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

Sept. 29… Hand quilt along update….

Quilt” is derived from the Latin word culcita, which means “stuffed sack.”

And…

The earliest depiction of quilting was discovered in Egypt; it was an ivory figurine of a pharaoh wearing quilted clothing, ca. 3400 BC

Well they say it’s fall time but I’m not really ready to believe that yet as it is still very much like summer here! And dry, we are in what I’ve just learned a flash drought.

So with this flash drought ,I have no grass to cut,or weed whacking to do, it’s been in the upper 90’s to 100’s so I decided to keep my nose inside as much as possible.

Welcome back quilting!👏👏

Here’s where I was …. working in the two center blocks

Finished those two blocks,and quilted the last two ,along with the border.

Closer look at the quilting

Ready for another row of blocks. There’s a little bit of looseness in the blocks but the quilting seems to handle it okay.

That’s it for me this around.😊

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, MargaretEmmaTracySusan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrinGretchen and Kathi

 

July 28….Hand Quilt Along Update…

So true!

Even though I’m doing a turtle pace on this quilt …however it will slowly get there. The pace will pick up after a bit when there aren’t so many other demands.

Here’s were I was last time..

Here’s where I am right now…

I finished the above block and almost finished the last one of this row. It is stitch in the ditch stitch in this block.

I would of had more done other than the fact that when putting up chicken wire around the biddies house to keep the snakes out,as I had 10 of them eaten,8 in one night!😡… any way I put a small cut on my finger ,and it’s amazing how just a small cut will keep one from quilting..😏 so instead of listening to me woes …go check what the others are up too!🤓

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, MargaretEmmaTracyDeb, Susan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrinGretchen and Kathi

 

May 27… hand quilt along update

Sorry… folks I missed posting yesterday! We were camping in a no signal zone. It was a quick decision to go that I didn’t have time to schedule a post. It was a hot weekend of temps in the 98* to 100* so we went to find water.

I decided to do the log cabin quilt this time around. It will be a no marked quilt ,for I don’t want to have to wash this quilt in a machine. It just might be to fragile for that,or those reds bleed out when washed.

Here’s the start!

I’m not going to set any goals on this one ,what gets done in three weeks who knows.. if the hot weather continues in the 100’s in just might be a lot.

Until next time time check out the others lovely projects!

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.

KathyMargaretEmmaTracySusan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrin, and Gretchen