I have made one block for the "Long Time Gone" quilt by Jen Kingwell.......have since found out that several friends are making it also! Since I love HST's, and already have a basketful of hundreds of them (did I mention previously that these are also a Leader/Ender project?)
I already know a couple changes I will make in addition to using Reproduction Fabrics (I have seen quite a few Antique Quilts made in this random manner......will see if I can find photos of them).....will make old-fashioned center-chimney log cabin logs instead of the off-center ones (under the Bowtie blocks) and smaller Bowtie blocks. Need to also check to see if I have any Orphan blocks that I could use.
While I was sewing the LTG block, I decided to experiment with assembly plan of the original project idea I planned......a fullsize quilt of the 2" HST's. Decided to make 4-patches that will enable me to assemble with all seams opposing to reduce bulk. Should have taken a photo of the back of my units to show how I spun the center and pressed the seams.......will do that for next time!
Due to my flying fingers, I accidentally deleted my post about the Scrap box Giveaway, my Leaders/Enders projects and my darling great-grandchildren! Tried to find a way to retrieve it but could not. I never heard from the selected winner and now the comments, which were still on the blogger webpage for a while, have gone the way of my lost post! Therefore, I will Start Over with the ScrapBox......to your advantage as I keep adding to it!
According to my notes, I began this quilt in 2013......it was supposed to be 9-patches surrounded by sashing but I prefer alternate blocks. Did not get very far with plain fabric alternate blocks from the fabric line I was using (History Repeated by Julie Hendrickson) before I decided I wanted it to have a more flamboyant personality....therefore, added random pieced or appliqued blocks here and there! I have decided that I just like making blocks!
This is row 10 ready to be attached. Plan to do 13 rows which will give me a quilt about 78" x 78".
Love when Customers bring Show & Tell! A LOVELY broderie perse medallion center from Australian vistor, Heather! I really should have taken closeups as her applique is all teeny, tiny buttonhole stitch!
Another customer, Ellen L, brought her quilt top back in May.....this quilt top is Just Beautiful and she, like me, must like to make quilts with many different blocks! Wish I could remember her inspiration pattern! Anyone recognize the blocks? Or, she may have made it up as she went!
During free time (if I can keep my nose out of a book and stay off Facebook), I have been making more "scraps"in the squares and strips that I most often use.....could not believe how quickly my boxes are emptying! I like lots of variety and I am quite sure I have not yet cut 6-1/2" strips of all my older fabrics so I'd best get to it soon!
Til next time.....................................