Wednesday, September 28, 2022

September Little Quilt: Old and New

Remember when I bought Dawn's Log Cabin quilt at auction? And I had removed two odd blocks in an unfinished row? Well, guess what? I turned those two extra blocks into this month's mini.

These are the extras which I decided to separate and reverse. 

Why? I don't really know! My plan was to mirror image the original blocks--on the diagonal--and then try to reproduce them. So the green/black stripe in the upper right will now have a more less matching fabric on the lower left.

So as not to get confused with placement, I made xerox copies to use as my guides. The center squares are 2-1/2" finished, the strips are 1" and the blocks are 8-1/4".

I tried to match lights and darks as best I could. Even used a strip of the original paisley backing from Dawn's Snowball quilt. I added the conversational print after nixing a stripe that would have been too dark and used the reverse side of a print for the center square.

All in all I'm happy with the end result except I would have really preferred a ditsy shirting fabric in place of the conversational print I used. 

This wonderful high wheeler repro was in Natalie's stash :) The finished piece is 17" x 17". Now I feel the urge to make another Log Cabin quilt--a little larger though--and in browns and neutrals. So easy once you get going!

Be sure and visit Wendy's blog on the 30th when she will post her mini along with links to all the other monthly mini-makers :)

Don't you just love these Chinese Lanterns?? There's a big patch in a neighbor's front yard :) 

Enjoy your week!


Copyright 2022, Barbara Schaffer

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

UFO#4 Morris Geese is Done!

I've been trying to work my way through some UFOs and am happy to report another one is finished!

I started this piece in 2021 after receiving samples of William Morris fabric from Barbara B. Thank you, Barbara! I looked forward to this new challenge so when I saw a quilt on Pinterest that I liked I dug right in. I drafted my own pattern of 12" blocks with 2" finished hsts for the sashing and 4" borders with geese corners. I used the geese paper foundation piecing pattern from the Deacon quilt and 2" finished Triangles on a Roll.

                                                    Block 1

                                                    Block 2

                                                                           Block 3

Block 4 
So after I drafted the entire quilt (more or less) I happened to see a free pattern on Old Country Store Fabrics for the Tide Pools Quilt, the one I saw on Pinterest! Who knew??

Dawn at Cabin Creek Stitchery machine quilted it for me :) Thanks, Dawn!
I put the same border fabric on the back with a strip of green from the thrift shop. Ta-da!

Such a pretty assortment of fall flowers from the farm!

Enjoy your week! 

Copyright 2022, Barbara Schaffer