Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday Pics!

Spectacular quilt, wonderful little doll buggy, and she's holding a potted plant!  I love this!

A Blessed Sunday to You!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Saturday at the Quilt Museum - Odd Fellows Quilts

The Odd Fellows pattern isn't one on which I have focused previously.  This first in the lineup is what caught my eye and got me interested in it.

Odd Fellows
10" block
86" x 90"

When you get up close to this, you can see that it's just an amazing array of scraps.  From a distance it has a much different feel.

There are more pictures here:

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Odd Fellows with 9-Patch and Rails Sashing
Heavily Quilted

There's no provenance available on this one.  The eBay description said that it is heavily quilted, however.

As with so many quilt block patterns, there is such a different look achieved by adding sashing.

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Odd Fellows
Made by the Fisher Sisters
Bergen County, New Jersey

Using a single solid color for the squares and large triangle pieces in the blocks gives the lattice feel to it.

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Odd Fellows
84" x 84"

This one has a totally different feel to it with alternating blocks and being set on point.

I found it here:

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Odd Fellows

No provenance on this one.  Again, such a different feel to it when the blocks are made in different colors.

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Here's a block pattern with cutting directions.

Have fun!

For a 10" Block:

A - Cut 4 - 2 1/2" squares

B - Cut 1 - 7 1/4"" square and cut diagonally 2 times for 4 triangles

C - Cut 4 - 2 7/8" squares and cut diagonally 1 time for 8 triangles

D - Cut 6 - 3 1/4"" squares and cut diagonally 2 times for 24 triangles

E - Cut 1 - 3 3/8"" square

For a 5" Block: (For a mini!)

A - Cut 4 - 1 1/2" squares

B - Cut 1 - 4 1/4"" square and cut diagonally 2 times for 4 triangles

C - Cut 4 - 1 7/8" squares and cut diagonally 1 time for 8 triangles

D - Cut 6 - 2 1/4"" squares and cut diagonally 2 times for 24 triangles

E - Cut 1 - 1 7/8"" square


Happy Quilting!

- I am not a quilt historian.  I simply enjoy finding interesting quilts and sharing them with you!

- The quilt images on this post were sourced from Pinterest, unless otherwise noted, and are linked to their origin whenever possible.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sunday Pics!

Because I love clothing of antiquity and have made a number of reproduction mid-19th century dresses, as well as men's and children's clothing, the accoutrements of the period are of great interest to me, also.

This woman is wearing a lovely Chatelaine.  They are kind of like having our sewing kits hanging on our belts!

I'm including a closeup picture of another one
so you can get an idea of what they're like.
Amazing, aren't they?

This one had the following description:
Heart shaped plaque with reticulated repousse allegorical figures
and five appendages of various origins and makers consisting of
scissors and scabbard, thimble bucket,
thread wax, mirror and heart shaped box.

A Blessed Sunday to You!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Displaying Little Quilts

Back a ways I posted ways to Display Little Quilts.  I thought it would be fun to revisit that idea!

In that first post, we looked at baskets, boxes, clotheslines, doll beds, frames, hangers, and other ideas.  I have found some other fun possibilities.  Let's take a look at them!

An Old Clipboard

A Pickle Crock

A Custom Rack

A Doll Dispaly

A Mini Metal Washtub

A Wire Basket

A Mini Hanger

On a Trunk

On an Antique Dresser

On Old Rakes

Private Collection

 For more ideas, follow the links under the pictures!

Thanks for joining us!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Important 2016 Rose Medallion Block of the Week Project Information!

For those of you making the Rose Medallion quilt, just a reminder that the patterns will be up on the blog until September 14th and then will be taken down.  If you need any of the pattern segments, please get them downloaded before then.

We will be running the project again in a different format sometime in 2017.  The information will appear here on the blog when that time comes.

Thanks for joining us on the project!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sunday Pics!

Are you a hexie fan?  
They also were "back in the day!"

A Blessed Sunday to You!

Friday, August 12, 2016

A note about the 2015 Peace and Healing Block of the Week......

"Peace & Healing" - 2015 Block of the Week

We have decided to offer this quilt in a new Block of the Week format, and so I have taken in down from the blog.

If you didn't finish gathering the patterns and instructions, please contact me through the link below and I will work it out with you.

If you are interested in making this quilt, the project will be available again beginning next month (September, 2016). 

Please check back here for information on how to sign up for the program. It will still be free.  Thanks!