Friday, December 15, 2017

Friday Finish Dec. 15

Good day and welcome!
I am still finding time to work on my quilt blocks, even though it's a busy week.
And news this week: I am starting the triangles for my Jane Stickle project in indigo and white!  It's a big decision because you can't do just a couple, but enough to go around the quilt: 52 if you do a full sized project.  So far, I have made two triangles.  One of them is below:


This is BR 1, on the left-hand side of the bottom row of the quilt as it usually pictured. 5 inches by 8 inches.  One of the easier triangles if you are comfortable with paper piecing.  And I am!

Linking up with  Can I get a Whoop Whoop , Finished or Not at Busy Hands quilts, and Finish it up Friday at Crazy mom quilts.

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

Viridian
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tuesday Quilt block Dec. 12

Good day!
It's a busy time at chez Viridian, with the holidays coming up.  But I find time to plug away at my blocks in the style of Jane Stickle, finishing at 4.5 inches square.

This week, the Facebook group is sharing images and advice on block A-12.  Many little pieces!


Detailed paper piecing, then assembly of different sections.  I see my points are a little off.  Oh well, can' t see it from 20 feet away!

Linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River and Let's Bee Social.

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

Viridian
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Friday, December 8, 2017

Friday finish Dec. 8

Good morning, and happy Friday morning!
I am continuing on my Dear Jane journey, blocks in the style of Jane Stickle.  Here is yet another block from row M, the bottom of the quilt as normally shown:
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This is M-4 or Stepping Stones.
Complex, but do-able with paper piecing.

Linking up with  Can I get a Whoop Whoop , Finished or Not at Busy Hands quilts, and Finish it up Friday at Crazy mom quilts.

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

Viridian

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Dec. 5 Tuesday Quilt block

Hello and welcome!
I am continuing on my journey of 4.5 inch blocks in the style of Jane Stickle.
This week the Jane Facebook group is sharing images of A-11, Pebble's Protest.  This block involves some set-in seams (Y seams) if you do it the way Jane has done it in her quilt.  I added some lines, and redrew the large corner squares into several smaller shapes.
First image, partially assembled:


Next step:


And finally complete:

Well the squares don't quite line up, so not a complete success, though I did avoid the set in seams.  I guess you won't be able to see it from 20 feet away or more!

Linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River and Let's Bee Social.

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

Viridian
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Friday, December 1, 2017

Dec. 1 Friday Finish

Welcome to December - it seems like this year is flying by.
Time to share another quilt block in my ongoing project - Indigo Jane.  These sweet blocks finish at 4.5 inches and we'll see how many I get done before collapsing in a heap!  I am following the patterns in the Dear Jane book by Brenda Papadakis.

In addition to finishing all the blocks in the top row, I have been dipping into the bottom of the quilt, row I.  This is I-2 (Kaye's Courtyard), just finished last night.


Using an older fabric I just excavated from the mess that is my sewing room.

Linking up with  Can I get a Whoop Whoop , Finished or Not at Busy Hands quilts, and Finish it up Friday at Crazy mom quilts.

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, November 28, 2017

Tuesday quilt block Nov. 28

Good day!  And welcome to my periodic Tuesday share.  Today we have a Jane Stickle block, A -10:


This can be a tough one, involving set in seams or applique of those triangles.  I added lines, subtracted lines, and pieced the whole thing, then appliqued the melon in the middle.  It's not quite like the original in Bennington, but it works for me.

Linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River and Let's Bee Social.

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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Friday, November 24, 2017

Nov. 24 Friday Finish

Hello and welcome! It's the day after thanksgiving for the USA crowd, and I am staying away from the stores today.  In between other things I hope to get some Jane Stickle blocks done.
Here is another block from row M, near the bottom of the quilt, finishing at 4.5 inches:


Needs another press I see.  I'll flatten it under a book.  This is M-8, called Enchanted Square.


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, November 21, 2017

Tuesday Quilt Triangles

Welcome to my blog, mostly covering my on going obsession with 4.5 inch blocks in the style of Jane Stickle!  Only this Tuesday, let me share some Dear Jane triangles:


In addition to my Indigo quilt project, I also have (on hiatus) a pink and white quilt I am making for my daughter.  Fortunately she is willing to wait.  These triangles finish at 5 inches by 8 inches.

Linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River and Let's Bee Social.

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

Viridian
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Friday, November 17, 2017

Friday finish Nov. 17

Good morning out there in blog land!
I am continuing on with my work on Jane Stickle blocks, finishing at 4.5 inches.  I have done most of the blocks at the top of the quilt (row A) and I have also been dipping into row M, the bottom of the quilt, as pictured in the book published about this quilt.

Here is M-12 (Hopscotch).


Not too difficult and I could have used templates, but I used paper piecing.

Linking up with  Can I get a Whoop Whoop and Finish it up Friday at Crazy mom quilts.

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

Viridian

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tuesday Quilt block Nov. 14

Hello and welcome to another Tuesday post.
The Jane Stickle Facebook group is up to sharing block A-9, Cabin Fever.
This is my version, in indigo fabric, not black:


Remember all blocks finish at 4.5 inches!  Fun with paper piecing!


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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Friday, November 10, 2017

Friday Quilt - A finish!

OH, I just remembered! I have a finish that I did not share here!
Finished two weeks ago, a pineapple blossom quilt using old old stash, fat quarters, yardage, etc. fro the 1990's and early 2000's.  The pattern is from Bonnie Hunter's web site - a free pattern.  I set the blocks together differently that what she shows - but I have seen other quilters use this setting:


The triangles are a pale yellow marbled fabric, and the border is a tone on tone blue floral.  I think it turned out well, and as with all of Bonnie's patterns, if you follow her directions and keep a constant seam allowance, all the corners match!

Here is a close-up:


I had it quilted by a local lady who does long-arm quilting.  I trimmed and bound the quilt in the same blue fabric as the border.


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, November 7, 2017

Tuesday Quilt block Nov. 7

Good day everyone!
Time to share another block in the style of Jane Stickle.  I have been making these little 4.5 inch blocks at the rate of 2 to 3 a week.  I haven't yet tried some of the difficult or complicated blocks yet.  They will come in their own time.
This one is A-8 or Florence Nightingale.


Compared to the original, I switched the positioning of focus fabric and background.  This is a pretty simple block to do, either by templates or paper piecing.

Linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River and Let's Bee Social.

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

Viridian
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Friday, November 3, 2017

Friday Quilt block

Hmm, what block should I share this time? I am continuing on my indigo and white project in the style of Jane Stickle.  I have made a number of blocks in the top row (the A row,) and  since then I have branched out and made some others that caught my eye.  Like this one:


This is K 12, called Doris' Dilemma.  It can be completely paper pieced rather easily.

Linking up with  Can I get a Whoop Whoop and Finish it up Friday at Crazy mom quilts.

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, October 31, 2017

Tuesday Oct. 31 quilt block

Good evening on Halloween and welcome to the Tuesday quilt block.
I am sharing one from the top row, about in the middle of the row, called Dad's Plaids:


It's always fun to use a plaid fabric or geometric fabric for this block.  I do my applique by ironing freezer paper on the wrong side of the fabric, ironing the seam allowance over, and basting the seam allowance down. (For melons: place the long dimension of the melon on the bias, not the straight of grain - this really helps.) I then place the melons in place and sew in place using silk thread and the most invisible stitch I can manage.  One does have to cut a slit in the back of the block to pull out the freezer paper, which I don't mind but some people could find a drawback.

Linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River and Let's Bee Social.

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

Viridian

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Friday quilt block

Too busy and out of town on Tuesday, so a Friday block!
Another of my Jane Stickle blocks, in indigo blue fabrics:


This is K - 4.
Linking up with  Can I get a Whoop Whoop and Finish it up Friday at Crazy mom quilts.

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

Viridian
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tuesday quilt block

It's Tuesday and time for an update on what I have been doing.
Wouldn't you know - more blocks in the style of Jane Stickle, in indigo and white.


(It's indigo, not black fabric.) This is A5 or Cathie's Campfire.  I've done so many of these blocks, more than once, that I even know their names without looking them up!

Edited to add: Linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River and Let's Bee Social.

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

Viridian

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

And so it begins (again)

Well I just can't help myself.
I have started a new project in the style of Jane Stickle, this time in indigo blue fabrics and white.
May I remind my readers that I have a Jane project with Civil War reproduction fabrics, still in progress.  And a Jane project for my daughter, in reproduction double pink fabrics and white, with about 100 blocks done.

