Saturday, February 27, 2021

February Mini

 Just in the nick of time!

While digging through a drawer of rejects, orphan blocks, etc., I came across these hsts and immediately paired them with a large scale border print. Found a backing and quilted diagonal rows for the finish. Voila! Quick and easy! It's 10" x 12". 

Note these triangle prints . . .

. . . they are the same ones I used when I made my Feb 2018 mini. What a surprise!

Be sure to visit Wendy's blog to see more fabulous minis!   

Some winter scenery . . . 

The view at the end of a snowshoe hike with my daughter.

A #10 Adirondack blue sky day.

More prints in the driveway.

Ausable Point on Lake Champlain where Bald Eagles had been spotted this week.

We get vaccinated next week. Yay!

Copyright 2021, Barbara Schaffer


Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Deacon Blocks 65-68

Another month, another 4, and only 17 more to the finish line . . . 

We're finally closing in on the center section :)

                                         Block 65 attributed to Abigail S Coles New Jersey

I really enjoyed making this simple yet effective block.

                                                 Block 66 attributed to S.W. Coles

That appliqued center took forever :)

                                         Block 67 "4 mo 14th 1842 Richard Buzby"

There are so many different reds in this quilt.

                                       Block 68 attributed to Elizabeth B Deacon 1842

What's wrong with that center? It's slanted and drives me crazy! 

This month's group of 4 :)

Last week I received an envelope of selvage snippets from Nancy in MI. Thank you so much! I already have something in mind :)

I'll be back on Sunday with my monthly mini. Until then enjoy the rest of your week!


Copyright 2021, Barbara Schaffer 

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

It's A Finish!

It was October 2017 when Barb V. posted that she and a friend had decided to make basket blocks and invited anyone to join in on the fun. So I did!

I started with some fat quarters and other miscellaneous fabrics that just never fit into any other projects. But for this quilt they were perfect! 

I like the strong contrast . . .

. . . and the border fabric that Barb shared with me years ago. Thanks, Barb!

Here's a detail of the quilting. 

And a full view on the floor. 

I'm still working on better lighting where my design wall is but this is the finished quilt. It's 49-1/2" x 49-1/2". 

So now I'm quilting Marbles--a UFO that's on my to-do list this year. 

I couldn't resist buying a Wool Moda Scrap Bag on Green Fairy Quilts though I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it. All the strips are short lengths and about an inch wide. I actually like looking at them just the way they are :) 

One of the big winter attractions in this area is the Ice Castle in Saranac Lake. Normally you'd be able to park your car and walk around but this year people have been told to stay in their cars and drive by--or better yet stay home and come back next year!


Copyright 2021, Barbara Schaffer