Monday, September 28, 2015

Chester County Criswell

 I started stitching  the Chester  Criswell quilt in 2012 along with Sharon from Two Bits Patches.  Each month we would receive a block pattern from the quilt, along with the history behind the maker of the block.


My version of this quilt is a little different from the original.  I set my blocks on point and used a red crackle fabric for the setting triangles and border.


Each block is stitched on a different cream print fabric.



The original was set straight and has no border.


Most months I would stitch two versions of the block so I have 15 more blocks to make another quilt.  


I haven’t decided how I want to lay out the second one.

I really enjoyed sewing along with Sharon and all the other ladies that stitched this quilt.
It was interesting to learn about Sharon’s family members who had originally stitched the blocks.


There is now an ebook about this quilt that can be found here if you would like to know the history behind the quilt.

Until the next time,
Nancy


20 comments:

  1. Congratulations on getting it completed. Your setting is beautiful. I gave some thought to setting mine on point also, but did not like how the oval centers looked and finally decided to do it straight and just get it done. I will be quilting it on my domestic machine in the next few weeks.
    Chris

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  2. So very pretty Nancy. I think quilt blocks set on point are so interesting. Two of each block stitched...you over achiever :)

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  3. Oh I love your setting! The red setting triangles really frame it nicely! It's amazing to see how different a setting can make! Congrats on a great finish!

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  4. Your quilt top is just stunning!
    Your version and block settings are fabulous!

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  5. me encanta!!
    los triángulos rojos, todo un acierto
    preciosa colcha
    saludos

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  6. I am so impressed, Nancy. Your version is gorgeous--and I can't believe you have extra blocks for another quilt. Talk about over-achievement! Way to go. Looking forward to seeing how you set your extra blocks.

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  7. I really like your version. On point makes it so contemporary. Congratulations on your achievement!

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  8. Stunning! The red triangles lets those beautiful blocks be the star. How wonderful to have another set of blocks to create another whole amazing quilt.

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  9. It's exquisite Nancy. Beautiful center block.

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  10. Simply breathtaking. I never thought of putting the blocks on point, it looks divine. Congratulations on a job well done.

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  11. I love your block layout. It is a tribute to the original but with a modern twist.

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  12. Stunning, and beyond words, your interpretation of this beautiful quilt. Love that you put the blocks on top
    (as I prefer, whenever possible...). You created a real family-heirloom!

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  13. Just beautiful and I think your setting really makes the blocks stand out so pretty, especially with the red border! I really like your heading with all the gorgeous mostly appliqué quilts you have done. You have your work cut out for you quilting, don't you?

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  14. wonderful quilt! I'm so happy that you made it yours by changing the setting and adding that red - it is wonderful!! How much did each month cost if you don't mind my asking.

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  15. Oh WOW Nancy! Your quilt just looks fabulous, very clever of you to set the blocks on point and frame it in red - congratulations!!!

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  16. Fabulous work! Another applique quilt top to be very proud of.:)

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  17. I like yours even better than the original! The red is perfect.

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  18. Wow Nancy - it is fabulous! I love what you have done with it and think the red frame is just stunning! The different cream print backgrounds have worked so nicely together - to give it a lovely vintage feel.

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  19. Nancy, What a lovely lay out! And such productivity making tow of each! Your work is beautiful

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  20. Be still my heart! Beautiful finish.

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