This week I finished a small Nine Patch Repro and made the 4th block in the Westering Women quiltalong.
This is the little antique quilt that caught my eye on Pinterest. I loved its simplicity and the unbalanced 9-Patch set. I never would have thought to arrange the blocks this way.
And this is my version. The border
fabric is what started it all. It measures 24-1/2" x 29" with 4-1/2" blocks and a 3-1/2" border. I wasn't going for an exact repro but tried to keep the fabrics fairly close in value and color while making substitutions along the way.
You know by now that I'm not a machine quilter but decided I better 'get movin' if I wanted to make a dent in my growing backlog of quilts needing to be quilted, lol! So I used Hobbs fusible batting and machine quilted it in a 1" crosshatch allover. This was my first time using Aurifil thread and I was really pleased with the result.
This is the back before I sewed on the label.
Here's a detail . . .
. . . and finally the label :)
I've always liked the Tree of Life pattern so when this month's Westering Women block was Lone Elm I finally had my chance to make one. I'm using Barbara
B.'s Alice's Scrapbag fabrics with a few others mixed in. Piecing was done in four sections and I only had a few rip-outs along the way, lol!
And if you follow Barbara's Material Culture blog you'll see a NJ quilt on her most recent post Potted Plants with Reverse Applique. Scroll down to the pic of alternating red and green blocks with a vine border on the left. HQPNJ documented this quilt years ago and if you own a copy of our book, New Jersey Quilts, you can read all about it on page 15 :) The quilt is in the collection of the Hopewell Museum, Hopewell, NJ.
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