Nov. 10…. Hand quilt along update……

A warm welcome to Bella,and Daisy ,so glad you joined us and looking forward to seeing your projects. Connie ,delighted to have you on the list again.😊

I had these old blocks setting in the sewing closet for awhile just waiting for me to do something with them. Let’s take a look at these little blocks..

As you can see the blocks were not all the same size,so I first trimmed them to 4”

Some of the seams were off very much so, so I redid those. I am beginning to think that some were beginners block…. so was it a young one or an adult??

The stitching on some of the blocks definitely showed signs of someone learning….

Some were done by machine… wonder if it was a treadle like my great Grammy had ,or an older hand crank machine?
Then some were done by a more experienced hand,these blocks will not tear at the seams any to soon! They were first sewn to together then press open with a whipped stitch on top . Very neatly done.
Then there were blocks that were marked with a stitched H…did it mean block placement or for a certain pattern that were left overs?
There are still many questions one can ask but this I know that these lovely old “antique” blocks are at least 110 years old, and they needed to be put into a quilt with no added new fabric,and it will make a wonderful piece of history in my house whether hanging on a wall, or draped in an old doll cradle…. which by the way ,I tell my family I’m in need of but haven’t got on yet!😁
I think I will quilt this in a Baptist style pattern,for I will use a pen that the markings disappear rather quickly ,and mark as I go. Like the old log cabin that I’m working on now,so the light hand washing they get will be easy to do .
Now time for update on the old log cabin…
I had three of the blocks to one row done, I was able to finish the other three and roll ,working on the first block in that row.
I’m now half way finished!💃
Rolled row
The block that I’m working on .
Please check out the others in the handquilt along…..
Hand Quilt Along Links

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another. If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

Kathy, Margaret, Emma, Tracy, Susan, Nanette, Edith, Sharon, Karrin, Gretchen, Kathi, Bella, Daisy and Connie

Author: Deb

I'm a wife, Mom mom, and a quilter. I also enjoy nature , history and flowers.

22 thoughts on “Nov. 10…. Hand quilt along update……”

  1. The vintage blocks are so lovely and will look perfect in an old vintage baby carriage ….keep planting that “I need a carriage’ bug. You are really doing a great job refurbishing this beauty. Your log cabin I just love 🙂 Sharon

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  2. It pleases me so much that you find these old beauties and bring them to completion–somewhere some old quilter is smiling down on you for cherishing her work! The range of stitching on these blocks is fascinating!

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    1. Maybe these blocks were owned by someone who was like me … collects scraps ,and the unwanted. I’m sure if someone finds my stash in an hundred years , will either be delighted,or scratching their heads.


  3. I do wonder where the beautiful old four patches originated. Some of those fabrics are in antique quilts I have, too. =) That’s going to be wonderful with Baptist Fan quilting. You made a lot of progress on the log cabin, too!

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  4. Those antique blocks are going to make such a gorgeous quilt. I wish you much fun and pleasure working on that quilt. Also, interesting to read about the finishing with the whipped stitch on top. Have not heard about it before, but I suppose it makes the blocks lay more flat? Anyhow, I really enjoyed your post.

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  5. I love how you are creating a quilt out of these blocks that were made so many years ago. It’s fascinating how some were made by an experienced quilter – others by someone much less skilled.


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