I finished this outer border of my latest "pot luck" potholder quilt some weeks ago so I guess it is time to post an update. I have had so much fun digging through odd blocks and piecing then together. This is the second potholder quilt I have made in "strips" as opposed to block by block. I learned a lot more this time and am really looking forward to the next one. In fact, I have already started another potholder with the "leftovers" from this one. I think I should name them all "Sourdough" as they just keep going and going!
Saturday, August 26, 2023
Tuesday, August 15, 2023
While visiting my friend Cyndi (The Busy Thimble) a few weeks ago, I spied this beautiful appliqued block on her table. "how is it that I have never seen this one before?", I asked. She said, "They were not really my colors, in fact they are more like yours, here, take it". After I picked my jaw back up from the floor, I thanked her profusely and took it home.
I bought the border fabric at Cyndi's shop about 20 years ago and have been trying to find the right quilt to use it in ever since. Voila!
I'm still trying to figure out the "big stitch". I think I am getting better - the border stitches are twice the size of my regular quilting (in the center), but I know they should be larger still. Will keep trying!
The colors are reminiscent of 1850's Lancaster, PA, but it looks great in my 1950's decorated kitchen!
Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Well, almost all of step 4😏
I am enjoying working with these wonderful Dutch reproduction prints and I love Susan Smith's applique designs.
I am however a bit puzzled with the measurement directions for the vines (with attached hexagon flowers) so I will hold off that step until I see what others are doing. I am a visual person! My mother was lefthanded and therefor claimed she couldn't teach me to knit. I now know lefthandedness was not the reason! I just don't follow directions well.
Hope you all get a little outdoor stitching time too!
Tuesday, August 1, 2023
No excuses for my bad blogging, I'm simply going to move forward without another word about it. 😏 Our statewide show (Maine Quilts 2023) was (in my humble opinion) the best in years. The reason being, there were two special exhibitions that were close to my heart.
My friend Sue Rivers curated a show of our friend Judy Roche's antique quilts and it was spectacular. They were truly amazing, but these are my two favorites.
Have a super day!!!