I have a new antique quilt top. I date it to about 1900 based on the fabrics. It is mostly machine pieced.
Here are 4 different ways to piece a double Irish chain.
The second example is how this one was done. The 25 patch was machine pieced
and in the alternating blocks the 4 corner squares are hand appliqued as you can see here from the back.
It is mostly brown and blue. (click pictures to enlarge)
It is 74″ x 90″ and in pretty good shape, I should have no repair work to do. I think I will use white for the backing.
Here is the Fantasy Garden progress
And the Log Cabin
I bought thread for hand quilting the applique quilt.
The top is almost done and I have a white backing and cotton batting for it.
Teddy is watching with anticipation to see which I work on next.