Monday, November 10, 2014

Di Ford Mystery Quilt

I am so excited to have all the borderie perse stitched on this quilt.  I don’t know if it was this particular fabric or just me but it seemed rather difficult to work with.  It wasn’t like regular chintz but more loosely woven so I had trouble with it raveling.  I was fortunate to have more of the fabric than the people doing the BOM so I was able to have more flowers to choose from and could redo if things went too terribly wrong.

Here she is completed through border number four.

These are the bits for border number five.  Stitching left to do.
From what I have gleaned from the internet the last border, number six is full of English paper pieced stars.
Oh my,  not looking forward to that.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Chester Criswell

 Just to catch up on my third year blocks for the Chester Chriswell quilt.

Block 24 Alice Richmond

Block 25 Sarah Stubbs

The quilt has three Sarah Stubbs blocks but I only made two.

 Block 26 Elizabeth Cummins

I thought about not continuing on with the third year but I have a hard time not finishing something I start so I am continuing on.  So far this third year has held some pretty blocks so I am happy I didn't quit. Now I need to start thinking about how I want to lay this one out.  I might even decide to make two quilts since I have so many blocks.
Happy stitching,

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Benjamin Biggs

 Benjamin Biggs block 10

What can I say about this one except that it sure is a strange one.  I don’t know if it’s a vase or a candle holder or something else entirely.

I tried to photograph all ten blocks together so I could see how it was looking and all I decided was it looks dull, dull, dull to me.  The colors are so dark almost a maroon and not at all what I wanted but here it is and on I go.
Maybe a dull quilt won’t be too bad.
I am open to any suggestions anyone might have as to how I could brighten it up.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Flags of the American Revolution Continued

Five blocks and lots of stripes this month.

Guilford Courthouse Flag
I used wool for the circles instead of buttons for this block.  I didn’t even realize they were supposed to be stars until everyone started posting their blocks.

 Sons of Liberty
This one was very simple.

U.S. Navy Jack
I really like the snake block with his cute little tongue .

First Stars and Stripes

Bennington Flag

The last two are supposed to have lots of button stars but not being able to find buttons and not a big fan of buttons on quilts anyway 
I choose to wait and see if I could get some ideas from some of the other quilters taking part in 
Some ladies had star fabric with stars that were large enough to appliqué on.  Which looks great but I think I am going to go with wool again.  Now to figure out the size of the stars since there is no pattern given.