Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Grapevine and Bird

A new block completed for the "A Bountiful Life" quilt.  This is the orientation that the block shows in the quilt but I think it looks upside down.  I may turn it to suit myself when it comes to sewing the blocks one to another.

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".