Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
I love this quilt, and I've been collecting reproduction thirties fabrics for a long time hoping the "right" project would come along. Something that would justify cutting into all those pretty prints. Here's a pic of some of my fabric--this is just a small sample--LOL!
The quilt requires 56 blocks, but I've already got about 30 of them stitched. Pretty good progress considering I'm hand-sewing them. I hope to hand quilt the finished top; I haven't done any hand quilting in a few years, and I'm surprised how good it feels to have a needle in my hand again.
Monday, July 6, 2009
So anyway, on to the block. The one I chose for July is called State of Georgia, and the instructions are on Quilter's Cache.
I had never made this particular block before, but it's easy enough with no new techniques, just simple sqaures and half-square triangles.
Here are all the patches laid out after I finished sewing the hst's.
And, here's the finished block:
When you open the instructions on Quilter's Cache, be sure and click over to the second page to see how the blocks look once they are all put together. It's really neat how the secondary pattern develops and forms "circles" across the quilt. This block would make a great quilt in planned colors or even in scraps if you are careful with the light-medium-dark contrasts.
Have fun sewing!