Friday, August 2, 2019

Pam Buda's Vintage Patchwork August project

Vintage Patchwork (by PamBuda) project #8 – “Tess of the D’Urbervilles”. My sister liked Thomas Hardy and read many of his books back in high school while I was still reading Roy Rogers comic books!

This one was a cinch. I had so much fun piecing all those little half squares. Trimming is not my favorite part of quilting, but when doing a little one like this it is essential. This is the pile that was left after trimming! 

 I actually finished this one early as I wanted it to go to our silent auction (with “designer permission” from Pam) last week along with these past monthly minis. 
Our state show (Maine Quilts 2019) hosts a silent auction for different causes each year. This year’s proceeds went to the “Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence”.  Not sure of exact totals but, I think they all did fairly well. Thanks to all who donated and purchased!

 You can get your copy from Pam (here)

I have been working diligently (but not speedily!) on my c1880 blocks as well.
I joined through Cyndi's, Busy Thimble shop, but you can visit Pam's Blog (here) to see how you can join the fun!


  1. Your Tess little quilt is adorable. I guess I'll work on that one as well (although I didn't bring the book with me to the cabin so it'll have to wait until later in August).
    I'm sure that your minis brought in tons of money for a worthy cause. I think I bought one or two of them when I was at your fair.
    I think the scraps off the trimming almost look like an art project!

  2. What a wonderful donation. Your minis are bound to delight many people and cause them to dig deep for lots of $$. I love to trim hst's. It makes the piecing come out so much better. I think in reality I'm a pretty happy hazard piecer. But a little trimming, and they look pretty doggone good. 😁

  3. Oh, what a pretty one! This is one I am going to have to make!
    I read Tess when I was in high school, and again in college--I loved it. I tried to read it again many years ago and found it terribly depressing. Couldn't read it again. Go figure. But I do appreciate many of Thomas Hardy's other books.
    Wish I could have bid on one of those little beauties. So good of you to donate them.

  4. Very pretty and others also! Fun making small quilts!

  5. Love your little mini--agree that squaring up is essential! I remember watching Tess on PBS years ago and being so aggravated by Alec and Angel and their treatment of Tess--not sure I could watch it again!

  6. What a sweet little mini quilt. I just love its bright and cheerful attitude!

  7. Wonderful minis, for a great cause. Your c1880 blocks are looking so good.

  8. I just love this mini and all the others you donated for such a good cause! You seem to be moving right along with your c. 1880 blocks. They look great!

  9. Wendy, You WON the sea urchin pincushion on the Selvage Blog! Now I need your mailing address to send it to you. Email me at karen griska at optonline dot net.
    P.S. Those are very cute mini quilts!

  10. That is a super cute mini! I really like the mix of colors, my idea of a good blend of with scrappy look! cheers, cw