Thursday, November 12, 2015

Provincial Stars, Quilt Show & Misc.

Oh, I wish I had a yellow and red Provincial print for just one star! 

Instead I had large florals and the Wm. Penn fabric I'm using in my Stars quilt.

A floral stripe by Andover Fabrics . . .

. . . and one by Faye Burgos for Marcus Brothers. 

Nice primary colors.

Windham's Wm. Penn's Vision c. 1820 by Patty Harants. 

Last Friday I met Rachel at the Brownstone Quilters Show in Allendale, NJ. It's one of our favorites with lots of beautiful quilts. 

Best In Show was Kaleidoscope by Daryl Ferber quilted by Barbara Tibus. It also won 1st Place in the Bed Quilt Professionally Quilted category. The origin of the pattern was "Blessings" from Quiltmania.

Hexagon Star by Meryl Liss won Best Hand Workmanship in the Bed Quilt Pieced category. 

Barb V.s Jubilee Quilt won 1st Place in the Bed Quilt Appliqued category. There was a 2nd ribbon, too--Quilt Show Chair! Just look at those perfectly round stuffed berries! Congrats, Barb!

And yet another prizewinner! Barb's Hot Flash took an Honorable Mention. Hop on over to her blog to see more.

Ohio - My Birth State was made by Diane Zettler. The pattern was from Fons & Porter magazine. There are 123 stars!

Over Time by Ellen Van Howling won 3rd place in the Bed Quilt Pieced category. It's an interesting mix of techniques, fabrics, and fancy machine quilting.

Look at all these Bowties--82 of them from Barb's Civil War Bowtie swap and no two are alike :)

And guess what was tucked in with the Bowties? This charming assortment of Conversation Prints from Nancy R. Thank you so much!

Remember when I purchased this Bowtie top at a church sale? I decided I'm going to use it to practice machine quilting. I added borders and fused all three layers together using Hobbs Fusible Batting. We'll see how it goes. 

I spotted one of the pillowcase dresses I made for Dresses for Bolivia on Lori's Humble Quilts Blog here. The 11th pic down shows a little girl wearing it over a blue tee :)  Thanks, Lori, for the opportunity!   

Woo-Hoo! Phase I of the  Woodlawn Cemetery Project (Bronx, NY) is complete and I was one of the top six volunteers with 48,762 data entries! Is that crazy?? This was over a period of 7 months--January to August. Stay tuned . . .    


Copyright 2015, Barbara Schaffer


  1. The quilt with the scallop borders is very pretty. Thank you for sharing the quilt show photos.

  2. Love kaleidoscope and the star quilt. Both are stunning. I am going to look for that pattern in my old quilt mania magazines. Maybe I will be lucky! The bow ties are so cute and your top is perfect for a practice . Just a suggestion, since you used fusible batting. You may want to set up a practice quilt with it in there so you can test it. If it is tacky maybe a bigger needle? jUst a thought. It will be a great quilt.

  3. Thanks for the Quilt Show pictures - beautiful quilts and can't get enough of Barb's Jubilee! Your stars are gorgeous as usual - such a lovely fabric study. Have fun with your machine quilting!

  4. Quilt shows are always so inspirational and motivating. Thanks for sharing. Your provincial blocks are great. You must have a huge stack of star blocks! What an awesome project you've been working on with all of those cemetery entries. Families doing research on ancestries will be grateful for your work.

  5. Beautiful quilts, all! The bow tie exchange - cool! I think your provincials are great! I don't have any. I'm being a little more "casual" with my stars in a time warp - just making stars with the repro fabric I have on hand. Looks like a cute quilt to practice machine quilting with.

  6. Thank you for sharing these beautiful quilts !! I hope you saw Barb there...
    Do you have an idea for the setting of your bow ties swap ?
    Your stars are beautiful chose wonderful fabrics !!

  7. What a great post on the quilt show! It was great to see you and Rachael. I'm so glad you both enjoyed it. I always love to see how you do your stars. I'm behind as usual. What sweet bow tie quilt!

  8. I have a large piece of a red+yellow striped print that I used in one of my stars, shown in my post today. I'd be happy to send you a piece. It's not the prettiest provincial print, and I'm not happy with the gold I put with it in a star, but if you're interested, I'd be happy to share.