Thursday, July 28, 2016

What's Next?

The Double Irish Chain is complete.  I might add borders if    it becomes a back.  This is a partial shot of the top.  The top is square - 13 blocks.                   

So, what's next?  I pulled two projects from hibernation to marry as front/back.  The Old Maid's Ramble has a lot of dark blue fabrics which are hard to discern in the photo.  The blocks finish at 17", so I only need 25.  This will be the front.  The shirting top is an antique quilt Bonnie Hunter posted on her blog years ago; she graciously gave me permission to recreate the quilt.  I'm targeting early September to get these to the quilter.                        

 Look at the great BD present from hubby!  The shop owner took buying trips to PA - I'm guessing that's where the doll bed originated.


Friday, July 15, 2016

Four Patch Roulette

The quilt bug found me in April.  Unfortunately, I only had scrap strips at hand.  I decided to make four patch blocks and worry about design when I was reunited with my stash.  The project became a Double Irish Chain.  I threw 340 four patch blocks in a large bag and left selection to chance (for the most part :).  The blocks went together quickly - each block constructed from four 'four patch' blocks, five constant patches and four selected patches.  The top is over halfway constructed!