Saturday, February 29, 2020

February Update - Mary Brown and More

The end of February and time for a "Celebrating Mary Brown" update.  A lot going on in this block.  Three birds and the squirrel.  I enjoyed selecting fabrics for the birds.

A finished quilt made from a Jo Morton pattern.  The top was made in 2019 so not a long held unfinished project.  The name of the quilt pattern is "Parkersburg" and found in the book done with Kim Diehl called "Simple Friendships".  The blocks were enlarged a bit for a more useable quilt size.

The second quilt finish is "Home to  American Quiltmakers".  The pattern is by Lori Smith.  I just checked her website and find that the pattern is still available.  I substituted one of the blocks with the willow tree from her Folk Art pattern.  I like this quilt very much.

I completed a quilt top and pieced a backing.  I plan on taking this to the local quilt shop for machine quilting.  It will join three other quilt tops already there waiting in line.  The pattern used is "Lady Bird" and is by Jan Patek.  I like the birds on this one.

A block for the "Pleasant Grove Primer" which is also a Jan Patek pattern. I am close to having all the blocks done but will have applique on the border to do.

I am going to try to create a link up for the other participants.  It has been a long time since I used one so will see how it goes.

Stop back on March 1st for a Buhl Quilt update.


Saturday, February 1, 2020

Buhl Bushong Border Update

I am sharing progress on one of my Buhl Bushong borders.  I am enjoying selecting the flower fabrics.  The two flowers on the left are new and the yellow flower on the right is new.  I am participating in a sew-along being headed up by Doreen Johnson for the Virginia Quilt Museum.

 I am participating in a sew-along being headed up by Doreen Johnson for the Virginia Quilt Museum.   I will share a picture below of the antique quilt the pattern set is made from.

The quilt looks good in many different color combos and styles of fabric.  There is a Facebook group where the participants share their progress, ask questions, etc.  There is still time for you to join in or add the pattern set to you library.  Here is a link if you would like to look at the information.