Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Antebellum Album

Month 4 of Barbara Brackman's

Quaker Pride

This month's block was popular in friendship quilts during the 1800s, and there are many surviving examples of this antique signature block.  Barbara's article discussed needlework curriculum in schools of the time, and also mentioned disheartening
maternal mortality rates.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018


Monday, April 23, 2018

Back at it

My 'spring break from quilting' of the past two weeks is over, and I was back to work in the sewing room today :)

First up, I layered and pinned the strawberry top.  It's 90" square, so this involved moving the table and chairs out of the dining room so I'd have a large-enough floor to spread it all out smoothly.  Making satisfactory progress with this one.

Then I pulled out a selection of 'Americana' colored swap blocks to play with.  I have accumulations of many styles of swap blocks from years gone by, sort of a library of blocks to choose from.  This particular set is pleasing as far as color coordination, and the block sizes are true (NOT always the case with swap blocks!), so that's a good start.  I'm going to be needing a donation quilt fairly soon -- we'll see what happens with these.


Sunday, April 22, 2018



Saturday, April 21, 2018

Stash Report - week 16

Used this week:      00.00 yards
Used year to date:                       78.75 yards
Added this week:    00.00 yards
Added year to date:                     21.25 yards
NET USED 2018:                                  57.50 yards


Friday, April 20, 2018

RSC18: April - yellow

Not getting much at all done this week because we were out of town for several days, but today I did manage to complete the next clue for this Square Dance mystery.  Counting it as my "RSC - YELLOW" for this week :)


Thursday, April 19, 2018


Fog coming up the hill


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Monday, April 16, 2018