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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Patriots in Petticoats update

Remember back in July I posted about my civil war quilt Patriots In Petticoats that I had started at a retreat. Well I have now completed the final four blocks and the central medallion block.

This is the central block - Martha Washington's - measures 24x24"

The final four blocks

One of the log cabin blocks that form part of the borders

Hopefully over the weekend I will get them all together.

Take care,

Friday, November 2, 2012

Another finish and some more bits & pieces

Another long term UFO is finished!  The pattern for this quilt was originally bought as a BOM (pattern and buttons only) - I didn't particularly like the materials that were included in the full kit and also I wasn't keen on the setting and I wanted to use some of my stash.

The blocks are all different sizes and are embroidered.  I lightly coloured parts of each block to give the overall effect I wanted to achieve - I used Derwent Water Pencils that my son had used for school (15 years ago) which I found when doing a clean out!

After quilting the buttons were then added.

Here is a close-up of some of the beautiful buttons.

 My Monday night group Regent St Stitchers are having a 'Birthday Block' activity, this year we are starting with November.  We all make the same block, but with the colours for the recipient for the particular month.  Unfortunately, mine is not until July next year, but these four below are for the November and a couple of December birthdays. We get to choose a light and a dark - when my time comes I have chosen white-on-white and for the dark different reds.