Friday, February 8, 2019

Turnabout Patchwork Blog Hop & GiveAway

Update -random number generator picked comment #10 - Lori DJ. Thank you all for stopping by and commenting! --Giveaway closed--

Happy to be part of Teresa Mairal Barreu of Sewn Up Patterns' book tour/ blog hop for her delightful new book Turnabout Patchwork After trying these techniques, you'll never look at a traditional block in the same way, ever again.
Please be sure to leave a comment below for a chance to win a copy of her new and creative book. And be sure to visit her blog and the others on the tour for more chances and to see the awesome projects and win prizes too!

Double Disappearing Nine Patch Block - Cross

This is my miniature Cross Quilt top - which finishes at only 10 inches. I think it will be my new February and Valentine's Day quilt or maybe a holiday pillow.

I started with 2 1/2 inch strips instead of the recommended 5 inches so I'm the crazy tiny piecing person. Since this pattern is a variation on the Disappearing 9 Patch block, I started off making 9 Patches. It takes two 9 Patches to create one Cross block and one supporting block.

Here I was playing with the fun design options with this pattern. There are several different ways to arrange the Cross blocks and the background block.

Black and white and pink are my go-to happy colors and you can't go wrong with polka dots, hearts, and stars! Check out Teresa's new book and join in the fun!!! & Remember to leave a comment here for your chance to win a digital copy of Turnabout Patchwork from Martingale.

Hop on to see what other quilt designers have created starting with a simple nine patch block, slicing it and rearranging it into different blocks and layouts - February 8th and scroll down further for the full blog hop.

February 8 – Double Disappearing Nine-Patch

Holiday Trellis
Sherry Shish blog: Powered by Quilting
Stepping Stones
Bobbi Bridgeman blog: Snowy Days Quilting
Anja Clyke blog: anjaquilts
Two for One
Mania Hatziioannidi blog: Mania for Quilts
Sandra Starley blog: Textile Time Travels - you are here :) 
Anjeanette Klinder blog: Anjeanette Klinder
Blog hop schedule
January 30 – Quarter Snow Ball
Jen Shaffer blog: Patterns by Jen
Lorinda Davis blog: Laurel, Poppy and Pine
Sweet Bows
Kate Colleran blog: Seams like a dream
Sandra Healy blog: Sandra Healy Designs
Moira de Carvalho blog: Quilt Design Duo
Lynn Kane blog: Puppy Girl Designs
Sun Dunes
Sarah Goer blog: Sarah Goer Quilts
Tammy Silvers  blog: Tamarinis

February 1 – Modern Shoofly

Flying RainbowsGretchen Wylegala blog:  Snug Harbor Quilts
Flying ButterfliesAnorina Morris blog: Samelia’s mumRaewyn Barge blog: Stitching Farmgirl
Flying Flags
Tammy Silvers blog: Tamarinis
Becca Fenstermaker blog: Pretty Piney
Flying Confetti
Laura Piland blog: Slice of π Quilts
Sarah Ruiz blog: Saroy

February 2 – Half Square Triangles (HSTs) and squares

Rose Garden Star
Anne Boundy blog:  Said with Love
Joanne Harris blog: Quilts by Joanne
Sarah Myers blog: The Quilted Diary
Becca Fenstermaker blog: Pretty Piney
Diamond Star
Sarah Vanderburgh blog: Sew Joy Creations
Sarah Scott blog: Piccolo Studio

February 4 – Striped Fabric Block

ShellsGail Sheppard blog: Quilting Gail
Julie Burton blog: Running Stitch Quilts
Xs and Os
Linda McLaren blog: The Quilting Biker
Sarah Scott blog: Piccolo Studio
Cheryl Brown blog: QuilterChic
Stephanie Jacobson blog: Steph Jacobson Design

February 6 – Coordinated Strips

Afton Warrick blog: Quilting Mod
Diamond and Crosses
Linda McLaren blog: The Quilting Biker
Brandy Pettit blog: Pampered Pettit
Knots and Crosses
Leanne Parsons blog: Devoted Quilter
Andy Knowlton blog: A Bright Corner

Would you like a copy of Turnabout Patchwork? Then leave a comment :) Martingale is giving away a digital copy to one of my readers. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post with your favorite quilt style, technique, or pattern (old or new).
Be sure to leave your email address so that I and Martingale can contact you, if you win. The giveaway closes at 11:59 Eastern on February 15, 2019.

 --Giveaway closed-- Thank you for all the comments and visits.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Remaking the Past - Hidden Lilies

Here's a bit of my newest work, while in progress, along with the antique inspiration from my collection. It was made for the American Quilt Study Group 2018 Quilt Study, Solid Color Quilts.

And a bit more of the new quilt (top)

The antique inspiration, Amish Carolina Lily, likely from Ohio, c. 1930/40. Starley Collection.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

2018 A Very antique Quilty Year

2018 was a year full of antique quilts and a few new ones as well. 
If you aren't part of my Instagram or Facebook world, here is a bit of what you missed (some I have shared here too).

