Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Harrison Rose

It’s time for an update on my Harrison Rose quilt.  There are 16 blocks in this quilt and I have stitched nine of them so I am over half way there.  They are really very easy to stitch.
I see there is one on the bottom row that wants to be different.

The first border is made up of half square triangles and I wanted to have them ready when I completed stitching all of the blocks so I could put the quilt together.

The finial border is  plain leaving room to quilt the beautiful feather design that is included in pattern.
I am really enjoying working on Harrison Rose another one of Collector with a Needle’s great patterns.  All of Dawn’s beautiful patterns can be found on her Etsy shop here.
Until the next time

Friday, May 22, 2015

Ohio Sampler and Other Projects

It’s Friday and Karen, Lori, LuAnn and Cathy are posting their  Ohio Sampler updates.  Since I have already assembled my quilt I thought I would post an update on some of the other quilts I have been working on.

First Benjamin Biggs.  
I will say I have done a complete turn around on my attitude about this quilt.
At first the dark reds I had chosen to uses didn’t appeal to me but after putting the first half of the quilt together I find I really like the way it is looking.

Next Chester Chriswell.  
I chose to make both versions of this months blocks because even if they are the same block they look so different when you add the green.

It’s hard to believe that after three years of working on this quilt we only have one block left to stitch.

There were a few more photos I would like to have uploaded for this post but it seems the new Apple  Photo App is not cooperating .  I hate this new update.  It is so confusing and difficult to use.  In my opinion change is not always a good thing.
Until next time,

Friday, May 15, 2015

Ohio Collection Together

It took a little figuring and several coping strips but my version of the Ohio Collection quilt is finally together. The final version is 80.5 x90.5 a little larger than the pattern.

This may turn out to be one of my favorite quilts.  I think because it was difficult and is so different from any other quilt I have ever  made. 

 Once again I would like to thank Karen from Log Cabin Quilter for all the unique patterns she sent for me to include in my quilt.

After all the stress from putting Ohio Collection together I decided I needed something quick and simple to stitch.  When I first started quilting I bought a lot of kits - not so much anymore.  I have had this Shadowbox kit for several years, too many to remember.

Oops, I see I got the two end blocks on the first row reversed.  Why can’t I remember to take the picture before I sew the whole thing together?
Until the next time.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Ohio Collection Sampler

I missed posting last Friday so I have two weeks of work to post about today.

Spice Pink

Folk Art Birds

Folk Art Flowers

I have been using Kona cotton for the solids in this quilt and am not very happy with the way the pieces look after being washed.  I always wash my blocks after stitching to remove the glue and starch.  I am wondering if it is just the Kona or do all solids do this?

The Stork

Tree Everlasting

Small Baskets

Cactus Basket

Since I have finished all the blocks I plan on making for this quilt I thought I would start trying to figure out just how I was going to get them all sewn into a quilt.

I can say it has not been an easy task.   Lots and lots of Y seams and little empty spots to fill with fabric. I needed to make several filler blocks of squares, strips and half square triangles.

It’s like trying to put together a giant puzzle made out of cloth where the pieces seem to keep changing size.  There has been much taking out and putting back, some do overs because of careless cutting but I think I may have this one all together by next Friday.

Be sure and check out Lori, Cathy, LuAnn and Karen’s blogs for there progress this week.
Until next time,