Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Gypsy and Eagle

I must say I've been totally obsessed with this Gypsy Wife quilt and did a few early morning stints in the sewing room (4:30 AM) to get in some extra sewing, cutting, ironing, or just straightening up my mess. 

But the top is done!

I used all vintage fabrics, mostly scraps.

I re-did one block and changed the borders on several just because . . :)

The yardage I had was only 36" wide so had to piece some strips to get longer lengths. But it all worked out. I know what fabrics I'm putting on the back and one is cheater cloth that was made into a skirt. Just need to remove the elastic and casing at the waistband and rip out one seam. I think it'll be just fine :)

I usually quilt in the evenings and started with the eagle in my Flags quilt. 

The echo quilting lines are 1/4" apart.

But there was a lot of space near the wings so I drew in a star and a curve from a plastic template I had from years ago. 

The center is now done and I'm moving on to the stars :)

When Lori at Humble Quilts mentioned the Year of the Rooster Challenge sponsored by Two Thimbles Quilt Shop, I decided to order this special Chinese take-out. What fun! Clever packaging, don't you think? My little quilt is done but you'll have to wait a couple of weeks when it's time to link up with Lori. 

On another note check out a favorite NJ quilt on Barbara B's blog here.  

Have a great week!

Copyright 2017, Barbara Schaffer


  1. Your Gypsy Wife is beyond sensational. I love everything about it!! Your hand quilting is gorgeous. It is nice to relax with hand quilting at night isn't it?

  2. Wow! Fabulous. The bright colors are lovely. I wouldn't have guess they were vintage. The echo quilting is gorgeous and accentuates the eagle. I'm an evening quilter too.

  3. 4:30 am ??? Oooohhh my... but I admit the result is beautiful !! I love the block with the eagle and your stitches are sooo gorgeous !

  4. wow you did that so fast, so you must have really enjoyed it. It looks great.
    Your quilting is fun and free and looks great.
    yay for the YofR challenge. Mine is done too! it was fun.

  5. That quilt is pretty spectacular and looks like a lot of fun to piece! Your handquilting looks excellent- Love your eagle!

  6. I love the Gipsy Wife, I have to buy this pattern, on my to-do list from years :)