Friday, October 6, 2017

Palmateer Pt, Fall Blocks, Moon, and Quilts

Isn't this the sweetest?? Palmateer Point top is done :) What a fun little QAL with Lori! Check out her blog to see where she got the inspiration for this little piece and to see what others have made.

Thanks, Lori! I'm anxious to start quilting it!

I definitely got carried away making Disappearing Nine Patch blocks and have decided to stop at twelve. Now I'm playing with some sashing and border fabrics but haven't quite found the right mix. I'm trying to use what I have in my stash. This is Version1 but it seems kind of dark. 

And this is Version2. Not sure I'm liking this one either. Too blah. I think it should be brighter. So I'll continue to search . . . 

We drove up to the cabin yesterday and last night the moon was so bright it lit up the driveway and the trees.

I was hoping to take some fall foliage pictures today but there's not much color yet. Instead I'll show you a couple of fall-themed quilts that I made which you may or may not have seen before.

I made Autumn in the High Peaks for my brother's 75th birthday in 2012. I used all leafy fabrics along with some solids from the 60s that once belonged to our mother :)


After I made my brother's quilt I used all the leftover triangles in Falling Leaves. I loved working on this size quilt. It's 27" square, machine pieced, and hand quilted. 

If you have a minute hop on over to Barb V.'s blog. She posted some wonderful pics of her NJ-inspired quilt along with my New Beginnings quilt. Thanks, Barb!  

Have a great week!

Copyright 2017, Barbara Schaffer



  1. Love your fabric choices for Lori’s QAL - it really turned out great. You have been busy with all your other projects too! I saw that full moon the other night too - it’s reflection was in our pond.

  2. Love your fall quilts! I went hiking today and didn't see as much color as I wanted. You really captured the vintage look with your Palmateer Point quilt. Nice job! Thanks for joining in!

  3. I always enjoy seeing what you're working on and what you've done in the past. I loved both yours and Barb's interpretation of the NJ heirloom

  4. What a sweet Palmateer quilt. I love your brothers quilt and how special to use fabric from your mother. Not much color yet here in Southern NH either...

  5. Your Palmateer is beautiful Barbara !
    I have read the blog of Barb yesterday and wrote that I loved your version of your quilt too !

  6. great SAL version. and it was great to see your fall themed quilts. That cable on the border is one of my favorite quilting designs. Looks great.
    I've never made a DNP but it must be fun.

  7. New to your blog. I love your Palmateer Point top. It was a fun sew along. Lori come up with such great reproduction quilts. Love all your projects. Hugs

  8. Your SAL turned out beautifully. Very nice work!
    Love the Fall inspired pieces--especially the one made with your leftovers. :)

  9. Really enjoy your little Palmateer quilt. Your brother's quilt is precious. How lovely to use vintage bits with associations in a special quilt. Penny