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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Displaying tiny treasured quilts


I LOVE to create small & miniature quilts.
The quilt shown above measures 7" square.
I chose 1820's reproduction Madder red & black print fabrics and an early 1800's shirting for the background.



Because it was a special gift for Nell, I hand quilted it and decided to set it into an 8" frame.

Here is another little gift I created. This time for my blogging friend Carolyn.

The little quilt block that I framed measures approx. 2.5" x 3"
I embellished the framing mat with a teeny 1" colonial acorn doll that I made from wool felt, a wooden bead and an acorn cap.

I sent this off to her along with a doll exchange quilt a few months ago.

I would love to see how other quilters are displaying and/or gifting their tiny quilted treasures! I am always looking for new ideas!

every quilt tells a story....

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Double set of Janes completed


I got busy again with Jane last week. The picture above shows the 4 blocks I completed for my Dear Jane quilt. The top 2 blocks were made using fabrics that I received from Faye for my quilt. Aren't they pretty?

Here are 4 additional Jane blocks that I made.
These are for my friend Sue's quilt.
Using Autumn rich colors and quite a few Jo Morton fabrics, I'm making all of the center square blocks for her quilt.




every quilt tells a story....

Thursday, May 5, 2011

My 1880's Sampler blocks to date...


These are the blocks I've created so far for Cheryl's 1880's Sampler sew-along.
At first I thought I would try to replicate the fabric colors in the original quilt as closely as possible. After laying out the first 9 blocks - I changed my mind.

I love Jo Morton fabrics and have decided to add more warmth to some of these blocks. I've chosen some FQ's in spicy tones of nutmeg, mustard & pumpkin.
Below is a picture of my 4 newly completed blocks in the series. In Steps to the Altar - I've added a dash of pumpkin and really love how warm the block looks.


every quilt tells a story...

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Civil War block update


I'm finally caught up again on my Civil War BOM blocks.
A bit behind in several of my ongoing projects - it felt good to check this one off my list.

Next, I'm on to much smaller 5 inch blocks.
Yes, that would be Cheryl's 1880's Sampler sew-along.
And NO I haven't forgotten about my 4 inch JANEs.
I'm working my way downward in block scale right now. :D

every Quilt tells a story....