Feb 17: I am not the only one who loves Haberdashery. Cameron wants a blue one. We've got it planned & fabric is ordered.
Feb 23: Fabric is here.
Feb 24: Prewashed.
Jun 20: Cut everything out. Pieced 2 of 3 borders.
Jun 21: The quilt top is pieced. The 108" backing only needs cutting, no piecing. Cameron is well over six feet tall, so I made this as long as possible. Using Easy Swirls IQ pattern. Using Tuscany wool batting. Loading.
Jun 22: Quilted.
Jun 23: Binding is attached ready for pinning & hand binding.
Jun 27: Binding & thus the quilt is finished.
Jun 28: Hand delivered the quilt in Boone. Cameron is very tall so his quilt is very long (if you were wondering)--even longer than he is tall. Nothing warms the heart of a quilter like a grateful & enthusiastic recipient. I'm smiling.
This is a modification of a quilt posted on MSQC. I turned the blocks on point.
The Quatrefoil Quilt: Easy Quilting Tutorial with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Co
Feb 13: I learned a new quilting word today that is actually quite common--Quatrefoil. The fabric used here grabs me whenever I dare to enter Sew Original quilt shop.
Feb 14: Started off with a horizontal quilt layout but like the on-point rendition much better for these fabrics.
Sep 08, 2016: Saw an unusual navy batik at the shoppe today I couldn't pass up. I like the casual feel & the way the lighter shade in it pulls in the lighter fabrics. So this 3rd Americana quilt is planned for some day in the future.
Feb 07, 1017: The nice thing about plans is that they can change. I saw a quilt that I revised to make into a RWB for the Joan Taylor Rwb project. And this has become my 2nd, not third, Americana quilt for Joan's project.
Feb 14: Once again, I looked up the quilt that inspired this one. I missed the amazing story: 2011 - Jim's Altered Lemoyne Star before & am so glad to share it now.
Feb 17: I want to make one block today. It was hard enough to decide which block to make so I asked Joan to choose. Now I can't decide between a 16" block or a 12" block. You'll know when I do. Hmm...a 3/4 block will do for a trial run.
Feb 18: After my trial run yesterday, I have decided on 18" blocks which has even 1/2" dimensions. I prefer the larger block look over the 12" stars. I also admit I like the idea of 12 stars over 20 stars. Did a second trial run on half a star & got the dimensions right this time for the 18" block.
Feb 21: Cutting strips.
Feb 22: Have enough strips cut to get started piecing.
Mar 05: I've finally started the piecing phase.
Mar 08: Trimming diamond segments.
Mar 09: Joan gave me a tip ... big help.
Mar 13: Have enough 1/4 blocks from my first set of strips to make 9 of the 12 blocks.
Mar 14: Making stars. First 9 done. Also cut all the remaining pieces including corners & borders.
Mar 15: Picked up some backing fabric. Made last 3 stars. Cut & pressed corners so they are ready to sew.
Mar 17: Finished the 12 blocks. (Turned out to be 17.5" blocks but who is measuring?)
Mar 18: Rows are together. Quilt center is together. Now the borders.
Mar 19: All borders are on and this the quilt top is finished.
Mar 20: Pieced the backing. Loaded ready to quilt.
Mar 21: Quilted. Joan will do the binding.
Mar 22: More pictures.
Jan 31: First Contact. We've already been working.
Feb 06: Quilt is here. The color is a warmer casual navy than the royal blue showing in my pictures. The backing, actually a bed sheet, is a light denim blue that completes the top nicely adding to the casual affect.
Feb 07: Will be quilting Deb's Swirls using So Fine! #50 #434 Misty Blue & Warm & White batting.
Feb 25: Prepped & loading.
Feb 27: Quilted.