But I was reading a book about classic antique indigo and white quilts and I was inspired.  So it begins:


With some simple blocks.  On Facebook, there is a Jane group starting a run through the blocks in order, one a week, starting with A1.  So I had to play some catch up.


A1 and A2.  The fabric appears black but is really a dark indigo.

I hope to find a place to link up - and share with the world my Jane obsession!

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

Viridian
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Jelly roll quilt in reproduction fabrics

It's tuesday so time to share something of what I am doing!

I finished this quilt top in August, just haven't had time to share it here.


I cut my own 2.5 inch strips, width of fabric (some shorter) and followed directions I found on the web.  (see my previous post).
All 30's reproduction fabric.
I am unsure if I will add a border or not.  I will eventually quilt this up myself on my regular sewing machine.
I have a page on Facebook: keep up with my infrequent quilt posts at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Viridian61/347674418583948?ref=hl

Viridian

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Jelly roll top - all done

It is done! I purchased more fabric, backing and a batt and quilted in straight lines on my own sewing machine to get this done.  Machined the binding onto the back, turned to the front and machine sewed the binding down.  Black thread on black fabric - time to pay close attention to my sewing!


It's hard to see the border fabric except at the bottom of the picture.  I used a black fabric with plenty of Christmas ornaments printed on it.  This quilt will be part of our Christmas decor at chez Viridian - tossed over the back of the couch most likely.

I am linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River as I do most weeks I have projects to share. Follow the link to 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

Viridian
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Jelly roll top - fun!

So I purchased a jelly roll of pretty Christmas fabric, on a whim.


What to do with it?  Why not a jelly roll race quilt, also known as a lasagna quilt?  Off I went to the internet, and found instructions and pictures at Wee Folk Art.  Their instructions are very clear!
Here I am, sewing strips together:


  I had some problems with twists in the strips but soldiered on. I worried about the same fabric ending up next to each other, but told myself, "trust the process!" In about 5 hours (time off for making and eating dinner)  I was done:


There are clusters of green and light colored fabric, but I will keep it.  I will border this (time to order more fabric - sigh) and then quilt on my own machine.

Want to try?  Check out Wee Folk art's directions.

I am linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River as I do most weeks I have projects to share. Follow the link to 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

Viridian
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A finish!

Hello!
 It's been a fairly active summer so far but I have had time to do some quilting:
Still working on my Log cabin quilt blocks, as described previously;
Still hand quilting my double wedding ring quilt;
And finally finished a quilt based on the bricks and stepping stones pattern, a little modified.  Using up some 30's reproduction fabrics I had previously cut into strips.


It is machine quilted (not very evenly - my stitch length kept varying - operator error or the poly batting?) and has a green binding, applied completely by machine.

I am linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River as I do most weeks I have projects to share. Follow the link to 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, June 6, 2017

Quilting update Tuesday

Hello again!
I am still working on my double wedding ring quilt - hand quilting away.  But one often needs a piecing project to take a break.  So I have been cutting and sewing a log cabin quilt.  Logs finish at 3/4 of an inch.
I have tried several different layouts of the blocks, but I think I like this zig zag;


Though one must be careful in laying this out!  Still a work in progress.

I am linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River as I do most weeks I have projects to share. Follow the link to 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

Viridian
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Doll quilt swap hosted by Humble Quilts blog

I was so lucky to see the call for participation at Lori's Humble quilts blog for a doll quilt swap.  I couldn't resist: Civil war or earlier fabrics, in a manageable size of 24 inches square or less.  Send it off, and receive one in return.  Many people on the internet are mean and dreadful to each other but quilters are so giving.

Off went my double pink stars quiltlet and soon I received a most wonderful quiltlet from Wendy at the Constant Quilter:


Do click on this to see it larger, and the array of many fabrics in this piece of art.  Also note the careful use of the border fabric: how the scallops printed on the border fabric fit the border length and width so perfectly!  Planned or serendipity?  I know this wouldn't have worked for me, with my luck!

Thank you so much Wendy.
And I am looking at other swapped quilts, getting ideas for next year.....

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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