I was looking through Edyta Sitar's book Handfuls of Scraps when this quilt caught my eye. It was the perfect set for the blocks I received from Barb V's Broken Dishes swap.
I used five Broken Dishes blocks vs four as shown in the antique quilt above . . .
. . . and sewed them together 9-patch style. I love the secondary design.
I clipped the seams on the back so they would iron flat.
On another note I had my Flags quilt long-arm basted by Barbie Vanderfleet-Martin. You have no idea how happy I am to have this done! This quilt is next on the list to be quilted.
And the binding's all prepped and ready to go for Westering Women :-)
New fabrics from Hancocks and Sew Jersey.
Here are the first two blocks of Gypsy Wife. I'm primarily using fabrics from the 50s-70s but will fill in with newer ones if needed.
I have no real plan color-wise. Just sort of randomly picking fabrics depending on size. This one is called Color Wheel . . .
. . . and this is Pershing. The white & red fabric in the corners was mine when I was in high school. A friend of my grandmother's worked in the fabric dept. at Macy's in NYC and gave me a box of samples :)
Mark your calendars for Quilt Fest NJ. Three weeks and counting--can't wait!
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