Browsed by
Tag: Patchwork

MARTHA WASHINGTON QUILTS

MARTHA WASHINGTON QUILTS

This quilter is fascinated by historical quilts, especially those made 1820 and before. I have been researching historical quilts for many years. Quilts of Virginia 1607-1899 was purchases specifically because of the few historical quilts that were in it. Finding Martha Washington quilts in it was a bonus to me. However, the book contains many examples of quilts and quilting – especially the mid to late 1800’s. Yes, most of the quilts in this wonderful book are past the time…

Read More Read More

REST STOP QUILTS IN IOWA

REST STOP QUILTS IN IOWA

Sometimes in my travels, I find quilts in unexpected places. Such is the occurrence of rest stop quilts in Iowa. There was no expectation of quilts in the rest stop on I-80 near Davenport, Iowa. All of these photos were taken inside this rest stop. Many years ago, a woman in the quilt guild was raving about a book discussing how quilts were used as signals for the Underground Railroad. My first thought was why has this never been discussed…

Read More Read More

FLOCK OF CHRISTMAS GEESE

FLOCK OF CHRISTMAS GEESE

One of my goals for this year is to finish binding and tagging 9 quilts that need just that. Well, this quilt is the second one completed, and I am doing a happy dance! This Flock of Christmas Geese is an easy project to make. This simple wall hanging was made over a weekend in April 2021, and machine quilted in November 2021. Then it stayed in a pile of UFOs waiting on binding and a tag. Making a Flock…

Read More Read More

YIPPEE!! A UFO COMPLETE

YIPPEE!! A UFO COMPLETE

As of January 7, 2023, I finally put the last stitch in the binding of the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt from 2020. It was one of the quilts in my post last week that needed to be bound. Yippee!! A UFO complete. This lovely quilt came back from the machine quilter. I trimmed up the edges and got it ready to bind. Then I got distracted by some other project. Yep, it suddenly became a quilting UFO. Shame on me….

Read More Read More

SHOWING OFF QUILTS

SHOWING OFF QUILTS

Quilters love to show off quilts to anyone who will stop long enough to look – we are just like that. Yep, we are show-offs, at least when it comes to our quilts. I thought that starting off this week by showing off quilts would be a great way to deal with Monday. All these photos were taken in June 1995 in Montana. A co-worker allowed me to “borrow” the old barn and wooden fence on her family farm for…

Read More Read More

PATCHWORK FROM FINLAND

PATCHWORK FROM FINLAND

Sometimes as American quilters, we forget that other countries and cultures have their own quilting traditions. I found this article while looking through old quilting magazines. Historical quilts, especially those made before 1825, are very interesting to me. I thought it would be fun to share this patchwork from Finland with you. The article is “Humble Treasures” from Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine Dec. 1997 page 26 – 27. All four of the patchwork examples in the article are from the Eastern…

Read More Read More

COLONIAL TIMES 1

COLONIAL TIMES 1

My goal for Colonial Times 1 was to make a simple patchwork and applique quilt. I wanted to heavily quilt it. And I wanted the quilting to be the real showcase for this quilt. From the comments I get when showing this quilt, the goal was successful. I pieced and quilted this lovely quilt in 2015-16. The piecing was done by machine. And the small section of hexagons was English paper pieced and hand appliqued. I love how blue and…

Read More Read More

WHAT OTHER QUILTERS ARE DOING

WHAT OTHER QUILTERS ARE DOING

Do you ever wonder what other quilters are doing? Curiosity wins out sometimes. Reading quilt blogs is one of those quilt related activities that can be entertaining, inspiring, and educational. I have a long list of other quilting blogs that I enjoy checking on periodically. This past week has been one of those “sometimes”. I am not much for social media, but I enjoy reading blogs. Or maybe curious is a better way to describe it. What other quilters are…

Read More Read More

TRIBUTE TO MY MOM-IN-LAW

TRIBUTE TO MY MOM-IN-LAW

I want to pay tribute to a fantastic woman who recently died. We all need encouragers in our lives, and she was marvelous at being one. She was a wonderful woman in her own right, and I am so thankful she was part of my life. Her obit talks so much about her life, but they also leave so much out. I would like to take a few minutes to do a tribute to my mom-in-law—from myself as a quilter….

Read More Read More

Easy Courthouse Steps

Easy Courthouse Steps

Over the years I have learned all kinds of ways to utilize strips of fabric. I tend to use 2.5″ wide strips and keep several plastic organizer totes full of them. But sometimes it is fun to use a different size. This Easy Courthouse Steps mini quilt is made of 1.5″ purple and orange cotton strips. I did not add borders. This small quilt is 22.5″ x 29.25″ finished. All cotton fabric scraps and a left-over piece of poly batting….

Read More Read More

Follow by Email
https://www.facebook.com/groups/3364321106927836/
https://www.pinterest.com/morrfamily0476/