Top row - fabric pick for Cheddar Stars Over Moab (2010 but it is still a popular pic - pattern available); lovely quilt from New England Quilt Museum visit fall 2017 AQSG seminar; Anna Daggs quilt, Smithsonian Museum visit fall 2018 AQSG seminar.

Middle row - Amazing Baltimore Album quilt, 2018 AQSG seminar exhibit; my Quilted Joy Too repro, home after traveling for 4 years with AQSG Civil War Quilt Study; detail of the antique inspiration for Quilted Joy.

Bottom row - Potts signature quilt, Winterthur Museum, AQSG 2018 visit;  great medallion quilt, AQSG 2018 exhibit; detail of 1848 signature quilt in my collection from Chicopee, Massachusetts.  

HMMM, if it seems like I really like the American Quilt Study Group - why YES, I do!

Monday, December 31, 2018

Red & Green Antique Quilt Festival Day 31

Antique signature quilt from New Jersey made in about 1850 for Elizabeth Hoppough. Starley Quilt collection. Great midcentury fabrics. Enjoy!

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Antique Red and Green Applique Beauty - Month of Red and Green

What a lovely red and green wreath with a pink center and indigo blue berries! Starley Collection.

One of my most beautiful quilts - perfect for the holidays or any DAY! And yes, I will be making a pattern for it.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Red and Green Antique Quilt Fun Continues

Red and Green Antique Quilt Festival continues with a pieced triangle quilt - Lady of the Lakes variation. Starley collection

Aren't those strong diagonal lines striking!

Friday, December 28, 2018

Red & Green Antique Quilt Month - 1858 Signature Quilt

Today's offering is a mostly red quilt but it has some red and green blocks. Dated 1858 and made in New York City for a beloved Sunday School teacher, Sister Esther McAlister. Part of my Sign of the Times Antique Signature Quilt trunk show.
 Nice laurel leaves above and a wreath below.
 Isn't it an amazing demonstration of the love for their Sunday School teacher!

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Red & Green Antique Quilt Festival - Tulip Peony Crib Quilt

Such a charming antique crib quilt with a center Lily, Tulip, or Peony block (goes by many names). Great chintz borders too. Starley quilt collection.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Red & Green Beauty - Unusual Antique Applique Wreath

One of the most beautiful antique quilts in my collection and a very unusual applique treasure. Starley Collection - Birds and Blooms trunk show.

Love the honeysuckle vine and the hand quilting to add extra motifs to the quilt.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Red & Green Antique Quilt Festival -Day 25

Lots of Red and Green on this early 1840s antique signature quilt from Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Sandra Starley Collection.

Monday, December 24, 2018

A Little Birdie -Red and Green Antique Quilts - Day 24

Birds and Blooms alert. I do love antique quilts with birds and flowers and especially if they are small/crib quilts. And if there is a touch of whimsy and cheddar too - well- YES!

Isn't he sweet! Part of my popular Birds and Blooms trunk show.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Another Super Christmasy Antique Quilt Red & Green Princess Feather

Red and Green Princess or Prince's Feather Quilt - Four block set with teeny inner Sawtooth sashing and fun border.  Makes me smile 'cause the feathers look like big pickles.

***Here's a huge trick for making a vine applique border work right -- put a circle in each corner and then each side of the vine can go join to the circle where ever it needs to and go from there.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Bethlehem Star, Red & Green Antique Quilt Extravaganza - Day 22

Can't celebrate the holidays and the Red and Green festival without a Star of Bethlehem. This one is unusual for a couple of reasons, one is the interesting appliques including snowflake shapes, another is the pattern background which blends in with the lighter star fabrics. Sandra Starley Quilt Collection.
Featured in the Antique Stars Trunk Show and the Patterns Through Time Lecture too.

Look at these delicious early fabrics, 1830s and early 1840s.

Aren't they beautiful!

Friday, December 21, 2018

Red & Green Antique Quilt Festival - Odd Fellows Quilt

Red and Green Applique quilt with an unusual  center depicting Odd Fellows' symbolism. Circa 1850, Maryland. Sandra Starley Collection.

A whole hive of  tiny bees flying around the beehive - bees are embroidered from metallic thread.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Red & Green Antique Quilt Extravaganza - Day 20 Rolling Stone quilt

Rolling Stone signature quilts were very popular in German communities in South Eastern Pennsylvania in the 2nd half of the 19th century (1850-1900). This one is in my collection, Sandra Starley Antique quilt collection and is part of my Antique Signature Quilt Trunk Show as well as my Quilts Stars, Quilt Masterpieces, and Patterns Through Time Lectures/classes.

Here's a close-up of the fabrics and the block for Levi G. Laudermilch. Likely the next generation was using the surname Laudermilk.

This quilt is the only one I've seen so far with an alternating star block.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Super Christmasy Quilt -Day 19 Red & Green Antique Quilt Festival

This is probably the most Christmasy quilt in my collection. Such a happy quilt!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Red and Green Antique Quilt Festival Day 18 - Peony or Lily

Day 18 of my Red and Green Antique Quilt Festival is a Peony or Lily quilt. Sandra Starley Antique Quilt Collection.

A very formal and orderly quilt BUT the stems and leaves are whimsical and fun~

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