Guess what this is! Continuing.....in a not very timely manner I am sorry to write, the quilts from the Shelburne seen 22 Oct.......A Potholder Quilt from the Shelburne Museum collection! Most unusual layout! Perhaps someone made the Compass blocks intending to applique them onto background squares which is what we typically see. Then, either the Maker or Someone Else quilted and bound the blocks in red and proceeded to make the 4 quilted/bound (in blue) setting shapes! Much more work IMHO but Very Striking! Shelburne acquired the Maine quilt in 2001; maker unknown, Circa 1885. Pam Weeks (aka Potholder Pam who is writing a book about Potholder Quilts) told me that the majority of potholder quilts found so far have a Maine connection. This one has cut corners for a 4 poster bed as a large percentage of antique Maine quilts have.
The short seams connecting the setting pieces can be seen here at the circle midpoints.
New fabrics and new books! Lovely "Pumpkin Pie" line from Edyta Sitar (Laundry Basket Quilts), one of my many favorite designers! Ten bolts join the 80+ already in stock from previous lines!
Wonderful background for applique done with strong colors!
New books are ""Treasury of Quilts" by 19th Century Patchwork Divas from Texas (Betsy Churchian and Friends!) and "Scraps Made Simple" from the Moda All-Stars series.
I needed a 6" pine tree block for my History Repeated 9-Patch (next post!) instead of the 8" in the book. Took a long time to make but love the finished block! Might be the block I should make with the shoeboxes full of half-square triangles that I just can't stop making! It's an Addiction to be always preparing and thinking so far ahead for quilts down the road! Should just concentrate on what I am working on Now! (more on that in next post too!)
Love this Sawtooth block by Carrie Nelson! Made one up very Quickly! Tho this time I Enlarged the block (to 7-1/2") as I have oodles of precut 6"to 6-1/2" squares to work with and will not want to take the time to cut them into 4-1/2" squares tho I Love her darling little 5" block! Yes, I would get little 1-1/2" strips which I use a lot but don't need any more for foreseeable future!
Scrap Box Giveaway is full again! Leave a comment if you would like to be included in the drawing! Please leave contact info if you are a No-Reply person and I am sorry that I can't mail overseas.
Today is our first Snow Day and it is already 4:30 pm and I have No Sewing Done! Yet!