This block has several names. It is in Brackman's Encyclopedia as #1393: Sail Boat Block (Mc Kim), West Wind (Nancy Page) with other variation if it had four HST's per side.
Some of the California Gold print has lost it's original color color.
The same shirting print was also used consistently through all of the blocks.
This close up shows the machine quilting. Up close it's maybe not as effective.
The binding is very worn, but a wonderful red.
I think this gold print was reproduced by Moda a few years ago.
The backing is a solid cream muslin type fabric.
Nice two fabric quilt!
This is another classic, nice soft blue with solid white.
It too has many names. This example is done in only two prints. Most similar to Brackman 1806d: Crown of Thorns (Cappers), Georgetoen Circle (Hall), Memory Wreath (Hall), Crown and Thorns (Ickis). I think I made one or two of these blocks fro a swap several years ago.
I like this on point setting with solid sashing.
The quilt is bound in the blue, with a solid white backing.
It is simply yet effectively hand quilted with very fine stitches. All straight lines, changing directions in the block.
A well executed simple classic quilt!
This one is simple, while looking complex.
Unfortunately my phone photo does not show the wonderful yellow color of the print.
Hand pieced and hand quilted.
Two simple blocks - flying geese units and a square.
Isolating the piecing helps
The geese units alternate the placement of the light and dark fabrics.
The straight line quilting makes it harder to see the piecing lines.
Double narrow border finshes the edges.
This simple block is in Brackman #3250: The X Quisite. I like the name but don't really 'see it' in the block. Several variations have also been published in Quilter's Newsletter.
It's hard to see in my phone photo, but there are three prints in the block. Red print, solid white and a shirting dot.
Perhaps not enough contrast in the three prints to be as effective as it might have otherwise been.
Nice hand quilting.
The batting doesn't fill the quilt all the way to the binding.
What would a nice selection of old quilts be without a star?
I think one of the best things about this example is the red dot print.
Utility quilted in the setting areas with straight line quilting.
Maybe too much white? Those star tips really float.
Double pink and white solid borders.
All hand quilted.
The star was also quilted in straight lines following the seams of the star diamonds.
I hope you enjoyed the quilts and are finding some stitching time. Special thank you to my shopping partner and quilt holder. Are you wondering what I bought?
Have a great week,