Friday, June 23, 2017

No Waste Flying Geese

Thank you all for the sweet comments on my Benjamin Biggs quilt. I wish I had the time to reply to each one of you personally! I really do appreciate you taking the time to read and comment! 

Making the Wabash Co quilt will require quite a few flying geese. In my opinion this is the way to make a lot of them. Kathy didn't remember doing this technique, but while I was visiting Ohio she cranked them out like nobody's brother! I thought I'd show it briefly to refresh your memory.

Finished size determines what size to cut your large and small squares. You can find a size chart HERE.

Press toward the larger triangle.

Press and trim! Ta-da!
Now to find some time in my sewing room!

We went to a mid week concert! It was better than I expected. 
 Starting us off was Don Felder, lead guitarist for the Eagles for 26 years! I enjoyed him more than I enjoyed the Eagles concert. Of course, we had amazing seats and that helps too!!
 Next up was Styx. We have seen them once before and enjoyed them too.
The night was closed out by REO Speedwagon. They are all getting old, but they 
can still rock and play the guitar like crazy.

Here's my Instagram feed for the week.

Have a fantastic weekend!!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Benjamin Biggs Wedding Quilt

 My quilt, which only looks a little like the original, is complete! Whoop! Whoop!
 The wind was blowing, but I did my best to get some decent photos.
 Sharon did a great job with the quilting. It was just what I wanted- a simple all-over pattern.

The buds in the block corners add a uniqueness and character to this quilt. Mine don't come close to meeting or being symmetrical. I love it- it's the Humble Quilt way.

If you want to know more about the Benjamin Biggs wedding quilt you can read it HERE. The antique was 5x5 blocks and measured 100" square and is from Indiana and made for Benjamin and Elizabeth Biggs. I love knowing the history of the quilts we recreate. Thank you Gay for your history and the excellent job of recreating these unique quilts! You can purchase the quilt blocks from Gay at Sentimental Stitches HERE.

Monday, June 19, 2017

You Could Make a Barn Quilt!!

This is my last post of Ohio! Promise!!

Here are more great barn quilts! This is the carpenter block on a Nazarene church property. 
A few of them opted to put theirs on a sign post. I think it looks great!

The gallery of Ashtabula County barn quilts is HERE. You can get ideas of colors or blocks that you'd like.If you wanted to make one for your property. 

Directions for what kind of paint and how to do it can be found HERE.  Click on standards. It is 4 pages long, don't let that scare you- it is a lot of details, but not as hard as you would think.

My sister made this for her house in Idaho after seeing the barn quilts and using the directions I listed the link for! It looks really cute!

Have a fantastic week!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Humble Quilts Have my Heart

Here is a terrific example of a humble quilt. So full of charm! It was hanging at the Genesee Valley quilt show and was for sale.  The half blocks at the top caught my eye right away.

Such a variety of madders!!
And as I took a closer look I could see the garden path setting was appliqued strips. 
Some didn't quite meet! LOL  And look at those polka dots! What not to love about that?
Kathy brought out a few vintage quilt tops, but this one got most of my attention.
Those 4 patches are a hoot! 
I absolutely loved this border. I tried this method once and in my head I thought it would work out, needless to say you can't sew all 3 strips together then add it to your quilt unless you want it to look like this. (I want to do a dolly quilt with this border style!)
I'd say its in the liberated style.
It has a big variety of fabrics.
My favorite block....again.
Sweet! Sweet! Sweet!

Here's my Instagram for this past week.

As you can see from the upper left photo I'm gearing up to do a mission trip to Columbia in February 2018! I'll be fundraising and collecting pillowcase dresses to distribute.

I'm looking forward to the weekend. Make it a good one, friends!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Sights of Ohio- Photo Heavy

We went to Chesterland Historical Foundation open house and living history day while I was in Ohio. Everything was so green and the beautiful white and brick buildings were amazing!

Quilts on display throughout the buildings.

We also hit up a few antique stores while we were in the area. 
Simple, but I love the split purple and pinks.

 Ashtabula Harbor
 This area is where they have special events.
Gotta love a patriotic barn!

 This has been called the smallest covered bridge in the USA. (note the quilt block )
 Another gorgeous covered bridge.
 Lake Erie
 And one of our more unique stops! Who knows what a perambulator is?
It is British for a baby carriage or "pram"! These two twin sisters have this home (neither live here)  filled to the rafters with amazing buggies, dolls, textiles, trains, sleighs and so much more! It was the most unusual and fascinating museum I've ever been to! It is in Jefferson, Ohio and the link is HERE.

These next 2 photos are not in Ohio, but on our way back from Rochester we made a quick jaunt to Niagara Falls! These aren't the best photos, but hey, I never claimed to be good at selfies. LOL

This quilt was at a vendor booth in Rochester so we bought the pattern and are sharing fabric to make a memory quilt and give us a big variety. It was designed by Tara Lynn Baisden and is called Brick Wall of Wabash County. She reproduced it from an antique. I was happy to review a book for her and can say her directions are spot on and thorough. I appreciate that with patterns.

Thanks for coming along to Ohio with me virtually!



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