Monday, December 5, 2016

Exciting Quilt Days with Friends Part 3 Potholder Quilt


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!

76 comments:

  1. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. I just know that the box of scraps is more interesting than what is in my scrap basket right now.

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  2. Oh please pick me for your box of scraps.....nancy.......NKL2@AOL.COM

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  4. That is a fascinating quilt! I know I have never seen a potholder quilt among the vintage quilt displays in my area.
    Sumptuous fabrics!!
    And I really love your little Pine Tree block. : )

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  5. Always wonderful Fabrics arriving at your shop. It's interesting that the potholder method of quilting seems to be centered in the state of Maine. Thanks for the chance to win your scrapbox.

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  6. That scrapbox must be fantastic considering all the wonderful fabrics you have to work with. Wish I could get back to Maine, even for snow days. Tomorrow is a new day with more time to stitch.

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  7. thank you Cindi for offering your treasure box....good luck to the winnerof these goodies Jeanne

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  8. That scrapbox will be amazing. Thank you for giving a chance at winning it!

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  9. Hi Cyndi! Add my name to the hat for the scrap box please. What an amazing Christmas gift that would be!

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  10. Always love your blog and to see what you're working on. Hope to get back to your shop next summer. Would love to win the scrapbox to send to a friend in VA that lost everything in a fire a number of years ago and has no money for fabrics.

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  11. Kay Hunzinger, 44katydid@gmail.comDecember 5, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    Please enter me in your drawing for the scrap box. Would love to win it. I love reproduction fabrics. Kay H

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  12. Yes, please include me in your drawing! Thank you so much for your generosity. I look forward to your blog posts. Good stuff!

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  13. Very interesting quilt. Love the corners to allow for the bed posts. Thanks for a chance.
    laura84watt(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. I also love the saw tooth block and the scrappiness of the quilt. Would love to win the scrap box giveaway!

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  15. That quilt is amazing! Thanks for the chance to win your scraps!
    sew4given AT aol DOT com

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  16. Thanks for all your wonderful posts of quilts, books and fabric. Yummy.

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  17. Very nice quilt...I like the use of the yellow/gold in it. Missed getting to the shop last month; but my dear friend Mary Ann lost her battle with cancer on Oct.29. Miss her terribly. Merry Christmas!!

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    1. So very sorry to hear about Mary Ann!

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  18. Would love to be a winner--an early Christmas present!
    nancymaslanka at gmail dot com

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  19. I love your potholder quilt and I also just purchased some of Edyta Sitar's new line. She used to live in MI and is the nicest person ever! Your give-a-way looks like fun-who doesn't love scraps!

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  20. Love the potholder quilt. I would really love the box of scraps.

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  21. Always look forward to your posts! Thank you for the chance to win the box of scraps.

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  22. Would love to win the box of scraps. Love your blog. Nancy P.

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  23. Oh how I wish I lived close to your shop. Will have to be content to drool from the West Coast.

    Terry in So. Calif.

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  24. love that carrie nelson block/quilt as well...and gorgeous scraps, great giveaway!

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  25. Pick me! Great books and I love the pine tree block. Beautiful Fabric too! Thanks for the chance.

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  26. Love the pumpkin pie fabrics, so glad you showed them. Thanks fir a chance.

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  27. What is your method for making all those hst? Always love your blog!

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  28. I've been admiring Wendy's potholder quilts at The Constant Quilter. Thanks for the close look at that lovely old mariner's compass! Such a fascinating technique!
    And I'm always up for a box of scraps - yes, please, please sign me up! 8)

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  29. Fabric scraps are so much fun. Thank you for the chance to win some more to add to my supply

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  30. Thanks for the chance to win your scraps. They make great pieces for appliqué.

    suebennett1975@gmail.com

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  31. Love your blog.....chatty and small block lover of old fabrics....right up my alley. Would love to win the scrap box. ahc60@hotmail.com

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  32. I would love to win your scraps since I love reproduction fabrics, looks like some beauties in there, thanks!

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  33. Oh, would I love to win that box. I'll even come get it! Thanks for offering it.

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  34. I am so intrigued by the potholder quilt. I would love to be entered into your draw too. Could you explain more about what a potholder quilt is exactly :) Enjoy your blog and drool over your facebook fabric posts!

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  35. piecemakers@att.net I love the box of scraps and could put them to good use!
    Thanks

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  36. Cyndi, Your fabric selections are the best, as is your shop! Thanks for sharing quilt history with us--I love it when you post about your adventures to museums and show us so much that we'd otherwise miss. Thanks, too, for offering the scrap bag.

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  37. That is such a fascinating potholder quilt! I can't imagine making and quilting the inset bound in blue pieces. So interesting! Such gorgeous fabrics - I wish I could stop by and do some shopping :0)

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  38. Always so interesting and inspiring to read your blog! I would love to win your box of scraps. Thanks for all you share with us.

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  39. Fabulous! Potholder Quilt. I tend to never enter giveaways, but that box of scraps looks scrumptious. It's been a long time since I have added any to my scraps. They need some new friends!

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    1. I forgot to leave my contact information. Darn new computer still getting used to it. librariancub@gmail.com Thanks for the chance again.

