Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Lady Godiva

Working on the binding of Eve's graduation quilt (Chinese Coins).
For my whole childhood this Lady Godiva fabric was in my mother's stash. We were so fascinated by this lovely woman and the clothes worn by the court. Mom would always laugh when we showed it to her.

The selvage of the fabric said "Banned in Boston".
I thought it was time to use this piece and combined it with other storybook type light fabrics for the back. Eve's graduating from Wellesley just outside Boston sealed the deal.

From my mom:
I remember getting that piece when I saw it on a 'remnant pile' at a store. It may have been Penney's in Sioux Falls. I am sure it is more than 50 years old. I always loved the feel of the softness of the fabric, it was like a batiste. Often thought of making a pillow case of it, but never did."


Sunday, July 20, 2014

visiting a quilt

A group of friends gathered this week at one's Lake Michigan house. An added delight was getting to visit one of my quilts.

Made in 2005 from a design by Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville, for a fundraiser to help those affected by Katrina; Kathy and her husband got the quilt. 
It was nice to see it again.

Friday, July 18, 2014

size determined by running out of fabric

I like how this turned out and wanted to make it bigger, maybe even twice as big, but I ran out of the blue/green solid. And, contrary to my previous post, it is not Kona Celadon.
Maybe Moda Bella Caribbean?
Well, I'm out and decided to finish it up at this size.
I think I need to buy a bolt of a solid fabric I love and make a bigger one.

The 2 inch scrap box looks like it can yield at least 10 more quilts.

 My favorite piece--the 1 is One duckling swimming in a dish from the Tasha Tudor book.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

a shoebox full of two inch squares

I am working with two inch cut squares since the box is full.
The solid is Kona Celadon.

While I am sewing these, I am also cutting down scraps, so the box seems to be getting fuller...

I am putting these together in rows of 6 patches, making 36 patch blocks that finish 9 inches.

I have about 20 blocks completed and will continue until I run out of the celadon.

Kathie over at Inspired by Antique Quilts is making a postage stamp quilt from 1 1/2 inch cut squares and gave me the inspiration to start this.