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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

NWPA Group Picnic

Above is one of the NWPA ladies, Jill.  A state rep. came to the group's annual picnic and presented her with a Citation for participating and winning in a quilt contest.  It also acknowledged her community work.  She is a lovely person and should be proud of herself for receiving this honor.  Way to Go, Jill!
The picnic was held at Judith's lovely home and studio and she is so gracious and fun, you just automatically love her.  Donna Stickovich at Quilting on the Mon was the guest speaker and she brought antique quilts and tops for us to study.  Following are photos of some of them, but no comments. You can visit Donna's blog and I am sure you will find info on all of them.











It was a wonderful day.  Thank you to Judith and her group.
Till next time............
Sheila

Monday, June 25, 2012

A new McCord - Yippee

You know how it is - sometimes there is nothing in your quilt life to blog about and sometimes there is an overload.  Lots to write about, but I settled on this news - there is a new McCord Quilt.  Click on the side of my blog onto Barbara Brackman's blog and as they say: Read All About It! The new museum acquisition features Mrs. McCord's famous leaf vines.  Long ago, I came across this little postcard book:
(Yes, I like little books, too.)  At the time,  I didn't realize how famous she was, but I loved her quilts.  Two of my miniatures were inspired by two of her full size quilts:



Next time a post about a lovely quilting picnic with my Pennsylvania friends.....
Sheila

Monday, June 11, 2012

Not a finish!

I received an email from Jenny in England asking me a few questions about the B. Brackman Civil War Quilt.  I kept up fairly well for awhile, but after sewing it together, I never got around to adding any borders and put it away. It is taped to the back of a door and it is not a great photo, but there it is.   Jenny mentioned that she couldn't find a blog post for Blocks 5 and 40.  Well, so much for being organized!  At the beginning of the project, I played around with 2 inch blocks and antique fabric.  I changed my mind and went with 4" blocks and Moda fabrics (all designed by Barbara Brackman, of course). So, it took me awhile to get my blog posts straightened out, and apparently I didn't do a scan and post of Block 5.  It is one of the blocks shown below in the first row, but I don't know which one:
As for Block 40, I guess it was ready to post, but never got there!  Here it is:
I'll keep you posted, if I ever finish it!
Till next time..........
Sheila

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A Finish!

Here is my Miniature Multicolor Ocean Waves Quilt.  It is hard to see the colors in the photo, so I tried to scan a close-up for you.  The quilt is 13.5" x 16.5" and I didn't count the number of pieces, but there are a lot.  The half square triangle units finish at 3/8" square.  The fabrics are ca. 1870's in my favorite colors - double pink, double blue, red, yellow and green.  Although my photo isn't the best, these colors really work in a miniature. 
My next project involves this fabric:
My husband and I are scheduled to go to a quilt study day in August.  We will be studying quilts from the 1870's and I wanted to make something special for the day.  Dating fabrics is difficult and it is fun to get something that is so easy to identify.  Even though this fabric says 1776 under the portrait, it was made in 1876 to celebrate the centennial.  It is lovely fabric.  I have designed a quilt around it.  I will be sharing it in future posts.  I purchased this fabric from Mary Koval when she used to set up a booth at the Paducah Quilt Show.  It has been in my stash for a long time, but the time has come to use it!
Till next time............
Sheila