Monday, March 23, 2015

Update on the CW Mini Quilt Finishes

It took a while to get pictures of the finished mini quilts.  Here they are all together:

And here is each separately:

 "Reproduction-print Table Topper" from the American Patchwork & Quilting website (approximately 26" square).  This one was quilted with the Baptist Fans stitch pattern using a walking foot because the free-motion stitching plan I originally had was not working out.  Below is just a portion of the back showing that I used the monogramming function on my machine again to do the label information (as was also recently done for this quilt). 

Next up was the quilt Inspired by Judy Rothermel's "Hummingbird" design in Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting. March/April 2004 .


You can see the quilt stitching (also all done with a walking foot) better from the back. 

I did not piece the blocks using the patterned method but did them using the piecing techniques by Sue Bouchard of Quilt In a Day and the Lazy Angle Ruler (and the quilt is approximately 22" square).  I hadn't yet written the label information on the back of the quilt when this picture was taken, it will be added before it is hung for display.

Last but not least is the "One Patch Doll Quilt" from  Kathleen Tracy's  book "The Civil War Sewing Circle" (approximately 25" square).  I admittedly copied this one pretty much "word for word" since I already had a lot of scraps in the same or similar colors to those in the book.  It was quilted with a simple hanging grid pattern (again with a walking foot).  This one also has a fairly light backing so label information was written directly onto the back.

Now that these are done,  I can start mounting  my display in the upstairs staircase with these and the Merrimac Dresdens quilt.  There are CW reproduction quilts already mounted at the top of the entrance stairs.  I still have to quilt the tops for the Kaye England sampler lap quilts and the Civil War Chronicles BOM quilt.  I do have an issue there:  my machine really needs to be brought in for service making it hard to do free motion and why all of these were done with a walking foot.  In the past that has meant being without a machine for a few weeks so we'll see if I can get anything done on the rest before I'm forced to do that. 

Once all the quilting is done, I will be diving into what's left in the stash box because I want to make a cot quilt.  After that we'll see how much of these fabrics (and/or scraps) I still have left and if I can come up with other ideas to use them or whether the remainder of the stash will be mingled with the general stash piles.  However, at this moment I am in the process of finishing up the last block for my Heart & Home Wool BOM and will be trying to bring that project to the flimsie stage before the month ends. 

I hope you enjoyed your National Quilting Day this past weekend and have a bunch of projects (not necessarily quilt related) lined up to continue celebrating March as National Craft Month!  Check here for information about the Craft & Hobby Association's "Crafty Selfie Contest".  Above all, have fun doing what you love!!

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