Friday, November 28, 2008

Charm Doll Quilt

The house is full of east coast relatives, the activity level is three fold. But I'm still touching fabric. Hand binding a doll quilt in odd moments. This will be part of the Christmas toy drive held by my quilt guild each year. It's a Charm quilt with each fabric used once.

Click to see quilting

I loved how the double pink and purple borders punched it up.

Enjoy the holiday!

Happy Thanksgiving

Monday, November 10, 2008

Vintage Nines - Alittle at a Time

Remember these circa 1910 blocks? You can read about 'em here and here.

Seems like I work on 'em a little every six or nine months. I'm making progress. I added the blue outline square to show the irregularity of the patches. Prim is one thing but this takes it to new heights. Was the quilter really young, really old or disinterested?

The colors from that century are so droll, but the combinations are amazing. The textures are so rich.

The original set the blocks with indigo blue, but I haven't decided yet...