Wednesday, January 9, 2019

2018 Cont'd and Antebellum #12

From July to December I made mostly little quilts but evenings were spent hand quilting a large one.

For July's mini I tried to reproduce vintage 9-patch blocks and combined them with 70s brown fabrics but it's not my favorite finish.   

I had a small baggie of leftover blue squares from a previous project. August mini was quick and easy.


That led me to make another r/w/b little quilt . . .

. . . and yet another. The ideas just kept coming until I finally finished up that little bag of squares :)


Large floral strips and leftover triangles were combined for September's mini.


Me, modern?? I made the Spiral Log Cabin block for our guild's BOM but never went to the meeting. So I added a little pooch and checkerboard border for October's little quilt.


November's little quilt needed a little bed :)


It took 4 months to quilt Scrappy Squares. It was finished in November.


I get so much done when I'm in my sewing room at 4:30 a.m. I have a whole hour to sew to my heart's content before tackling the day. December's little quilt was the perfect way to end the year :)

Double Life is the last block in Barbara B's Antebellum Album Quilt series.


I found this original inking on Sandra Starley's blog Textile Time Travels.


My version.  


I must admit I really enjoyed my inking journey this past year :)

As always thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and for leaving a comment. You make my day! 

Here's to a fantastic 2019!

Copyright 2019, Barbara Schaffer



  1. Lovely little quilts! I really enjoy your inking too- so beautiful!

  2. Your minis are so unique... and simply adorable!

  3. All of those are absolutely gorgeous; beautiful work! ---"Love"

  4. I too have enjoyed your inking journey this year. I need to set some time aside to practice. Yours are simply gorgeous! You have a productive year with some stunning accomplishments. Thanks for sharing with us!

  5. It was a fun post seeing allowed your July through December mini's all in one place. Loved the journey. Each months inkings get more elaborate. This one is lovely. Scrappy Squares is beautiful, rich with colors and pattern.

  6. Loved looking at your little quilts, I also love to make vintage mini quilts. I'm ready to put my BOM blocks into the quilt. Will look forward to seeing your together.

  7. So fun seeing all your minis again. Love that Santa toile!

  8. Loved the parade of minis. So much inspiration here. All the best for the new year. ;^)

  9. What a wonderful year in review! Wow Barbara you made so many beautiful and fun little minis.
    Your inking is really gorgeous and you'll have a new "heirloom" with that one. Happy New Year and here's to 2019~

  10. Nice review. I LOVE 9-patches, by the way. And little quilts! Great start of a new year, dreams and wishes will HAPPEN.

  11. They are absolutely beautiful quilts ( as all your work is). Congratulations. It is so inspiring. This post has a lot of interesting information and inspiration.
    Regards, ctnbee

    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment :) Appreciate it!

  12. Wow, you did a great job recreating my antique inking. It looks perfect in that Double Star.