Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tuesday quilt: Christmas/winter quilt

This quilt I have made quickly - a new start for this year.  It is for our our departing minister.


I started with a jelly roll of Hoffman fabrics, and some yardage to round out the jelly roll and add for borders.  The pattern is a free pattern (called Simply Strips) for jelly roll quilts, available on Craftsy.

I am linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River and Quilt Story as I do most weeks I have porjects to share. Both blog hops have pictures of pretty quilt blocks and other projects.

I have a page on Facebook: keep up with my infrequent quilt posts at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Viridian61/347674418583948?ref=hl

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Tuesday Quilt Project Aug. 9

Now that the big quilt is quilted, I have turned to another project of interest.
I have collected feedsacks and vintage fabric for some time and I have finally started cutting them up for a reproduction project.
I saw a quilt on line - on ebay - a vintage 1930's or 1940's quilt that I could not afford, but I really liked the pattern.  It had five columns of small squares of scrappy fabrics.  White fabric in between.  Below is the beginning of the version I am making.


That is my craft room carpet!  Imagine these columns longer, and against white fabric.  I have quite a ways to go on this!  Luckily I have a large array of vintage fabric, and I have cut many many two inch fabric squares.

I am linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River and Quilt Story as I do most weeks I have porjects to share. Both blog hops have pictures of pretty quilt blocks and other projects.

I have a page on Facebook: keep up with my infrequent quilt posts at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Viridian61/347674418583948?ref=hl
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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Tuesday quilt: Well worn antique quilt

Today I do not have a new quilt project for you, but I am sharing an antique quilt I bought at an antique fair recently.  It is from the mid to late 1800's I am guessing.  The red, pink, and green fabrics have held up but the brown fabrics are mostly shattered.


And a close up:


You can click on the images to make them larger.

Next week:
More on my current project.
I am linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River and Quilt Story as I do most weeks I have porjects to share. Both blog hops have pictures of pretty quilt blocks and other projects.

I have a page on Facebook: keep up with my infrequent quilt posts at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Viridian61/347674418583948?ref=hl
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Almost done done: 9 patch quilt

It is quilted and labeled, just some inches of binding to sew down.  I have been hand quilting this since early May.


As described in an earlier post, I purchased a vintage top (1900?  1920's?) in great condition from a dealer at an antique fair.  It came from Kalamazoo, MI.  I have added new batting and a reproduction fabric backing, and I have been hand quilting it.

The maker had a wide variety of scraps, but at times pieced two small pieces together to make a larger piece of fabric for a square.  She (I assume a she) did buy enough of the red fabric for setting and borders.  The white fabric in the border is not used in the 9 patches.  All the work is hand done, except the borders are pieced and attached by machine stitching.  If she ran out of a blue or light fabric, she simply substituted a similar fabric.


Some of the fabrics used are flimsy - very low thread count, not really appropriate for clothing.  I wonder what they are scraps of.  The 9 patches are precisely pieced.  However in putting the zig zag rows together, some of the corners of the 9 patches were cut off.  No problem. The quilt top lies flat.

Things I have learned:
Don't worry about small mistakes, like cutting corners off.
You don't need yellow or orange to brighten up a quilt, red does just fine.

A view of the back ground fabric:


It is a Paula Barnes fabric, and looks so much like the "double purple" fabric used back then.

So happy this is almost done!!

I am linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River and Quilt Story as I do most weeks I have porjects to share. Both blog hops have pictures of pretty quilt blocks and other projects.

I have a page on Facebook: keep up with my infrequent quilt posts at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Viridian61/347674418583948?ref=hl
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