Sunday, August 31, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
We had a little layout session a few weeks ago and she already had HST blocks sewn in sets of 4, so when she pulled them up off the floor she just kept them in that order.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
The size of the blocks didn't fit perfectly with the length of the quilt so I added two pieces of sashing in the bottom left corner - just one more bit of scrappiness....M
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Mom and I made this quilt for a friend of Anne's in the late 90s. I had found it in an ad in a quilting magazine so we drafted it and put it together. The original pattern was shown in very traditional, muted tones - lots of browns and creams and a bit of pink - but we made with a wide variety of florals and a yellow print for the block and sashing backgrounds.
Civil War pattern (who knew??!).
Designed by Patchwork On Stonleigh, it came out after Judie Rothermel released her first Civil War fabric collection, and apparently was very popular - it sounds like she sold tons of patterns and did lots of workshops on it; it doesn't appear to be available any longer. Surprisingly, I haven't been able to find other images of it online, with the exception of this one at Julia's Place.
It's amazing how different it looks in brighter fabrics.
We're using 3" blocks for the 9-patches (actually, I think that mine are just a tad smaller) and everything flows from there. We also continue the Ohio Star blocks into the corners rather than the 4 different blocks in the original design.
Now that I have a little string of sashing together it will be fun to compare it to Linda and Jane's....M
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Crostada (I'm sure you're sick of hearing just how much I love this dessert - thank you Ina Garten). Mmmmm, mmmmmm, mmmmmm.