I had several students bring show and tell to class, and oh I love to see what other people have made!
Shelley brought some really special antique beauties ---all family quilts, and we had her share them with everyone. The girl knows just what I would love to see, and I loved the stories behind her quilts.
This pink “hatchet” block quilt was made by her grandmother or aunt ---out of 1960s fabrics, as Shelly was born in 1969 if I remember right! The pink is so sweet, and as I look at those fabrics I can remember some of them so vividly from my own growing up --- I am a 1962 baby myself.
Love the stripes, checks, florals and other funky little prints! It’s hand quilted and has been slept under many a night.
Another close up of a different area --- do you recall these fabrics?
Another fun family quilt ---there is NO rhyme or reason for the way these basket blocks turn other than there are 4 in each row that go one direction, with the 5th one on the right side going the OTHER way. Study it and you will see!
I'm wondering if that last row just got ONE block out of order...in other worse, if you took the top right hand block off of that "top to bottom" column/row --and put it at the bottom, they'd all be the same in the across rows..
But you know what? It would NOT have been as fun a quilt to look at and study. There would be no surprises. I just love this one oops column!
I also bet when she got finished sewing that row on ---- she flipped that row out, looked at her handiwork, and said "Oh crap -- I am SO not taking this out!" :cD
My favorite block? the one in the center with the way spaced out polka dots! Don’t your eyes just fall upon those?
Here it is! I love how the gingham check is cut any way the template would fit the fabric….several of those triangles DEFINITELY had bias on the outside edge…..
I love how some of the blocks have dark backgrounds with light baskets!
And stripes that go every which direcion?! I’m all with that! I think I see one at the basket base that has bias on all three sides of that triangle…LOL! LOVE IT!!
This quilt was simply quilted with a diagonal cross hatching ----such a cozy quilt with many nights of keeping someone warm in its history too.
How about THIS Corn & Beans Variation:
That would be purple beans and yellow corn! Doesn’t this have SO much motion?
I love triangles! And look at all the fun fabrics in this one!
Love how some of the block quarters use a darker purple and some light --- it isn’t consistent from block to block, so I think she ran out of one, and replaced it with another and just kept going --- but this is what makes the quilt have so much more to look at!
Thanks, Shelley for bringing these three great family quilts to share with our class! I wish these fabrics could talk and tell us what they were left over from!
SO here we are Tuesday. And I leave for Idaho tomorrow morning. I’m packing everything I need this morning – and every spare moment left until it’s time to go to bed will be spent packing up as many orders as I can get out.
I’ll make a post office run around 4pm – they close at 4:30.
I’ll spend the evening filling more book orders, and try to get some sleep before heading off for my 6:20am ((urrrghh!!)) flight on Wednesday morning.
I am so excited to be meeting up with Jason in Chicago! We fly to Boise together from Chicago --- landing in Boise about 12:30pm. Let the 4th of July festivities begin! I can’t wait to be surrounded by all of my siblings, their spouses, their children and spend a few days in the mountains above Boise ---
I don’t remember if there is even wifi at my mom’s house. Last time I was there I didn’t have cell service on the mountain.
Posts may be sparce if connectivity is limited, but I have a feeling I’ll mostly be busy with family so you may have to deal without me for a few days --
And with that --- I’m off to get that packing going!
Happy Tuesday, everyone!