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Embroidered Wool Quilt — Row 2

I’m excited about this project — it’s a nice change from my usual vintage cottons. The wool is very nice to work with, but no hand quilting on this project — it’s way too thick and many of the squares are a bit fuzzy. I am planning to tie it with yarn and back it…

Revised Mother Goose Quilt Blocks With Verses

The stitching of the verses was finished a while ago, but I just got around to taking photos.  The Old Woman in the Shoe verse got a little jammed up, but I wanted to include the part where she whips them all soundly.  There are several “nice” versions of the Old Woman in the Shoe…

Embroidered Wool Quilt — WIP

Recently I purchased a group of old wool suiting samples.  I have no idea how old they are, but they are definitely vintage — the stickers are yellowed and brittle and the swatches are mostly all wool, with a few wool/silk and wool/rayon blends, but with no modern synthetics.  The patterns are cool, the fabrics…

Mother Goose Quilt Block #1 (with words)

Rather than make another quilt block yesterday, I decided to add text to the blocks. I just finished this Jack and Jill block which was the first one I colored/embroidered. I like the having the verses and it’s nice that most of the rhymes have four lines (although some of the blocks are going to…

Mother Goose Quilt Block #5

I can’t believe I’m making another Mother Goose quilt when I just finished one last week, but I love these illustrations from The Very Young Mother Goose. I am trying to match the colors to the originals because that’s one of the things I love about the pictures — also the shapes of the trees…

Vintage 30’s Fabric Samples – Greens

This is one of the best purchases I’ve made on ebay — an old shoebox packed with over 5,000 vintage 1930’s triangles — and it was so cheap. They were obviously samples because I can’t find a duplicate in the thousands of little pieces. Also, a few had some glue residue or a bit of…

Mother Goose Quilt Blocks 3 & 4

The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe and Hey Didddle Diddle — two more blocks for this quilt, copied from “The Very Young Mother Goose.” These are a lot of fun and go quickly using Crayola crayons and 2 strands of black DMC. On ebay I found a big piece of vintage 36″ wide…

Mother Goose Quilt Block 2

Tom Tom the Piper’s Son is my second quilt block in this series from The Very Young Mother Goose.  Jack and Jill are on block #1.  Now I feel pretty good about these blocks and they are going well, except I just noticed my wheel is more oval than round.  I was thinking that some…

Scottie Quilt Blocks

Several years ago I saw a darling scottie quilt for sale on ebay.  It was a bit worn and stained, but I loved the pattern.  I saved the photos from the listing and was determined to make one of my own.  After drawing the pattern, I began to collect vintage fabric to make the scotties. …

Mother Goose Quilt Block

Here is my second attempt at a Mother Goose quilt block from the book I posted on the 9th.  I’m pleased with the way this turned out.  The black embroidery outline is nice, I think,  but you can’t travel much on the back because the floss shows through the lighter areas.  It requires lots of…