It's been a productive two weeks . . .
I found some wonderful repro fat quarters at Quilt Fest and bought these with Antebellum #4 Quaker Pride in mind.
I also bought this book which I knew would come in handy when inking the blocks.
In fact, I found a design that I liked. I added my 2nd gr-grandmother's name Eunice Fisk (1802-1844). She is the wife of Henry W. Davis whose name I inked on another block.
I started appliqueing leaf blocks a while ago but decided to quit after four. I had some extra star blocks and thought I'd combine the two. I added 2" hsts around the edges. The top is done and ready to be basted. I plan on hand-quilting it.
The other day I received a surprise package from a friend and inside were these quilting templates. Have you ever seen them before? She told me she got these stamps when she took a quilting class in NJ in the mid 80s. The one that's turned down is a smaller Dresden Plate. Each one has a big wooden knob just like old office stamps. Thanks, Beth!
Beautiful Cherry Blossoms . . .
. . . and a robin that keeps attacking our window. Really! I read robins are known for this behavior when they choose a nesting site. It's a territorial thing and when they think they see a rival in the window's reflection they try to drive it away. For the past few days this bird has been obsessed!
Oh, how I love springtime!
Have a great week :)
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