Sunday, December 14, 2014

Disappearing Nine-Patch Table Runner

A house warming gift for a new arrival to the village--a disappearing 9-patch table runner using golds and browns from my fabric stash.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Dear Jane Quilt Using Moda's French GeneralFabrics

I have found a blogger who is using French General fabrics to make a Dear Jane quilt. I thought I wouldn't fall under Jane's spell, but I won't be able to resist …

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Hexagons …

My thanks to Hilda, Every Stitch, for information on hexagons and links to other blogs with superlative details on hexagons: Collector With a Needle and Faeries and Fibres. Be sure and scroll down the pages as more articles are listed at the end of each.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Ramoneur (sooty) Brown

Ramoneur, chimney sweep or sooty brown, was a popular color for 18thC patchwork. It can be found today in French General's Josephine old brown.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Jane Pizar Marriage Quilt Date?

I have fallen in love with patchwork, specifically 18thC European patchwork. For some reason, I always remembering thinking that patchwork was only American. How wrong I was! Barbara Brackman, Quilt Historian, has a wonderful post on the Jane Pizar wedding quilt, and I believe like Brackman, that it dates to the end of the 18th Century. The only problem I see is it will cost a fortune to acquire all the snippets of fabrics to reproduce such a beauty! But I am well on my way …

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Cutting Hourglass Blocks From Strips

My thanks to Vicki's Fabric Creations for sharing a chart on how to cut hourglass blocks from strips. I am gathering strips, charms, fat quarters and yardage to make a Dutch-inspired quilt. I will be using Fons&Porter's Half and Quarter Ruler as I am concerned in getting the most from my limited fabric stash. Part of the charm of this quilt is its scrappy quality. Chintz design is «Virginia» from Windham Fabrics.
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