The wall hanging in the header is from a pattern called "A Primiitve House and is a design by Lisa Bongean.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Shenandoah Valley Botanical Quilt BlockNine

Sunflowers this time for the Shenandoah Botanical Quilt Sew-Along.

The original block from the antique quilt appears to have used the same yellow fabric for the petals and the center.  I chose to use two with the center being a check fabric.  I thought it would give it a slightly more prim look.

You can see blocks made by other quilters on a special site located here.  Now on to block 10.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Quiltmaker Bride

I have completed block three which is "The Quiltmaker Bride".  A very full block which required quite a few hours of stitching.

I will also add the "Missing Groom" block which I showed in a previous post so you can see how they look together.

The block I am working on now is for the Shenandoah Botanical Quilt so that I won't be rushing in the middle of June to complete it.  I have the fourth block for the Civil War Bride quilt (as most people call it) prepped and ready to stitch.


Monday, June 6, 2016

Gwennie Inspired Medallion Center

I have been looking forward to the reveal today of the medallion center basket style blocks that participants have made for the "Gwennie Inspired Medallion Quilt Along".  You can go here to view other blocks.  Below is my block.

I selected a block pattern from the Old Otterbein Church quilt.  The block pattern is in a set put out by the Baltimore Applique Society and sold through the Winterthur Museum.  I have been wanting to make a quilt with the red and teal combination. The block in the quilt is done in this color combination.  The applique was fairly easy to do in the needle turn method.  Now I have to think about how to interpret the next round's theme which is "childhood".


Sunday, May 29, 2016

The Missing Groom Block

Block number two is done.  The Missing Groom.  Such a dapper looking man.

Friday, May 20, 2016

A Bountiful Life Block One

I have wanted to make the Civil War Bride quilt blocks for quite some time.  I purchased Corliss Searcy's pattern.  And I was blog friends wit Karen Mowery from Sewprimitive Quilter. When she had her book published, "A Bountiful Life", I purchased it also.  It is inspired by the same antique quilt.  Then I could not decide which version of the reproduction quilt patterns I would use.  It put me in a hold mode.  If you are familiar with Karen Mowery, you know that she passed away not long after her book was published.  I have finally made the decision to honor Karen by using the block patterns provided in her book.  Here is block one.  "Bluebell Bouquet".

While working on blocks for the country style album quilt I have had in progress, one of the block designs I stitched is shown below.  It is from a Laurene Sinema pattern I have.  Obviously her source was the same antique quilt.  Here is the block I made from Laurene's pattern.

I am currently working on the second block from Karen's book which is the Missing Groom.  Some tricky parts to stitch but should have it done soon.  My country album is temporarily on hold right now.  I have all the blocks stitched but need to do some drawing for the borders.  I hope to do that very soon.

Sunday, May 15, 2016


My Bouquet block for the Shenandoah Botanical quilt.  Month eight.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Final Country Album Blocks

I have the last two of thirty blocks done for the Country Album style quilt.  I have not started the border applique process as of yet.  The two blocks below are both from Jeana Kimball's "Forget-Me-Not" book.  Love the cow udder and the cute bunnies.

I finished one more of the 1857 blocks.  I am leaving off the corner diamond shapes for right now.

Some of my blog visitors have said they would like a copy of Jeana Kimball's book "Old Voices New Impressions" which myself and a few other quilters were stitching the applique blocks from last year.  There is a copy available on E-Bay as a Buy Now.  Click here.  Just thought I would let you know.

Have a great day and take time to sew.