Friday, November 17, 2017

Recreating a Memory in Fabric

A few months ago I wrote this post about the name of this quilt block. The block design was taken from a quilt my husband received from his grandmother more than 40 years ago.
I had a stack of 1930s reproduction prints that I thought would be perfect for this quilt. I cut the pieces to make 25 of these blocks during the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild retreat.
I managed to finish all but one of those blocks as I misplaced a single square.
I arranged the blocks and pieced the rows.
Then I sewed them together. Now I need to buy fabric for an outer border and some backing.
Here are a couple of the original blocks faced and ready to be mounted and framed. That quilt earned its rest. I used this tutorial to attach the facing to these blocks.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Make Modern

I made these blocks for a group project.
You can find instructions to make your own Cross-cut Blocks in this post from A Quilter's Table.

My blocks measure at 12.5" by 12.5" (finish at 12") but the idea is the same.

Monday, November 13, 2017

In The Mail Monday: Badass Quilter

A few weeks ago I saw a post for this hoodie from BadAss Quilters. It had to be mine.
It showed up this past week and it has been chilly enough in the house and out-and-about to wear it every day since.

If this is something you're interested in I recommend you follow the BadAss Quilter's Society Facebook to know when specials like this are going on.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Royally Striped Update

While waiting for the doors of the ballroom to open for retreat, I knit away merrily on the Royally Striped cardigan. I finished the first section (which is really sections 1-3). 
I started in on the next section, section 4, the center back. I really like how this is coming together. Now that I'm sewing 20 hours a day at retreat I hope to make some more progress.