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Reproduction Antique Basket 4-Patch Crib Quilt Top

You can read about the original antique quilt in an earlier post. Because my blocks are slightly smaller (3″ instead of 3 1/2″), I decided to make the quilt one block longer and wider. My version ended up at (50″ x 57″) — a bit larger than the original. Also, I lost the template I made…

Liberated Basket Quilt-a-Long — Fishy Border

I live on the Pacific Northwest coast, so of course I’m going to make salmon for my fish border. Still, even though I came up with an idea right away, it took me forever to stitch them, and I just barely finished in time. Also, I ran into the same problem I had with the log…

Tops From the Trunk — Unknown Diamond Pattern

I love this unusual pattern, but I have not been able to find a name or photo anywhere. If you have any information about the pattern, I would love to hear from you. The diamond shaped pieces appear to be from the 1950s, with bright solids and small novelty and floral prints. Although it must have…

Tops From the Trunk — Antique Nine-Patch Variation

This is one of two tops that I recently purchased from a seller who bought them at an estate sale (the other top was featured in an earlier post). She thought they were made by the same person, and I suspect that’s true. The hand piecing is similar, and several prints are repeated in both quilts. Like…

My Humble Quilts Swap Quilt Arrived

Yesterday I received this wonderful little quilt from Marian Edwards, who lives in Australia. Marian is a prolific quilter, who makes tiny quilts as well as great big ones. She is just finishing up a gorgeous Dear Jane, and that is no small feat. Enlarge the photo to see the adorable prints and the teeny…

Tops From the Trunk — Antique Flying Geese

Since I first began using vintage and antique fabrics to make my quilts, my sources have been old tops, blocks and scraps that I carefully pick apart. Most of the tops I purchase have issues related to condition and construction, so I never feel guilty about taking them apart. Until last year, only one top I purchased…

WIP Wednesday — Old Italian Block Doll Quilt

This isn’t actually a Work in Progress anymore, since the little quilt is finished, and these photos were taken before washing and drying, so the quilt is a bit more crinkly now. I think you can make out the hand quilting if you click to enlarge the photos. I’m excited to send this quilt to its new owner,…

WIP Wednesday — Crazy Courthouse Steps Vintage Quilt Top

I hope those of you who were fans of the original quilt top will not be disappointed that I ended up changing it a bit. In the process of pressing the top to prep for quilting, I realized it was never going to be flat enough to stitch. I also discovered, upon closer inspection, that the top did…

Vintage Rayon Quilt

My mother-in-law, Gail, recently gave me this quilt which she found while cleaning out her enormous linen closet. Although she was sure one of her relatives had made it, she couldn’t remember any of the details. The quilt was clean, had never been washed, and the fabrics were in wonderful condition. There was just one…

Scottie Dog Doll Quilt

Here’s my first quilt finish for 2016 — a miniature version of the WIP full-sized quilt I started years ago. My big scotties have a cute bow, but the design had to be simplified for a doll-sized quilt. The setting with blue and white stripes is just the same, although hopefully my big quilt won’t…

Antique Log Cabin Quilt

My attraction to this quilt top probably has something to do with the fact that I am pretty particular about my piecing. Don’t get me wrong — I often substitute prints, and I don’t mind seaming a piece when I don’t have large enough scrap, but when I sew the pieces together, I like the…

Antique Circle Quilt

I’m so happy to have finished the quilting on this lovely turn-of-the-century quilt top which I purchased from my friend Patty (Patalier on Etsy). The quilter did an amazing job hand piecing the curves and matching points, and the top was perfectly flat, clean and crisp. I wish I knew the pattern name, but Patty and…

String Star Quilt and Stencil Company Giveaway

It took six months to complete the quilting, but the String Star quilt is finally done. I’m very pleased with the feather quilting, and it was such fun to stitch that I’m a little sorry it’s done. Two Stencil Company templates were used in the plain spaces (10″ feather square and 5″ feather wreath), while the string stars…

My Swap Doll Quilt Arrived!

A package arrived from Margaret today, and you can imagine how excited I was to open these cute presents. First, the adorable quilt — such a great pattern and colors with those little pinwheels and cute striped border, and look at that amazing quilting. And there was more — cool pins to hold thread spools and bobbins together, and…

Album Doll Quilt for Swap

Finally I have finished this little quilt for the swap organized by Lori at Humble Quilts. The quilting is about as close as I can get it, which I think suits the scale of the miniature quilt (block size is 3 1/4″). The blocks are stitched with a diagonal grid, and the sashing is ditch stitched…