I rarely buy kits, but this one really 'spoke' to me. It was also one of those projects I started, and couldn't put down - including the hand quilting.
Isn't this corner interesting? Scrappy fabrics, many reproduced from the original quilt, some added from my stash just to make it a bit more scrappy and unique for me.
I think the pinwheels make it look a little contemporary.
Can you find this corner in the whole quilt photo?
|Entire Quilt - Quilted & Bound|
Mariann Simmons, in cooperation with the Virginia Quilt Museum, created a free online pattern for Quilting Treasures fabric company from the original quilt. How lucky are we?!?!
The original is at the Virginia Quilt Museum, and is thought to be c. 1840.
Note the scrappy backgrounds in the flying geese round. One side uses the gray/blue as the light while the other sides have the background varied with light prints.
I would like to do this one again in some brights, or maybe indigo blues? So many possibilities - makes this a timeless design.
I like how the outer round just cuts off at each corner.
|Little Star Corner|
So many opportunities to play with bits of fabrics.
The little star corners are so dainty.
The stripes are fun to mix and change the directions.
I could never pass up a great paisley so used a couple colorways of this one - including the beautiful red for the backing and binding.
The pattern states it is for Expert Level - but I think the instructions are so well written it would not be a problem for anyone, I did - give it a go!
|Red backing and tag|
Speaking of a new project, I've been trying to hold off, but I have a few in mind...sighhh...never enough hours in the day.
What's your favorite museum quilt?
Has a pattern been reproduced?
|Double thick yet 'soft' goat skin thimbles|
Last but not least - these are my favorite thimbles. They are goat leather and handmade. I've worn one out (through three tops).
These are my two new ones - one for DD.
I need to 'feel' and these are thick but still allow me to feel more than a metal thimble does. I know... all personal preference. I've been working more lately on my hand quilting and these are really working well for me.
The first I bought at a quilt show, but these I ordered directly from Elaine. Wonderful service.
Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you decide to make this quilt.
Virginia Quilt Museum
Double Thick Thimbles