for that decision later!



NOTE:  Shop will be closed week of Sep 23 thru Sep 26 for a vacation adventure with one of my granddaughters!!

23 comments:

  1. What a wonderful post, love your stars and the antique quilt and ofcourse the fabrics, just wonderful.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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    1. Thanks for your kind words! What does Flickenstichlerin mean? Anything about stitching?

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  2. If I could go into my computer and touch your fabrics.....ahhhh ! It would be wonderful !
    Lovely blocks as usual !

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    1. Thanks, Cecile....am having such a good time with these stars. Are you doing them too?

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    2. Just went to your profile and discovered I have been visiting your blog "at the corner of scraps and quilts"! What a cute blog name!

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  3. Your stars are gorgeous! Had to enlarge the photo and study the fabrics. Love the keys! : )
    Glad you like the ornaments and soap.
    That wedding quilt is fascinating. Such a mix of designs. Could look at it for hours and never run out of things to discover.
    Drooling over that new fabric. If I did live close to you my budget would definitely suffer--and don't remind me that you do mail order! : )

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    1. It is all about the Fabric, isn't it! Each time I think I have seen The Most Beautiful Fabric, another and then another appear on the market!

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  4. Lovely stars. And totally yummy fabric! I didn't know that Di Ford had a line of fabrics but I am SO glad that she does. Love every last one of them.

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    1. Di Ford's first line is a blockbuster! Hope she can keep up the momentum for many years!! We had not had a Pillar print for Many Years! Too long!

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  5. Your stars are wonderful! Love that old Lemoyne quilt- it is so unique!!

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    1. Have a wonderful, safe trip! Am joining your "country roads" QAL just because the last one was so enjoyable!

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  6. Cyndi, the antique fabrics in that quilt are wonderful, especially that dark brown with blue flowers in the close -up. Your hand quilting stitches are so perfect.

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    1. Thanks,Beth! I love to handquilt and just hope hands hold out......arthritis you know! So far, so goodHQ doesn't bother, tho lots of other things do!

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    1. Thanks, Nancy! I am not much of a traveler, but my granddaughter is and it was all her idea! Will post a report and photos..........

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  8. On the potholder blocks, do you bind each one from back to front? I can't wait to see the finished quilt.

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    1. I think in most of the antique potholder quilts I've seen, a separate applied binding was used. I was toying with the idea of bringing back to front for 2 reasons.....make a "softer" quilt and maybe a "quicker" quilt! Have also seen a couple with knife edge blocks.

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  9. gorgeous stars and di ford fabrics too...saving my pennies for jo mortons...lol...and the soaps ARE lovely, i have used one of mine and it is sooo nice!

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    1. Will let you know when "Isabella" arrives!

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  10. Your Stars in a Time Warp are great. I love the fabrics you used; the "faded" ones are especially amazing! Can't wait until October when I'm visiting Maine! have a great vacation.

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    1. Looking forward to meeting you! October is such a Beautiful month here until the leaves fall! Then, it just gets nice and peaceful as we ease on into November. Another real winter (like last year's) is predicted in the Farmer's Almanac....will let you know in spring if it happened!

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  11. Your hand quilting is Beautiful..I hope to be as good some day..
    oh, what beautiful fabrics, the colors are gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words.....love handquilting.....when I first started quiltmaking in earnest in the early 1980's, HQ quickly became my first love. Took me forever to teach myself but I just watched (an Amish lady in PA), read everything I could find (not many books back then....Nothing like today!) and Practiced, practiced. I prefer evenness to teensy because I like to see the stitching! It is definitely my Therapy!

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