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  40. Enjoying pictures from Shelburne Museum,work just down the road at The Teddy Bear Company, hope you had a chance to visit! I would love to win this scrap box, although it doesn't look like just scraps. Haven't had opportunity to visit your shop as yet, hopefully this summer. Thank you

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  41. I visited Shelburne Museum many years ago, but don't recall having seen this potholder quilt at that time, in fact not sure I've ever seen one in person. So much eye candy here, lots of luscious fabrics and your scrap box looks very inviting!

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  42. I always get ideas for quilt projects when I read your blog. The sawtooth block quilt caught my eye this time. Would love to win your scraps. Thanks for the chance.

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  43. Some would think it crazy to want a box of scraps but I'm in! Treasury of quilts is on my must have list. First thing I would make would be a tree! chris.cater@yahoo.com

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  44. Oh, yes, I covet that box! And love the Edyta fabrics!

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  45. Love the quilts -- great inspiration. I love scraps!

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  46. Thank you for sharing that amazing quilt. So much work. I'm scared just thinking about doing a quilt like that! The book looks lovely and so does Pumpkin Pie. The Sawtooth block is one of my favorites. Enjoy your awesome day!

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  47. The potholder quilt is awesome, but your Pine Tree block is STUNNING! I can't wait to see it in a quilt! Thanks for the chance at your awesome scraps!

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  48. Thanks again for a look at more gorgeous quilts. I, too, have that half-square triangle addiction, but haven't made anything as cute as your tree!

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  49. Well, I don't see why Edyta's new line is called Pumplin Pie, but it is lovely no matter what the name!!! I especially love that red! Hope to be up soon.

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  50. Well, what a killer looking scrapbox! Love the potholder quilt....don't think I have ever seen that done when the blocks weren't square....who knew! This hobby/addiction never ceases to amaze.

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  51. Thank you for all of your inspiration. Others people's scraps are always a favorite...I would love a chance to win your box of scraps!

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  52. Thank you for another great post with plenty of drool power! I'd love to win the scraps!

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  53. I love Edyta's new "Pumpkin Pie" fabric! Thanks for the chance to win some scraps!

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  54. Another great quilt by Carrie Nelson, love her patterns. I would love to win the box of scraps, always fun to add some new variety to the scrap bag. Thanks for the chance!
    valekort at yahoo dot com

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  55. The new fabric Pumpkin Pie looks so delicious!!! The scrap box looks great too!!!

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  56. Dolly and I would love to win a box full of scrappy goodness!

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  57. I have seen your scrap boxes and they are really full and fun!

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  58. Love scrap quilts. Love your tree block. dorthac at aol.com

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  59. An amazing "potholder" quilt - uniquely done and so beautiful. Coveting that gorgeous floral on the white background - perfect for broderie perse. And your scrap box looks to be over the top fun!!

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  60. i would love your scraps since i am so tired of mine and they need a little spice to make them lively again. the new fabrics look lovely

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  61. Yay! count me in on the scrap giveaway. Wendy and I traded scraps and its so fun.
    What a neat quilt - I've never seen the corners cut that way.
    that new Diva book looks great

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  62. The round potholder circles are interesting, I have only seen the square one before. Wonder what the maker was thinking with this. Was a lot more work than appliqué! I like your pine tree block. It has never been a favorite before, but am starting to like. Thanks for the photos of what you are working on.

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  63. Love EVERYTHING about your blog and lovely shop...my daughter and I hope one day to be able to visit as we have nothing like it in southwest Texas! My scraps would love to meet your scraps...thank you for the opportunity! clarksara0@gmail.com

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    1. email should be number 0 not letter o. This has happened before...not sure why..I always triple check before hitting enter!

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  64. How do you manage to fit all those beautiful fabrics and fantastic books in your shop?!
    My scrap box is a paltry sort - would love to add some new ones!

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  65. Cyndi, you got great pictures of the potholder-quilt. Love it! And I think your idea of using extra hsts to make pine trees is a great one! Why didn't I think of that???
    Love the new fabrics!
    I'd be quite content with your scrap box!! Or even half of it!!
    Hope you're staying warm and safe!!
    xxxxs,

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  66. Wow, love everything about this post!! I am working on some scrappy sunburst blocks, the box of scraps would be a perfect addition. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  67. Interesting Potholder Quilt I couldn't figure out the block was the circle the potholder then appliqued to a background? I am very interested in the potholder method and have discussed this with "The constant quilter". Wendy has given me some excellent advice as to how to learn this method. Looking forward to Pam Weeks book and hope to go to N E Quilt Museum and the Sherborn this summer. Would love to have that scrap box.

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    1. The circular blocks were quilted and bound separately. Then, 4 corners sections that turn the block into a square were quilted and bound and whipstitched to the circles.

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  68. Love your eye fabric and as always I spy fabulous projects!

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  69. What a treasure box!! Would love to win!!

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  70. Beautiful new fabrics you've got there. I wish I could visit your shop. Thanks for offering the box of scraps. It looks like lots o interesting fabrics.

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  71. Love the scraps! I just found your blog and am immersed in all the loveliness! Thanks so much for your scrap draw! Gotta love scrappy anything!

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