Friday, February 13, 2015

Stars in a Time Warp


I am shamefully behind on posting my Stars in a Time Warp  "stars". Do check out Cyndi's on her blog today, they are beautiful! I have really had fun trying to follow Barbara's direction.

Quote from her Blog: I also think the best way to learn to make reproduction quilts is to study a quilt by copying it. You copy not only the fabric but also the fabric choices made by the original quiltmaker. It's not enough to use antique-looking prints, you need to use them the way they were used in the past.

The January 21st color was Prussian Blue. One of my favorites so not problem with this one. I pieced the center block as I might have done in the mid nineteenth century.


The January 28th fabric was "shirtings". I have lots of those too. I decided to use a piece of indigo from the AQSG 1825 line for one of them. I know shirtings were popular more than 70 years later, but then how often have we seen a scrap quilt with fabrics spanning 100 years. I thought that in 1890 I would have reached into my grandmother's scrap bag for a tiny bit of blue to go with my shirting. (sorry for the blurry photo, I am still trying to get used to my husband's iPad - or maybe it was just frozen at 4 below zero this morning!)


The February 4 color was chrome yellow/orange - my all time favorite! I used a Lancaster blue with one and a Dargate and AQSG Mill Book lavender for the other.  Love those dots!


This week's color was overdyed green solid. I'm not mush for solids of any kind, but I was at Cyndi's on Wednesday and she was kind enough to share this solid with me. Of course I had to add the printed one to the center. I only made one of these but I made 3 Turkey red ones, so I now have 10. Can't wait to see what people will do with these when we are through.


And, I know people who don't live in New England are tired of hearing about our weather this year, but not quite as tired as we are of having it! The sign at the end of my street says it all! And we are due for 2 more feet on Saturday - seriously??


We are running out of places to put it! That is my house behind this pile of snow. The sign is moot since it is too cold for ANY kids to play outside. We are lucky here on the coast, at my sister's in the western mountains it is 24 below with the wind chill this morning. - seriously?






18 comments:

  1. Love your stars. That green and pink really caught my eye! Oh I feel for you and all that snow!

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    1. Thanks Carla! That was my least favorite until your comment.

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  2. I LOVE your stars. I haven't started timewarping. Yet. :)
    I keep saying I want to finish something first. :) I may cave in this weekend though, the more stars I see. I love your snow pictures, but feel for you in not being able to see out of your windows now.

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    1. You accomplish so much! I don't know how you do it. I thought it would be a cinch to whip up these stars, but I have found that if you want time to pass by quickly - join a sew-along! The photo is deceptive, I can still see out the sewing room windows!

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  3. Wow! That's a lot of snow! Been a few years since we had nearly that much.:) Really great to see more of your stars. I find it so interesting to see the random 'make do' units.

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  4. Your stars are beautiful, no surprise! I love this quilt along and I'm learning a lot. We too are getting more snow in MA this weekend - noooooo!

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    1. Thanks, hope you are getting time to sew in this new snow!

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  5. such cute little stars....mine are a bit more matchy matchy so maybe i'll be a little more adventurous in the future....oh and photos of snow? no thanks we have our own mountains....LOL...and we are on the water too...sheesh!

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    1. Grace, your stars are beautiful too. Sorry for the snow photos. I just can't resist. Hope you get to sew this weekend too. Hope we don't lose power!

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  6. Hi Wendy,
    Thanks for visiting Spiral to chat about the star sewalong. I learn a lot from Barbara's articles. Your stars are coming along nicely -- love the lavender and cheddar combo! Smiling about all your snow. We live in the mountains and usually have plenty also -- drought this year though, so less than usual.

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    1. Thanks, I'd be happy to send you some of our snow, but I'm sure you will get more before winter is over.

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  7. Your stars are beautiful! love your combinations.

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  8. Gorgeous blocks Wendy. I'm looking at all the snow you shared with us enviously, it has been over 100f here for a couple of days and we're all feeling wilted. Hope you're having a nice weekend.
    *hugs*
    Tazzie
    :-)

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    1. I wish I could send you some cool air. It was 10 below zero f this morning! But I will take cold over heat any day. Stay cool.

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  9. Wonderful stars, you've really captured many wonderful antique features I love. Well done!!

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  10. Lovely blocks! I only made one with the green too, as I think that solid green color is best left to applique!

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