Friday, November 26, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
My fifth block. Still following the colors in the original quilt closely. It's been a tough week and you know what? I like knowing what colors are where, and then pulling out my collection and picking out the appropriate red or yellow or green fabric. Few decisions suits my life just now.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Grandmother Clark's Patchwork quilt designs, now rather fragile. No publication date.
I am joining Colorado Lady for Vintage thingy Thursday. She is sharing some great Christmas-y things today.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
My block number 3 in the series. This is block number 73 in the Nearly Insane book by Liz Lois. Not officially on our group list, but I added it as something to paper piece in between the log cabin rounds of block number 11. I chose fabrics very close to those in the original quilt.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
I must be nearly insane to start on a new project esp. at this time of the school year. But a small group of us on a Yahoo list for this admirers of this antique quilt have decided to challenge ourselves to a block a week.
What is this project? See the link to the left. An antique quilt featured in a quilt calendar became the obsession for Liz Lois, who drafted the patterns.
Each block finishes at 6 inches (large compared to Dear Jane blocks!) I forget how many there are in the whole quilt - 90?? Pictured above is my first block, labeled #6 in the Nearly Insane book. The colors and fabrics I chose are very close to the original. I have two other blocks done, and I'll post them later this week.