Saturday, May 13, 2017

Civil War Blocks

Last August, my dear friend, Diane Black, passed from this life.  Her family gave me these block kits she had bought at the 2013 Mystery Harvest Shop Hop.  It is a Civil War quilt, which is totally out of my comfort zone.  Of course, I had to make up the blocks. 

Each shop featured its own block.  I have pictured most of them here.  They turned out beautifully.  I can't get the setting triangle and border fabrics because it has been too long, so I'll have to figure some way to set the blocks.
 Each block was a total kit with all the fabrics and complete instructions.  The last block includes a little bit of embroidery and I haven't done that yet.
 This is the first kit quilt I have ever attempted.  I am primarily a scrap quilter.  I will probably use some of these directions to make entire scrappy quilts from the individual blocks.
 I particularly like the red and black block above here.  I think it would make a gorgeous scrappy quilt. 
 Any of them would make a wonderful quilt.  I am sorry that Diane never got to make up these blocks, but glad that I got to do them.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Adam's Flimsy is Finished

This is my son Adam's quilt top.  We are remodelling the house next door to ours and he is going to live there.  The whole house is in shades of gray along with black and white.  We are making a one hundred year old house into a modern home.  The walls are all light gray and the laminate flooring is darker gray.  The trims are all painted white.  So when I decided to make a quilt to match the house I used shades of gray, black, and the background fabric is white.  I got it to flimsy status just today and hope to take it to Vonda Cochran, my favorite quilter tomorrow.  The backing fabric is a light gray with a swirl.

I have been sewing this year but not finishing much.  I made a pair of leggings for myself but I need a tunic top to wear with them.  I intend to make more leggings for me and my daughter Audrey.  I still have last year's mystery quilt from Bonnie K. Hunter in the works.  I just need to put a couple more rows on it and make the borders and I will be done.  I also have the year before mystery quilt about one third quilted for my husband.