Ladies' Aid NY Sampler is done! I started this quilt two years ago when Barbara Brackman asked if I was interested in making blocks for her upcoming block-of-the month. Having just moved from NJ to NY I said 'Yes'! See Barbara's post here.
This photo was taken when I finished the top in Dec '21.
I had decided to quilt various motifs--birds, flowers, stars, butterfly, squirrel--rather than an overall design. I also didn't quilt the sashing or border. This was indicative of the style of album quilts that were being made in NY in the 1860s or so. It felt strange not to get carried away with lots of quilting.
I know it's hard to see but this one has a bird in all four corners.
And this one has birds, a flower, and a squirrel.
I also quilted around each applique with minor quilting on the tops of some but not all.
Had to put it on a bed to photograph because there's no room on my design wall.
Barbara's Ladies' Legacy fabric is on the back :)
Moving on to my next project . . .
Since I last posted a photo of my log cabin blocks, I turned them all 1/4 to the right so now the dark strips are at the left and top rather than the left and bottom. I like them this way. I plan on making another 10 giving me 6 across and 7 down. Not sure where I'm heading after that . . .
On Memorial Day let us not forget PFC James Ohlinger who was killed in Vietnam at the age of twenty-one. His final resting place is Restland Memorial Park, E. Hanover, NJ.
Enjoy the holiday and all it entails--family, friends, cookouts, games, and just plain FUN!
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