Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Parkersburg Quilt and Celebrating Mary Brown Update

A bird blck for my "Celebrating Mary Brown" quilt.  Last month I shared a picture of the upper left corner section.  The bird block is the next block in the top row.  I am not fond of the leaf right behind the bird wing but that is the pattern design. Some of the other sew-along participants will be sharing their blocks.  Some will get going when they have recuperated from surgery or the need to fabric shop first.

I completed the "Parkersburg" quilt top made from a pattern by Jo Morton.  My friend Jean also made one.  We decided to make the blocks an inch larger than the pattern directions so the applique center size was also increased.  We cut out the quilt parts together.  A fun quilt project.  Love the border print!   I have the backing ready and will take it to be machine quilted.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Buhl Quilt Update

This month, I worked on the center blocks for the "Buhl" quilt.  I paper pieced all the pointy arc sections.  While at the beach in South Carolina with friends, I did several applique arcs.  I have one complete block section for you to see.  I am using an Edyta Sitar bird fabric for the center section of these and am fussy cutting the birds.

I will also post a picture of some of the border with this block so you can see where the colors are coming from.

Most of the quilts I make are more to the dark side but this past year, I have tried to expand my range somewhat.  I am still drawn to darker fabrics but it is fun to push myself a bit to the brighter side.

There is still time for you to join in on the sew-along.  The patterns are available through the Virginia Quilt Museum website.