Friday, August 17, 2012


Quilted and bound....yea!!! I think its my favorite yet, probably because its my favorite color.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

antique quilts ( part 2)

I love this pattern...I don't know what it is. Nice curved quilting.

Love this Carolina Lily. I found the pale blue in the block corners unusual.

Love the pineapple on the left. I had to unfold the one of tiny diamonds to see it...hand stitched!!

I spread it on the floor...all it needs is the background fabric between the points.

Little log cabins....I like the unusual green striped fabric used in some of the blocks

I loved this thread cabinet...wish I had room for it.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Antique quilts ( part 1)

My husband loves going to antique shops, so I browse also. Today I had my camera and decided to snap pics of antique quilts. Some are very worn, all are or were beautiful at one time.
These guys were watching me...wonder what she's doing they thought. Wish I had a place for them to live.

I love Dresden plate quilts...this one had a yellow flower appliqued in the center of each block...hardly noticeable in the pic. The T quilt was nice, too.

A strings 8 pointed star...probably very pretty before it faded.

Part of a churn dash quilt that had been cut up to make wallhangings.  I like how the center block is made of fabric from the block above and beside it. The sashing was not all the same either. 

Colorful boys quilt...loved all the triangles and scalloped border

Little half square and quarter square blocks...very colorful.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

4 patch sampler

Orginally it was going to have 12 blocks, but I wanted larger, so I added 8 more. I was using a block of the month pattern by Sundrop Designs, so I had to search and find the 8 more that fell in to the same category.  I always wanted to make a blue and white quilt and this was perfect for it. I obtained her permission to teach it in a beginners class locally. No matter what size you choose for the project, some will want smaller or larger. They can make a few blocks for a tablerunner, pillows, etc. or do the orginal 12 for a throw or make as shown. Also the white border could be smaller or  the outer checkerboard board could be left off.  Now to get  it quilted...TODAY hopefully!!