Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tuesday Quilt block June 21

This past week on Barbara Brackman's blog, she talked about Quercitron colors and arborescent chintz.  Quercitron gives fabric drab, olive to mustard yellow colors.  It's part of the color palette of older quilts.  Below are two fabrics from my stash that are olive, if not exactly what Barbara shows on her blog.



What will I do with my stars?  I have quite a few now, as I am making two a week.  I think I will make one quilt top of the "older" fabrics (chintz and fabrics like this week's stars) and another top with "younger" fabric.  Let's see how the rest of the year goes.

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 am also joining Work in Progress Wednesday - some colorful and interesting projects there!

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, July 14, 2015

Tuesday Quilt Block July 14

Deep in Summer, I am still plugging along, making Stars in a Time Warp blocks.  I am glad I pulled out my pillar prints from the deep stash.  For they were featured last week on Barbara Brackman's blog.


They are not reproduced in the modern world very much.  I am glad I have a yard of the print above, and I wish I had more.  It is a large scale print: only 6 pillars and flowers across 44 inches of fabric, and a 3.5 inch block of fabric can only catch so much.  I bought it years ago.


This fabric is younger.  When it was almost all gone from the stores I decided I must have the pillar print.  All gone, except for one on-line retailer.  I purchased a bundle of mostly ugly fat quarters of a collection to get the one fat quarter I wanted - this pillar print.  Also a large -scale fabric, and only part is captured in this block.

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 am also joining Work in Progress Wednesday - some colorful and interesting projects there!

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, July 7, 2015

Tuesday Quilt Block July 7

Time for another set of Stars in Time Warp blocks! this past week Barbara Brackman discussed wood block prints, a very old technology for printing fabric.  My first star has that look, as well as the virtue of being pink:


Maybe not a true wood block print but it's OK by me!  The next star has fabric that is more like a blotch ground chintz.  I did not have any other fabric that looked like a wood  block print, similar to what Barbara showed on her blog.


I am saving my pillar prints!  Maybe next week.

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 am also joining Work in Progress Wednesday - some colorful and interesting projects there!

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, June 30, 2015

Tuesday Quilt block June 30

...And today I got up late and missed a Doctor's appointment. Sigh. well, there is always the Tuesday Quilt block.

In the Stars in a Time Warp Series last week, Barbara Brackman discussed Fancy machine grounds, including picotage.  Since I have already made blocks using this kind of fabric, I dug deeper in my upstairs stash (yes I have two!) and found just regular chintz fabrics with light grounds.


A star made with Mary Koval's Family tree fabric, and


A more vintage fabric, showing the registration 'haloes'.

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 am also joining Work in Progress Wednesday - some colorful and interesting projects there!

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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