QUILT INFO

This is the first block from the pattern "The Milkmaid's Album" which was designed by Betty Alderman. Out of print pattern.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Stonefields Top Complete

I took time to trim the Stonefields blocks and sew them together into a top.  If you are familiar with the Stonefields pattern design, you will notice that mine is not completed in the same manner.  If you are not familiar, here is a link to a Pinterest page that shows blocks that quilters have made and also a few tops and completed quilts.  I chose not to make the flying geese border nor the hexagon border.  Instead, I chose a border style stripe print so that my quilt did not look quite as busy.  There is enough busy look without that part.  One of my quilt holders is shorter than the other person.  They did the best they could to display the top for a photo.


In the pattern, some block designs are repeated.  I chose to make repeats of a couple designs other than those that I liked.  And left out a few block designs.  And added a couple of my own choice not included in the pattern.  I enjoyed doing fussy cuts for many of the blocks.  You can do a search on my blog for  "Stonefields" and see close ups of the blocks on some of my blog posts.  Also, I have a category on my Pinterest page that shows many, many blocks and quilt tops I have made and the Stonefields blocks are included.

The border stripe print I used is a French General fabric and it is a one way design.  So I could not get nice mitered corners that made their own design.  I chose just to do the borders in a simple style.

The blocks are six inch finished.  So much fun that I would do this again and enjoy playing with my fabrics.

Karen

20 comments:

  1. Karen this is stunning!! Just beautiful work--and I like that you used your own ideas along with the pattern..I think your border choice sets it off just right hugs, Julierose

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  2. What a neat quilt with some of your own blocks in there too--and I too like the border--great job--and thanks to your helpers for holding it up for you!!'enjoy, di
    still not home--but did go and get some cleaning done today--maybe tomorrow--

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  3. So pretty. The French General borders are perfect.

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  4. Karen maravilloso trabajo.
    Disfruto viendo como utilizas tus propias ideas
    Me gusta el borde que elegiste
    Buen domingo

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  5. This is really beautiful. Congrats getting the top done. I plan to start mine in Jan.

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  6. What a truly gorgeous quilt! I love it...lovely!

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  7. A lovely quilt and very much your own with all those changes. Looks beautiful.

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  8. Bravo ! What a great finish ! Nice to put your own touches in !

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  9. I so love this quilt. I wish I was able to sew along with you. Hugs

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  10. Your Stonefield's is wonderful--I bet it feels good to have it all together! If I ever finish Mrs. Billings, Stonefield's is my next project--all inspired by your lovely blocks!

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  11. Hats off to you Karen - what a beautiful job! I do like the different border! You are really putting out the quilts! Happy Mothers day!

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  12. Your quilt is beautiful and you always follow your own heart, designing your quilts to fit your style. Well done.

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  13. You did a beautiful job on the appliqués and piecing, that is a gorgeous quilt.

    Debbie

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  14. My Stonefields is 2 years old! Happy to
    see it again with your idea of it.
    Great job. Tine from Belgium

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  15. This one is just beautiful, Karen. Good for you to make changes to creat a quilt that you love and not just follow a pattern.

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  16. It's gorgeous... I love it! A fabulous sampler quilt!

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  17. Love it. You are getting a lot done. Fantastic.

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