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