Wednesday, November 22, 2017

All Over the Place

It's that time again when I scramble to squeeze in all the things I want to do before we head up north for the holiday. I've got projects 'all over the place'. Would you like to see them?

First stop: Family Room on the chair where I can see 5 Hexies from all angles. Last week I basted, marked, and started quilting this piece. 

On the sofa I've spread out this beautiful Dutch panel that Rachel gave me 17 years ago and made little hexies for the first border. This is a good spot for me to evaluate color placement. More to come :)

In my lap. I'm sewing the binding on my Fall Quilt.

Second Stop: Sewing Room where I put projects on the floor so I can see them when I enter the room. The December Block of the Month is a  Double Nine Patch in wintery blues and crisp whites. It's 14" unfinished. That's a blue on blue print--not black. 

I just had to take a pic of this 1979 Bucilla Patchwork Fan quilt kit that my sister-in-law sent me. Those fabrics sure are bright! I'm not making this quilt anytime soon :)

This is the start of a new project. Well, actually the leaf is the new part. The stars are leftover from the Stars In A Time Warp SAL so I'm really just playing around with this combo. I appliqued the leaf yesterday just because . . :) 

And on my design wall is the layout for the basket blocks I've been making in Barb V's unofficial SAL. I'm leaning toward a narrow dark inner border and a large floral outer border Edyta Sitar-style.


I saw this postcard at the Brownstone Show announcing an exhibit of NJ DAR's historic quilts. You can read more about the Schuyler-Hamilton house here and Morris County's Holly Walk on Dec. 2 & 3 here

Check out this interesting NJ quilt on Barbara Brackman's Cloud of Quilt Patterns blog :) HQPNJ documented this quilt at the Hunterdon County Quilt Discovery Day in 1989. Make sure you click on the link under the photo to access the information on The Quilt Index.

See you next week and have a . . .

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Copyright 2017, Barbara Schaffer


  1. Love seeing all your projects, especially the Dutch panel and hexies. You're really moving along.

  2. what an inspiring post! I love your basket blocks and layout! I've been away from my project but will return soon.
    I didn't even know that they had kits in the 1970s - yikes remember those colors? My BR was orange, yellow and lime green :)
    Your Dutch panel and little epp flowers are so charming!
    happy thanksgiving up north!
    p.s. how did I not know about that blog of BB? how many does she have?

  3. Love all those projects. The panel with the hexies is wonderful. Those colors from the 70's are so distinctive. Great baskets. The border fabric is a good pick.

  4. Wow! You certainly shouldn't get bored with this array of beautiful projects!!

  5. You do have a lot going on! I love all your projects, but particularly the medallion with surrounding hexies, oh and the appliqued leaf with the Time Warp Stars, oh and the Cake stand with fabulous border print, and.... Well, you get the picture. Nice work! Wish I could go to the DAR exhibit with you!