Thursday, May 29, 2014

Old Quilt and New Copy and More

Am finally recovered from the frenzy of the April Shophop And I now have a laptop here in the shop that makes it convenient to write posts during the day, as well as keep track of several baby Eagle Nests!

This is one of the quilt pattern handouts from In the Beginning Fabrics for their fabulous new "Circa 1825" fabric line.  It is downloadable here from the website.  Border fabric available in two Documented colorways plus one more!

 This is one 8" star block that I made to try the pattern.......and I love to have samples to show folks that very interesting quilt blocks can be made from the larger print fabrics!!  Have returned to the flying geese construction method of using rectangle/squares......I feel I can chain-piece them through as quickly as any method and like the little "leftovers" that remain to make tiny half-square designs.  Had to make one extra HST to make the little block of 9 units.....maybe I should just be satisfied with the 8 I get and make two little 4-unit blocks!
And Now here is an old quilt belonging to my friend, Judy Roche.  And what a scrappy quilt it is!  Could spend hours studying the fabrics!  Always looking for ones that may have been reproduced!
Fullsize shot.......don't remember the measurements but will try to find out!
You can see that this is a central medallion gone wild.  Just start with the center block and do what the quilt tells you to do as you go along!!  And don't worry too much about measurements!  Think we dated this as 4th quarter 19th century but there are earlier fabrics used also.

Love that blue!  Wish someone reproduce both blues seen below!  If someone has, and I missed it, be sure to let us know!

And here we have my friend, Mary's, copy of Judy's scrap quilt.  She did a Wonderful job using little bags of Judy's scraps that were sold at their chapter quilt show last fall.  What a wonderful idea it was for the members to make bags of scraps to sell to each other (as well as quilt show attendees if they could get there quickly enough!) for $1.....really spread those scraps around!!

New book received on the subject of Turkey Red.......haven't done any more than go through looking and the photos and reading the captions......I have too many new books!  
New fabrics arrive often!  This is "Woodlands" by Jo Morton.

And this is "Charleston", also by Jo Morton.  Next up in June and July are "Melodies" and "Haberdashery".  And nice reproductions coming also from Marcus, Moda and Windham later!

That's it for now but I will be back next time with photos from a museum exhibit of charm quilts from New England Quilt Museum that my friend Wendy and I plan to visit Sunday.  Charm quilts are just as much a Favorite of mine as are Scrap quilts!!  


  1. Wow, that old quilt is certainly a study in fabrics!
    I wish someone here had the Woodlands line. I've seen a bolt or two and love it.
    Maybe someday I will actually make it to your shop!

  2. How far is your shop from Lowell? I am planning a visit to the museum on Sunday as well!

    1. About 2-1/2 hour ride.....but the exhibit will be worth it!!

  3. LOVE the 9 unit bonus hst block.....keep those going! :o) And you know I'm crazy for that Judy Roche quilt......gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  4. beautiful old quilt! such an interesting mix of colors and prints!

    1. Fabrics are interesting, varied and the construction is mind-boggling.........just make up as you go along!! Love that concept!

  5. Looking forward to the charm quilts Cyndi.

  6. The old quilt is awesome and I love the reproduced one as well. Seeing close ups of those wonderful fabrics makes my head spin! (in a good way, of course)