The quilt shown in the header is from a pattern by Liberty Rose named "Crystal".

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Milkmaid's Album Quilt

I took a quick picture of "The Milkmaid's Album Quilt" top so you can see how the blocks are set.
It is square even though it looks a bit off in the picture.

And, for anyone that wants to know, it is an out of print pattern by "The Country Quilter".


Monday, January 15, 2018

Early American Life Block Five

The fifth block is the "Corn" block.  Lots of little pieces.  Cathy is simplifying some of her designs so I am anxious to see how she has done this block.  Below is mine.

Here is a link to Cathy's blog.  Cathy has been dealing with Bell's Palsy and not able to stitch a lot but is still trying to keep up with her quilt projects.

Enjoy your day and take time to sew a bit.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

The Milkmaid's Album Quilt Update

I managed to get two through four of the four blocks for "The Milkmaid's Album Quilt" finished.  (Pattern is out of print and is by Betty Alderman).  The blocks will be set with simple sashing as shown on the pattern.  I cannot do that just yet as my sewing area is set up for getting patterns prepared and backgrounds marked for a Lori Smith folk art style quilt.  I know if I put the pattern making supplies away, the Lori Smith pattern will go by the wayside too easily.

And to remind you what the first block looks like.....

I am stitching on another of the "Bountiful Life" quilt blocks.  This one is all strawberries in pink and red.


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A Bountiful Life

I took time to do block eight for the "A Bountiful Life" quilt (I am using Karen Mowery's pattern).  I have had it prepped for a couple months and just now taking time to work on it.Strawberries, pears, cherries, grapes, and apples.  The grapes in this block are of the white variety.  The quilt has a lot of fruit in the blocks.

I also stitched the first block for Kathleen Tracy's mystery quilt which she is presenting in her Facebook group.  A free design.  The mystery quilt is meant to be of the scrappy variety can be done with a more select group of fabrics if a person so desires.  I am going scrappy.

Stop back again soon to see what I am working on.  I have many projects in the works.

Monday, January 8, 2018

The Milkmaid's Album Quilt

I am working on a four block album style quilt using a pattern called "The Milkmaid's Abum Quilt".  It is an out of print pattern by Betty Alderman.  I have enlarged the block designs by 140% for ease of applique.  Here is block number one.

I just finished prepping block number two.  I like the folk art look of the designs.


Saturday, December 30, 2017

Early American Life Block 4

Just a short post today to share block 4 with you for the "Early American Life" quilt Cathy and I are each working on.  This is the Oak Leaf block.  I am anxious to see Cathy's version.  Click here to take a peek.

I have not been able to do much sewing.  A lot of company.  I wish you a very good New Year.  It will fast be upon us.  I have been writing the year as 1917 the last couple weeks instead of 2017.  I hope I do better at writing 2018.


Friday, December 15, 2017

Early American Life Block Three

Time to share block three of "Early American Life".  We are working our way across the rows of the pattern cover.  This time it is the Thistle One block.  A month ago, we began with Thistle Two just because it was in the first position on the pattern cover picture.

And just to remind you what Thistle Two looked like, a picture below.  Wonder why the pattern designer chose to create two different Thistle blocks.

Cathy will also be sharing her block today.  Here is the link.

By the time we share the fourth block, Christmas will be over.  Fast approaching and most of the gift making I would have liked to get done is not going to happen.  Life takes twists and turns.