Sunday, January 24, 2016

Shenandoah Valley and 1718 Coverlet Quilts

Shenandoah Valley January block Star in the East.  I believe it’s the 4th block in the
 sew along.  There have  been so many beautiful versions of this block posted here.

I have also been trying to catch up stitching  my 1718 Coverlet quilt blocks.  This is such a weird quilt most of the backgrounds for the 4 1/2” blocks are made up of lots of little pieces .

When I first started I tried to make every block just as the original.  I soon gave up on that idea and have now chosen to make the backgrounds a little simpler.

I don’t think it has changed the overall look of the quilt and it has sure has made life simpler for me.

On another note.  It’s been freezing here and yesterday we had a light dusting of snow.  Now it’s pretty sad when your Grandchildren get this excited about this much snow.

We really need to take them somewhere so they can experience the real thing.
Until the next time,

Friday, January 8, 2016


Finally I got all the little bits for the center of Allietare sewn together and this is the result.

Everything went together well except the final rows.  I did end up having to twist some of the seams on the four patches to get them to nest together.  Considering how many seams there are in this quilt I can’t complain and Bonnie did say all of the seams would not nest.

As hard as I tried I still missed matching some of the points exactly but hey I don’t care.               

I really like the colors she chose for this years Mystery Quilt and I suppose that’s why I decided to make it.  Bonnie’s quilts are alway different and special but they are also very labor intensive and the mystery is  at a very busy time of the year for me.  So I hope if I ever decide to make another one someone will remind me of  this.

The borders are going to be scalloped and I will have to purchase fabric for them because I don’t have a piece of black large enough.
It is doing to be a beautiful quilt and if you want the pattern it’s still on Quiltville here for you to download.
Happy stitching,