Wednesday, September 24, 2014

New Blog, New Books, New Blocks!!

First up is a New Blog you will want to check out from my friend, Wendy!

UPDATE on the basket quilt shown in previous post from Edyta Sitar's book "Handfuls of Scraps".  Potholder Pam wrote to the owner who mailed her the quilt to study.  Quilt has writing that is not readable except for one notation-------"Freeport Maine!  Pam is writing a book on potholder quilts.

Lots of new books recently arriving and more on the way!!  This Heavy book "Four Centuries of Quilts" from the Williamsburg collection is Wonderful!  Very nice, and numerous, photos and closeups and very readable text!

One of my favorite parts of the book are the photos/biographies of Quiltmakers!
Learning about the lives of those who have gone before us intrigues me!  Love the little window into their lives!!
Amelia's quilts are out of this world gorgeous! Amazing what could be accomplished without the equipment and gadgets available today!
The quilting is stupendous!

And "The 1718 Coverlet" by Susan Briscoe!  Nearly 300 year old Quilt!!!!

Have not posted anything for a whole month, but I have been busy......getting fabrics chosen and cut for the 36 stars border of Colonial Medallion.  I know I have more than I will need, but I don't want to leave out any great fabrics that I love!  

This is what I have assembled so far.....will have lots of choices, and probably enough for another Small Quilt!

I have gone back to the Rectangle/Square Method of making the Flying Geese units.  Feels like the chain-piecing goes faster and do not have to square up.  See the little Half-Square Triangle units I get as a Bonus!!!

 I am taking the time to sew that extra little seam line about 3/8" away from the star point line to yield some tiny Half Square Triangles for some future plan yet but I know I will find a use for them!!!
Got into my box of 1-1/2" squares that I was using to make 25-patches (hers are 16-patches but I like 25's better) for a quilt in Judie Rothermel's "Reproduction Quilts from the Civil War Era" and decided to put some together for a runner for my church craft show in November.  

This border print fabric was from a line called "William and Mary" by Concord (now Andover) from the early 1990's........I had Favorites back then that are still favorites!!

And a runner from Karen Montgomery's "Easy Striped Table Runner" and a Jason Yenter fabric called "Splendor" (2009).
Back later with other things I have been doing.....finished 82 more little 3.75"log cabin blocks and 3" railfence blocks that are my Leaders/Enders.  Also making Half-Square Triangles as Leaders/Enders.  Have to feel like I am accomplishing more than one thing at a time!!


  1. I'm drooling over everything. I hope to get the Colonial Williamsburg book someday. Your eye for color is wonderful!

  2. wow you have been busy, books look great and so Happy that Wendy has joined blogland!
    I love seeing your projects, keep sharing!
    those extra hst would make an adorable little quilt :)

  3. There is always a little quilt waiting to be made from those bonus triangles!
    So many treats to see whenever I visit here. : )

  4. Your blog is always inspiring! thank you for sharing your finds and your works.

  5. beaitiful work is amazing how ancestral quilters accomplished what they did with so little....

  6. Love your table runners. It seems like you have been super busy.

  7. Your fabric choices for your Colonial Medallion quilt are gorgeous! What pattern are you using? Is it from the Williamsburg book?

    1. The Colonial Medallion pattern was in a Fons & Porter Love of Quilting issue from summer 2013. AND, it is in a current issue of F&P on the newstands now.....can't remember the name right now AND it is also a free download on the F&P website! Let me know if you can't find it!

  8. Wow Cyndi I love that border print. Why don't I remember it??

  9. My comment disappeared so I'll try again. Love the fabric for ongoing project! Wow! I always enjoy seeing what you're up to. Great panels and terrific use for them!

  10. I am still waiting to return home to British Columbia to be able to use ALL the wonderful fabrics I purchased from you in August and September. I so enjoy all your posts, beautiful fabric and inspiration. Thank you. Cynthia

  11. Wonderful post, Cyndi, I'm drooling too!