Saturday, November 30, 2019

Celebrating Mary Brown November Block and December's Buhl Quilt Section

The 30th of November about passed me by.  I just checked the calendar to see when it was and discovered it is today with about 2 1/2 hours left of it.  Here is the block I chose to do this month.  It has been a bit difficult to say what block each of us would work on in a particular month as the corners of the quilt really encompass three blocks.  And the middle of the quilt has larger blocks than the surrounding ones.  So, I decided that each of us would work on whatever block suited their fancy for the month.

The block center was to be empty but I thought it would look nice with a fussy cut from a toile.  It is one of the French General fabrics.

And since it is almost December 1st and I would be doing another post to show the Buhl quilt update, I will also share it now. 

And the whole border thus far that these are part of.

Thank you for taking time to stop by my blog and seeing what I have been up to.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!  I am sharing some of my quilts I display during November.  If you are a long time follower, you have seen the pictures several times but another look is always good.

"Give Thanks".  A stitchery design by Cheri but I did it in applique.

"Grandma's House".  A pattern by Cheri.  Wool on cotton applique.

"Ever Thankful".  Another Cheri pattern.  I think you get the idea that I like Cheri's designs.  Wool on cotton.

The turkey block from Jan Patek's "Fall Festival".

"Pumpkins and Turkey Feathers".  A Jan Patek pattern.

"Wild Turkeys" made from a Country Threads pattern.

Hope you enjoyed the view.


Sunday, November 3, 2019

Chicago World's Fair 1892 Quilt

A quilt top finish.  I used a free pattern designed by Karen Witt to make the "Chicago World's Fair 1892" quilt top.  The pattern does not show a border but I felt it needed one.  The top is approximately 71 inches square.

The fabric line is not current but I found some online.  My friend Jean also made one.  She had some fat quarters of the same line of fabric in her stash.  So we combined our fabrics together along with a few shirtings from stash to come up with enough.  The fabric line is by Nancy Gere.

Here is a link to the free pattern.

I will share a few pictures of the fussy cut block centers using one of the fabrics.

I hope to get it quilted at the local shop and have a finish in the New Year.


Friday, November 1, 2019

Buhl Quilt

The first part of the left border for the Buhl quilt.  The pattern is being sold by the Virginia Quilt Museum.  I am enjoying working with a bit brighter palette than I often use.