Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Early American Life Block Eight

Number eight of "Early American Life".  The pattern lists this as "Floral Motif".  I suppose it could be a flower.  It has sort of a tulip shape .  I have no idea what kind of flower it is supposed to be.  I used wool for the tiny gold circles.  They were too small for me to even think about stitching with cotton fabric.

I am wondering how Cathy did her block.  Check here if you want to check it out.


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Basket Blocks and More

I am participating with a Facebook group that is making basket blocks.  Whatever basket design or designs that each person wants to do.  The group started in January so I am late to the party.  I have plans to make many more basket blocks than the group plan is as I want a larger quilt and probably strippy style.  Here are the fifteen blocks I have completed using mostly Jo Morton fabrics.  The baskets will be set on point (or at least that is my current plan).  I was inspired by the basket blocks that Wendy (The Constant Quilter) is making.  You can see some of her blocks here.

I completed two more blocks for the Lori Smith design quilt that I am working on.

I received a handmade gift from a fellow blogger.  A needle case.  The cover is made from selvedge edge strips.  They are edges from reproduction fabrics.  Selvedge edges on quilt fabrics are so much more interesting in recent years.

I like the little notebook in the back.  That can be very handy for whatever notes a person might want to make. 

I am almost over the severe gout attack.  I am trying to follow a diet that will help prevent future attacks.  I don't want to go through that again.


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Pineapple Block

Today I am sharing with you the pineapple block for the "Early American Life" quilt I have been working on.  The pattern is actually designed for fusible applique but I am doing needle turn instead.  Towards the bottom of the pineapple, I joined  a couple sections together as they were such small pieces.  Other than that, I was able to needle turn the pineapple sections.  The quilt design is based on early American stencil designs.

Take a minute to visit Cathy's blog.  She is simplifying the block designs.  I was oh so tempted to do the same on this block.


Monday, February 12, 2018

Old and New Quilt Projects

I am sharing pictures of quilt blocks today plus a quilt top that I just finished putting together.  I made another block for "It's A Bountiful Life".  I have lost count of how many are done now.  Maybe ten blocks.

Next, I started working on a Lori Smith design called "Homage to American Quilt Makers: Album Quilt".  I like the designs as they have a folk art look.

Amd a finished quilt top.  The pattern design is by Jeni From the Willow".  It was a freebie  in 2014/2015 called "A Life of Plenty".  Here is a link to the patterns.  I would have liked for it to be a bit larger.  It is not really long enough to cover up with unless you are a short person.  I did not want to put a huge border on it to make it larger so left it as designed.

I am still recovering from a severe gout attack but it is much better than it was.  And a cold on top of that that is about gone.  I am ready to feel good again.