Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Natalie's Tulip, Oak Leaf and Neat Stripes

It's been a good week. I finished Natalie's Tulip, Oak Leaf block and Neat Stripes stars.

I started this small piece back in March and then set it aside. A couple of weeks ago I decided it was time to finish it. I did outline quilting around the tulip and broderie perse, cross hatch in the nine patches, and zig-zags in the border squares. I'm very pleased with the result. It's SO Natalie :) (Oops! Sorry for the shadow in the lower left.)

The back. 

I finished the 2nd block in the NJ Sampler that I'm hoping to reproduce. It would have been much more interesting if I had used a red print but I'm trying to keep to the original where a solid red was combined with a small-print green. 

The block in the middle is next. I especially like the ones with "natural-looking" leaves. Reverse applique may be the way to go with those dots/circles. 

 Last week's Neat Stripes.

This one is "so not balanced." The stripes on the right should match the ones on the left, lol! 

I used a piece from Moda's French General line for the background.

I am most comfortable using the older fabrics in my stash. 

Don't know why I have such a hard time putting stripes horizontally, but I do!

Have a great day--and a great week!

Copyright 2015, Barbara Schaffer


  1. Your little quilt is so pretty and well proportioned. Stars are looking good and "not so balanced" fits right in with how 19th century quilters operated!

  2. Oh Natalie's quilt is just adorable. Very Peto with the broderie perse. Very nice oak leaf block. I find solids a bit of a challenge.
    your stars are great! I'm enjoying this sew a long so much.

  3. I love your blog and have put your blocks with Barbara Brackman's in my notebook. Your work is so interesting.

    1. I wanted to respond via email but there was no address so I hope you see this. Just wanted to say how much I appreciate your stopping by and to thank you for your comments :)

  4. What a sweet finish - I love that little quilt and agree with Barb - very Peto!