Welcome to my quilting blog! My combined love of sewing and a degree in art brought me to quilting 25+ years ago. I love all the various styles quilting encompasses - art quilts, traditional, woolwork, etc. I have designed my own art quilts and patterns and also love traditional designs (especially needle-turn applique!) So come along on my journey and let's see what quilts we can create.
Sunday, February 26, 2017
1857 Album Quilt Update
I've been having a lot of fun working on these blocks from the 1857 Album Quilt by Sentimental Stitches.
Perfect for some stitching and a cup of tea.
Here are the first six I have appliqued. They are 10" blocks and I am doing needleturn applique - my favorite method!
from the Sentimental Stitches web site.
I really like working in one color and I think these blocks look great in blue and white. The original quilt, which you can see here, is red, green and cheddar.
Here is my fabric pull from my stash for these blocks. As I said in my last post, I won't be making all 64 blocks. Maybe around 36 should be enough!
Also some inspiration from the plate collection on my living room wall.
Here are some closer looks at the blocks. I am not stitching them in any particular order.
However, I focused on the blocks with hearts for the month of February.
Some stitching by the fire. Although we have been in the 70's the past couple of days. Unheard of for February in New Jersey! But I am not complaining!!
I will be working on finishing up this block today. Looks perfect for Spring!
I have a nice cozy place to stitch in my living room, which is perfect. I hope you get to do some slow stitching today.