I started making Dear Daughter blocks over a year ago and decided it was time to put them all together and finish the top. Why? Read on . . .
These are some of the blocks that were being offered by Gay at Sentimental Stitches. I focused on the ones that were signed by New Jersey quiltmakers in 1852.
The four that I featured in the center were the most difficult to applique but I found those birds to be absolutely charming. They make me smile.
There is only one pieced block and that is the one in the upper center.
Many of the original blocks were made by members of the Dunham family in Piscataway, NJ, like the one on the lower left . . .
. . . and the quirky floral bud stem above.
We arrived at the cabin yesterday afternoon and I brought my Dutch Panel quilt to work on.
I'll do simple cross-hatch quilting on the entire piece . . .
. . . and outline the large rosette and quilt in and around each small hexie. It's moving right along.
The leaves are turning and we saw some pretty spectacular colors once we got off the Adirondack Northway. This is our everyday view :)
We're babysitting our granddog for the next 10 days. She is such a sweetheart!
So here's the real reason for assembling the Dear Daughter top . . .
I'm ready to join in on the fun of reproducing another NJ quilt--the Ella Maria Deacon quilt that was made in Mt. Holly NJ in 1842. And once again Sentimental Stitches is offering the patterns for ALL 85 of these blocks. Check out the first set here.
More to come :)
Enjoy your week!
Copyright 2019, Barbara Schaffer