Wednesday, December 23, 2015

More fabric

Just some more fat quarters "in the 30's spirit" and one batik I could not resist.   The rose bedecked fabric below is aqua colored in background with white dots, just gorgeous and it was on sale.   The color and beauty really doesn't come through on my photos.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler - Grandmother

I never had a grandmother (both my parents parents died when they were young) but if I had I like to think she would have worn a print dress like the print in this block.

Friday, October 16, 2015

New project underway - Thirty Something

From a quilt on the cover of American Patchwork and Quilting Issue #134, June 2015, that I at first thought I (and my stash) wasn't up to.   I am now underway on it and just loving it.
Here is how I am holding my 1 1/2" squares and below it my 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" bits.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Sunday, October 4, 2015

New fabrics!

Because I am working now on 2 1930's style quilts I needed a few more fabrics - don't we always?
Yesterday I was out looking for local stuff and having been looking at lots of old 1930's adds I had styles and colors in mind and found this.  Between it all it is 16 1/2 yards!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

2 Tops Finished this weekend!!!

I got the Saturday Sampler top finished and here it is:

The second one was a Quilt of Valor which needed it borders.
Here it is:

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

New undertaking because of a new book

I rode along with a group of friends to a quilt shop down south and found this below.  YES, A new FARMER'S WIFE SAMPLER in 1930's fabrics!!   I fell in love at first sight, purchased it and made my first block that very evening.   Here are my first 11 blocks.






Mrs. Brown

Mrs. Lloyd




Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Loyal Union Sampler Blocks

 This one above is called Resolution Square

This block above is called Antietam

This block in grey is called Augusta

This block in cheddar yellows is called Beacon Lights

This block is called Blockade

This block is called Broken Path and I have made a mistake in and will have to disassemble it some and fix it, one of these evenings.

This last block is called Crosses & Losses.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Loyal Union Sampler block

I made this block last Friday evening before I came down with a very nasty bit of flu.
It is from the Loyal Union Sampler and is called "Constance's Pride".
You can see my other LUS blocks on the page for them at the top of my blog.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

8 1/2" crumb blocks

Just as an experiment I tried making larger crumb block, fully 8 1/2".   I have 4 made and what I am going to do with them is anybody's guess.  For now they are decorating a sort of screen I made at work and they are the background of my blog - for now.   Bright and cheerful they are.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Several Quilt tops

This one was called Cameo...something.  I saw a friend working on it and just had to do it myself.  My version is a bit different, being rectangular not square and with a different border.

This top will have a solid black and then a floral black border put on.  It was a 2014 Saturday Sampler.

This will have a medium dark blue border on it about 7" wide.  It is from Barbara Brackman's Borderland in Butternut & Blue book.

This quilt top still needs it's dark brown border put around it.  It is batiks and will be for hubby when it is done.    The blocks were from a 2012 Saturday Sampler.