Monday, January 23, 2017

Stonefields - a new beginning

"Gateau de St Honore" block 1 of 2.

This block best depicts the theme of my Stonefields quilt.
I've chosen a 1930's Farmhouse theme. My goal for this quilt is to look like a true Scrap quilt that could have been made by a Homestead/Farm wife during the Great Depression.

I'm using reproduction fabrics in plaid, floral, geometric, feedsack, shirtings and children's novelty prints. These were fabrics popular/available in the United States from 1910 thru the 1930's.

"Gateau de St Honore" block 2 of 2
I'm calling this one my Parade of Bunnies.

This 2nd block is more reflective of fabrics from 1910 thru perhaps 1925. The fabrics of 1910 - 1920's were more pastel. Blue on White diaper prints and stripes were also very popular at this time. Colors became bolder and brighter again during the 1930's.

"The Stars" blocks 1 thru 4 of 4
These represent floral prints from the 1920's and 1930's.

"Pomegranate" blocks 1 and 2 of 2

These are both the same size, I just blew one up bigger for you to see the Bunny background. There are 13 blocks assigned for Month #1. I've completed 8 so far and am hopeful to have the final 5 ready to post by next Monday.

The Stonefields quilt is very Cheerful.
I'm enjoying the Play dates I've set aside to work on these.
I hope you are finding Joy in your Stitch work as well!

every quilt tells a story...

Monday, January 16, 2017

Mid month Dutch Treat blocks




Off to a good start for January, I now have 5 blocks completed for the month.
The Partridge (in a pear tree) was a bit fussy to needle and I'm not over joyed with how it finished. But in the grand scheme of things, I think it's a "keeper".

I have a couple other projects on the cutting table waiting their turn.
A Red wreath in progress for the Botanical Album quilt, and little Stonefields stacked up as if saying "Play with me, play with me".
And so I shall........(grin)

every quilt tells a story...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Making a bit of progress



Happy to say that I finished my Pink Wreath for the SVBAQ sew along this month.
The block is a bit brighter than it shows in the the picture.
My camera never seems to capture red or pink fabrics in their true tones.

A Red Wreath was also assigned for January.
Hopefully I will have it finished by month's end.
To see more beautiful Wreath blocks from the sew along click HERE.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Stitching away.... and Show & Tell

The new Shenandoah Valley Botanical block was announced this week HERE.
I am currently working on my "pink" version as shown above.
Happy to say I'm a bit further along since taking this picture on Tuesday.

I received a very beautiful surprise in the mail for Christmas.
It was a small applique' quilt made by Karen Beigh aka Log Cabin Quilter.
Karen even added a sleeve to the back for hanging.
I dearly love this gorgeous quilt and will cherish it always!

I'm excited to share a NEW quilt project that I'm starting in 2017.
It is called The Stonefields Quilt by Susan Smith.

Gay Boomer of Sentimental Stitches is offering this as a Block of the Month program and also as a FULL pattern set on her website found HERE

Deciding on this project was easy - choosing fabrics took a while.
I kept going back and forth between 2 different genres/themes.
Finally, I let the quilt "speak to me" as I studied the blocks. I will begin my Stonefields quilt very soon and look forward to sharing my journey with you.

every quilt tells a story....

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Final Dutch Treat blocks for 2016



I completed 69 little Dutch blocks in 2016.

I have a grand total now of 114 completed blocks.
This leaves me with 82 blocks to complete in 2017.
Dutch Treat is just 1 of 3 long term quilts in progress that I wish to finish up in 2017.

And what would a New Year be without a few NEW projects ???
In addition to pulling out a couple of older quilt UFO's from the "fabric vault" this year, I will also be adding some new BOM projects to the mix.

After all.... There is no rest for the Quilt Obsessed. (grin)

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