Friday, May 17, 2013

Cutting, Cutting and More Cutting

 
 
Long time, no post, but I have actually been busy in the sewing room.  Inspired by Colonial Squares, made by the prolific Keryn, this quilt has been on my mental to-do list ever since she made hers.  My version is a charm quilt, mainly because I have so many 4" swatchs from Vintage & Vogue.  They would send out swatches of all the new reproduction lines on a monthly basis.  (This was probably back in the '90's, and I don't think they still offer this, though.)  Being the weirdo that I am, I prewashed, and dried all of them, then stacked them in a boot box.  I know that you will understand when I say that the box is still nearly full! 
If this design inspires you, be sure to check out Keryn's detailed instructions on putting together an on-point quilt.  I intend to use her method when I begin sewing this together.  Make sure you have time to spare if you haven't been on Keryn's blog - what a feast for the eyes!  Then, check out her twin sister, Mereth's,  blog, Pages from Me.  These girls are so artistic, and make such wonderful quilts!  You will love them!
Back soon with other projects - promise!

30 comments:

Kath said...

My goodness, what a lot of work Jan! I like is very much, I am a sucker for a scrappy quilt :-)

Judy Hansen said...

Beautiful scrap quilt! I appreciate the link to the twins and the good directions too.

Aunt 'Reen said...

This is such a fabulous scrap quilt! This must have kept you busy for quite a while. It really turned out wonderful - Congratulations!

mereth said...

That looks very antiquey and you can't get scrappier than a charm quilt! One of these days Keryn will get to quilt hers, but we're still a bit too busy to do our own tops. Thanks for the nice words too...

Lynn Dykstra said...

I love those blogs too.
Great job on this charm quilt--lovely.

Janet O. said...

It's a beauty! Looks vintage. : )

Sue said...

That's a great quilt Jan, a textile talking piece of the future.

Kyle said...

What a fantastic way to finally use those 4" swatches. I love the idea that your squares are on point. It really adds to the charm!

Dawn said...

Great project! A wonderful way to enjoy those charms. An heirloom for sure. Thank you for the blog references, lots of talent there.

Meredith said...

Count me a weirdo. I would prewash and dry.

Every Stitch said...

Great scrap project - and I just love the quilt in your header!

Kathie said...

2 of my favorite blogs too!
love this quilt , I remember when she blogged about it way back when. I have a box of squares too, hmmm would make a fun quilt to just sew, sew, sew
thanks for sharing
Kathie

Carin said...

Beautiful !!

Jeanne said...

Love that quilt!

Kindred Quilts said...

Wonderful scrappy quilt... thanks for the links to the sister blogs!

Taryn said...

I used to get those swatches from Vinrage & Vogue too. It was a very long time ago. No idea what happened to mine. I am glad to hear you prewash them. I have bought squares recently and cannot stand using fabric that isn't washed first. I was feeling a little obsessive contemplating washing small squares so they just were sitting around. They are going in the was today and will get used this week. Thanks!

Karen said...

First of all, I would like to say I like the quilt in your header photo very much. A gorgeous quilt.

I have wanted to make one of the Colonial Squares quilts for a long time. I think doing it charm style is a good idea. I think I cut out some squares at one time as a start on making one but I don't know what happened to them.

Barb said...

What a great scrap quilt and a great history quilt to study for the future!
I remember those sample squares very well.
I know how much sewing this kind of quilt is - it looks great.

Nanette Merrill said...

I can't believe you washed and ironed all these! Incredible.

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