Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Tuesday Quilt: Almost finished

Here is a small quilt, mostly quilted and bound. I am still doing some detail quilting (by machine) in the center of each of the blocks.


These blocks are partly from an exchange of Jane Stickle blocks, exchanged with ladies on a list serv, from some years ago.  I added to these blocks with more 4.5 inch Dear Jane blocks and other classic designs.  It was about time to get this done and off my UFO list.  Almost there!

I am linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River and Quilt Story as I do most weeks I have blocks to share. Both blog hops have pictures of pretty quilt blocks and other projects.

I have a page on Facebook: keep up with my infrequent quilt posts at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Viridian61/347674418583948?ref=hl

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Long term UFO to be quilted

Pictured here is a long term UFO I plan to be working on this Spring, and maybe into the summer. It is a vintage quilt top (maybe from around 1900?) that I had layered with new batting and new reproduction fabric for the back.


I found this top at an antique fair in Massachusetts, though the dealer told me he picked it up in Kalamazoo, MI.  It is all hand pieced, and in excellent condition.  I thought the best way to honor the original maker, and keep the period feel, would be to hand quilt it.  A daunting task, as it is at least double bed sized.  The hoop in the picture above is 14 inches in diameter!

To help this process, I took it to the longarmer I use and asked her to machine baste the top.  It cost some $$ but well worth it.

So a very old UFO, not even my own, but it is meditative to do a little hand quilting every day.

I am linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River and Quilt Story as I do most weeks I have blocks to share. Both blog hops have pictures of pretty quilt blocks and other projects.

I have a page on Facebook: keep up with my infrequent quilt posts at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Viridian61/347674418583948?ref=hl

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Tuesday Quilt Project March 29

Hurrah, I have a long term UFO done!

This is my wallhanging in the Nosegay or Bride's bouquet pattern.  I described the start of the project in this post form 2010.  Goodness it has taken me some time to get back to this and finish the handquilting!


The photo cuts off the side borders - same green fabric all the way around.  I used the same fabric (thank goodness I saved it) for the binding.  Vintage fabric and real feedsack is used for the print fabric pieces; unbleached muslin and new solid fabric for the other pieces; and an older reproduction fabric for the border.


This image shows a closeup of the fabric and my handquilting.  So glad this is done.

I am linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River and Quilt Story as I do most weeks I have blocks to share. Both blog hops have pictures of pretty quilt blocks and other projects.

I have a page on Facebook: keep up with my infrequent quilt posts at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Viridian61/347674418583948?ref=hl

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Tuesday Quilt Project March 1

And my current project is done, finally.
I am not entirely happy with it, as some points are cut off, corners don't match, the machine quilting in the ditch is not my best, and there are two small pleats in the back, where the backing folded over a little as I was quilting, and I didn't notice.  But well it is done and these things cannot be seen from the back of a galloping horse so I guess I will accept it.  But I am too embarrassed to give this away - I will keep it for a throw around our house.



I am linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River and Quilt Story as I do most weeks I have blocks to share. Both blog hops have pictures of pretty quilt blocks and other projects.

I have a page on Facebook: keep up with my infrequent quilt posts at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Viridian61/347674418583948?ref=hl

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