Can't believe it has been 3 weeks since my last post! Have been working on projects but not finishing anything much!! The mini-charm quilt from my last post is ready to bind. Love the Old Cambridge Pike fabrics so much that I used them again for a small quilt/wallhanging.......Square-in-a-Square using a ruler I wanted to try from OpenGate.....worked very nice but when I went to re-order the Fit to be Square Ruler, the new ones seem to be able only square-up quilt blocks. Guess I will need to check into that further!
New fabric arrived......"Georgetown" by Judie Rothermel. From now on I will feature new fabric and shop news on my Busy Thimble Facebook page.....focus mainly on projects here and keep the posts shorter!! Here is the link. Had to change the name to "Busy Thimble Maine" as there are two more Busy Thimbles out there.....one in Ohio and one in Australia!
Narrow Stripes are always nice for sashing for our little quilts!
Georgetown's focal fabrics are terrific! Love these Jacobean-type designs!
This is "Chamberlain" from Windham. Don't know why they named it Chamberlain because he is not on the panel of Generals! Panel is called "Generals of the Potamac" and Chamberlain was from Maine.....a hero with the 20th Maine at Gettysburg in 1863. Am right in love the the two serpentines....large, airy one at the top and the subtle ones at the bottom would be interesting sashing for a small quilt. Did that once and it is one of my most favorite little quilts!
Ready to start block 11 of Elegant Garden by Edyta Sitar. I think I will use Broderie Perse in this one to replace the four flowers. I liked this one from "Lately Arrived from London" but it is a bit large....so.......
I found this Old Fabric that I think I will use.......it is Generations by Marcia McCloskey..........long time ago but I have always loved it.
I've been working on the 6" Potholder blocks for the replica of the 1843 quilt I am making for the antique exhibit at MaineQuilts this summer. I should have 20 blocks made by now and all I have is 3 completely done. The Lemoyne star is ready to bind and the 4 Lemoyne stars below are ready to quilt!
This block has been the hardest to make so far. And it is a tad too big, but I am Not doing it over! Hopefully, I can quilt it enough to shrink it in (hate to cut off the points but maybe I will have to!) Also found the background fabric to be too light so I coffee-dyed it. The stars are 2-1/2".
Next up is the orange-peel applique block....four little 3" ones.....back-basting really makes it easier! It is the second of the only two applique blocks in the quilt. And I will be making the templates for another block of four 3" Lemoyne stars.....not hard but time-consuming because I am so slow at hand-piecing.....I enjoy it but don't work very fast. Have to convince myself to stay focused on this and stop getting sidetracked with other things! Like Blogs, Pinterest and Facebook!! So much to look at nowadays!!
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