Monday, September 3, 2012

Sleeves and bindings, Oh My!

I  think that blogger is trying to defeat me again.  Or else that my adding photo skills are not what I thought.

Anyway, our local quilt guild will be having its quilt show in two weeks and I've been busily putting on sleeves and bindings in quilts that I've previously considered "done".  Well, they were done--except for sleeves and bindings.  I think I mentioned that I live in a house built in 1854 (it actually was once a log cabin and I know that for a fact because we had to have some plumbing done and the plumber had to remove a section of the wall and there, big as life, were huge logs.  How they ever managed to get them to the second floor is beyond my understanding) and I can't hang many bed sized quilts so I never got around to the bindings and sleeves.

Hopefully this photo will appear (and it may appear twice).  I used a book by Barbara Brackman titled Women of Design and it contains patterns that she adapted from original newspaper patterns by quilters in the 1920s and 30s, such as Ruby McKim and Carrie Hall.  The baskets are machine pieced and the flowers are machine appliqued with invisible thread.  I really loved picking the fabrics for the blocks.  I wanted to be a bit quirky.  The hardest part was determining the size of the blocks along the sides.  That was a challenge!  Anyway, I hope you enjoy looking at it.


  1. I love this! The background selection is PERFECT!

    I can not figure out why you have such a hard time with your pictures. Perhaps they are too large? They will not download then. Try that once.

    1. Thank you. I had a very hard time finding that background--many trips to various quilt shops. Finally find it--at local quilt shop.

      Problem with photo this time was it disappeared when I was typing the text, which I don't remember happening previously. Always a different challenge

  2. I love your wonderful quilt's perfect!


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