Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Aurora Colony Quilt Show

Cory and I made a quick trip this weekend to the Aurora Quilt show at the Old Aurora Colony Museum. It's always such a great setting! They rotate the museum's antique quilts, so I do see many of the same ones every few years. Why is it I don't get tired of seeing them?

First up today is the antique quilts I love so much. Not all of these belong to the museum.

I've seen this one before, but this year it really caught my eye.
It had this great butterscotch border with that brown print! And look at that star print!!
I feel a very green quilt creeping up in the near future....

Great colors.
Lovely quilting.

Hope you enjoyed the show!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Porch Quilt Part 6

My quilt section went together pretty well! Surprise!

 I opted for my initials on the one floral block between stars. I do wish the stars were a bit larger.
 I had to add a strip under my basket to bring it up to the correct size. I knew when I made it, that I was an inch or so short.
 I can't remember what happened to my basket. I had to add a strip there as well. 
I think it is pretty darn cute!
Here is Cathy S blocks. I love the little door on the bird house. I think I may need to use that idea. Great quilt Cathy!

Next month we are doing the bicycle! I'm going to be gone for 2 weeks in November, so I'll let you know when we will be sharing the next part. I am thinking the end of November.  
I'd love to shoot for getting the body complete before the end of the year! But, one month at a time for now.

Lets get the center section together too.

Send me your photos or link up!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Quilters Madder Finale

Using the pieces with the same background assemble your block like the photo. This traditional block is called Old Maids Puzzle.
 Obviously I wasn't too worried about sharp points! LOL I love this madder fabric!
 And this fabric! Make 6 of these blocks.

 I laid my blocks out on my design wall and still messed them up! The bottom right 1/2 block got mixed up with the block above it. My pinks are closer together than I would like as well, but it's too late now!
Because mine is quilted and DONE! 
I hope you are happy with your Humble Quilts mystery! It is a little bigger than the others I've done, but it just worked and I wasn't up to making up weird sizes.

Here is the inspiration for "Quilters Madder"

Thanks for sewing along! I'll add a linky in about a week or so, so we can see them all! 
You can quilt yours any way you'd like. I machine quilted horizontal and vertical in the ditch on each row.
I hand quilted an X in the 3 1/2" squares, handquilted in the ditch next to the large madder triangle and stitched a line diagonally through the 2" patches. 

Monday, October 17, 2016

McCall, Idaho Quilting

The mountain town I went to with my sister had 2 quilt shops! On the off season the population is quite small, so I was surprised. 

 Huckleberry patches was a woolly wonder! Who doesn't recognize this Sue Spargo pattern? It was obvious they were fans!

  Look at that BOM using French General fabric! Wow! I thought it was a cheater panel- it isn't!
 This quilty looking iron grate surrounded the trees downtown. Any quilter would be able to spot that pattern! (my sister didn't)

I was hoping to have some more quilty pleasures at Grannys Attic. 
But apparently they are doing well enough to close up shop! Maybe next time. 

Here's my instagram feed for the week!

Happy Monday!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Quilters Madder Part 3

I was trying to avoid you cutting, sewing, cutting,  sewing and have you do all the cutting at once. I've changed the directions to try and clarify them! Updated October 17, 2016
For this step we will be using the half square triangles we made last week. 

From each of your 4 hst madder/background fabrics..... 

  ....cut four (4) 2" squares and  lay them out like the photo above to make a cute little bowtie 4 patch.
Do that with all 6 background/madder pairs.

Using the 2 hst background/madders do the same.
You will have 16 of these little bow-tie 4 patches.

Using the background fabric of your 12 hst/bowties cut two (2) 2 3/8" squares. Cut the 2 3/8 squares on the diagonal to make 4 triangles. 
Cut (1) 2 3/8" square for your single bowtie/4 patches, then cut it on the diagonal to make 2 triangles.

Add them to your hst, one side at a time, pressing before adding the second triangle as shown in the photo.

 Press toward the background triangles.

For the single bowtie/4patch,

Get your madder and cut a square 3 7/8" then on the diagonal for 2 triangles. (we are only using one) 
 Lay out your madder triangle as shown and sew.
You should end up with 4 of these.

Cut another matching madder 3 7/8" then cut on the diagonal. You'll be using both of these to make 12 of these blocks. They should measure 3 1/2"

 The finale is next Friday and I'll show the antique that inspired this little "Quilters Madder" quilt.



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