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

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Country Album Blocks #26, 27, and 28

Nearing the end of the album quilt blocks.  Two more to go.  Here are numbers 26, 27 and 28.

The Churning  Couple is a block from "Sweet and Simple Country Quilts" by Jenni Dobson.

A design from a Laurene Sinema pattern.

And another Laurene Sinema design.

It is hard choosing the last two block designs.  There are several to select from that would work well for the quilt.  I prepped a block today for one of them and will think a bit more about the last block pattern.


Friday, April 15, 2016

Shenandoah Botanical Block For April

Here is my Tiger Lily block for the Shenandoah Botanical quilt.  Follow the link to see how other quilters did their block.


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Another County Album Update Plus More

Two more blocks completed for the Album quilt.  Four to go.....I think.

The first block is from Laurene Sinema's Miniature Folk Art pattern.

The second block designis from Jeana Kimball's book "Forget-Me-Not Quilts".  If you are looking for a copy of this book, there are some available on Amazon.

The tulip block design is a freebie from Legend and Lace.  This is the April block.

Block design is from the 1857 patterns being given by Sentimental Stitches.  I am curious to know how others have created the sun block.  I did it in applique but the block could have been pieced.

You will notice that I stopped stitching the pink diamonds on the corners.  I am not liking them all that well and am thinking about another way of setting the blocks.

These last two blocks are unusual designs for a quilt.  I can't decide what the items are with the heart block.  Maybe an iron or a planer type tool.  Maybe a T square and a trowel.  Any ideas?

I will be stitching on the next album block this evening.  Hope you find time to work on a quilt project too.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Country Album Quilt Update

Four blocks completed to add to the country style album quilt I am creating.

Birds and Crowns
from Jeana Kimball's "Forget-Me-Not"book

Birds With Flowers In Vase
a Laurene Sinema pattern (from an 1850 Maryland quilt)

from Laurene Sinema's Primitive Folk Art Quilt book

Crossed Pineapples
Jeana Kimball design from "Forget-Me-Not" book

I am getting close to the end of making the 30 central blocks.  I need to make decisions as to whether I want to make the ones I have selected or switch out a block design or two.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Album Quilt Update

Three more Country Album blocks to share with you.  I am so enjoying stitching on these.

The blocks are all pattern designs from Jeana Kimball's book "Forget-Me-Nots".  This time, I think the basket of flowers is my favorite though I thought the colors were all a bit strong while I was working on the block.

I am stitching on the 1856 Album blocks and will soon have pictures to share of those.  I have the Caswell quilt pattern and fabric selected.  I am anxious to start on the blocks but want to get more done on the Country Album quilt first.


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Liberty Tree

"Liberty Tree" is the sixth block for the Shenandoah Botanical Quilt sew-along.  An odd looking tree.  I enjoyed sewing the big circles.

Friday, March 11, 2016

One Plus Two

I have block number 15 done for the album quilt.  I am so enjoying selecting fabrics, prepping, and stitching these blocks.  The "Apples and Vase" design is from Laurene Sinema's "Primitive Folk Art Designs" book.  I am at the half way point on making the blocks needed for the quilt.

I switched after the apples block to finishing the two blocks still needed for the Civil War quilt I started quite some time ago.  The pattern I am using is an out of print one by Barbara Brackman called "War & Pieces".  The first block pattern is titled "Christian Tree".

The second block is titled "Tree of Harmony".

I quickly put the blocks up on the design wall so I could take a picture of all the blocks together.  The soldier on the horse is not from the pattern set.  My favorite block is Abe and Mary Lincoln.

I have to check my stash for border fabric or maybe make a trip to the local quilt shop for some.  The pattern set has the option of a pieced border or applique.  I prefer the applique border design.

Have a wonderful day and be sure to take time to relax and work on a quilt.