It was a beautiful day last Sunday so I decided to air out the quilts I keep stored in a trunk. I spread them out on the grass and took some pics.
They are some of my earliest quilts including: Skiers Mountain, Bicentennial, and Ancestry. Garden Bouquet on the left is a Paragon quilt kit designed by Florence Peto. My mother did the applique and I quilted it after she died in 1964.
I know you've probably seen most of these before . . .
. . . except for Star & Pinwheels which I finished in 1980. You can read about the Postage Stamp quilt here.
It is entirely hand-pieced and measures 90" x 90". I was struggling with the layout until my brother stopped by one day and came upstairs to see what I was doing. He moved the star so it was on point and said, "Why don't you put the star this way?" So that's what I did and everything fell into place :)
Years later HQPNJ identified this layout as a typical NJ-style quilt set on the diagonal with a central focus and 1/2 square triangles along the outer edges. How 'bout that?
I chose a clamshell quilting design for the center and edges and simple line quilting for the sashing and pinwheels.
I made my mother a blouse with this lavender floral when I was a sophomore in high school. Lots of memories in this quilt.
I finally published my 2015 blog . . .
. . . and I am thrilled with the end result. Thanks, Barb, for the Blog2Print recommendation!
Are you participating in Barb's Broken Dishes Block Swap this year? I am. It was my first time using Triangles on a Roll and it really made a difference! So much more accurate than cutting and sewing individual hsts.
A v-e-r-y l-o-n-g time ago I made this Broken Dishes doll quilt. Don't you love those corners??
Copyright 2016, Barbara Schaffer