Its been raining off and on today and yesterday so I have not spent any time in the garden. I have been working on quilting but I didn’t want to show more pictures of that until It is done. I have been trying to think of something original to post about today so I decided to show another vintage UFO.
This Lone Star quilt top is nearly finished. I will just need to add the setting pieces to finish it and do a bit of patching.
It is 64″ wide so it will make a good-sized quilt.
There is a hole in it (likely mice)
Fortunately I have lots of the original fabric and the original makers template.
I have to decide what to put in those corners and since I have matching fabric I might do something like this:
Or I could do the traditional setting
There is no big rush to decide!…I have tons of others that are ready to go, but I am always thinking several quilts ahead.
In Floral Design class last night I taught about Tropical flowers and using negative space.
Todays mail brought me another treasure from eBay.
I don’t know the pattern name but it is close to a lone star.
I always know when the mail carrier is here because Teddy the watch dog is very vigilant! Barking at the Mail carrier is his Job. When there is a package he won’t rest until I open it up and let him see what it is…he needs to determine if it is something good for him or not and of course spend some time sniffing before he approves.
Is it going to be ok Teddy? Teddy says yes.
It is a big top, It measures 88″ x 105″. There is a lot of room for hand quilting! I will need to spend some time deciding on a quilting pattern. This one is exciting me and I can not wait to start….I think it needs a blue binding to match the darker blue in the center, and perhaps even dark blue for the backing.
I can’t get very close on the age of the top…I think 70′s? It is all machine stitched and the fabric is a cotton poly blend (the print is all cotton). Not and antique but vintage.
I am making progress on the Japanese fan variation quilt. I have 40 blocks had quilted.
No matter how many quilts I make I am still always amazed at how the quilting changes the look. The quilting makes the quilt.
Yesterday I got a new cutting mat! A nice big one…36″ x 59″
The large mat will be an incentive to put away all the “extra” stuff on the table…I need almost the entire table to fit the mat.
Back to work today on the fan quilt….I am anxious to finish it so I can start the big star!
I also updated my Quilt Gallery