Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Stitchers who are ahead of you...

Karen Dever has her top set together.
She wanted to show it to her class last Saturday so I sent her the last two blocks.
She made some progress in using up her reproduction stash.

She used the set I suggested based on this late 19th century design. It looks like a medallion but it's just blocks set on point. See the pattern here:

And I noticed on the Flickr page that ATypicalQuilter has hers set.
She's consistently used solids and batiks
so her results are very contemporary looking.

Two more Saturdays....

18 comments:

carrie said...

This blog of CW quilts has been so interesting. I may have missed it, but is there a source for traditional quilting designs for this period?

Rebecca said...

Beautiful quilt finish. Thanks for posting it.

conny's quilts said...

Hi Barbara, my finished top is at flickr too, I would email it to you but I couldn't find your email address.
Thank you very much for the great patterns, you kept us busy all year long! It was so much fun to make the blocks and read all the nice stories you wrote to it. Thank you!
Kind regards from the Netherlands.
connysquilts@live.nl

YankeeQuilter said...

Two great finishes! Afraid I'll have to wait until the New Year to put mine together...Thanks for all the work you put into this. Really enjoyed reading your posts each Saturday.

Rosemary Youngs said...

Great way to finish the quilts,It's so interesting to see how everyone took the same blocks and every quilt look so different finished.I hope that other quilters Sixshare Photographs of their quilts once their blocks are set.

Rosa said...

Awesome quilts.Congratulastions.Thanks for sharing.

Merry Christmas!

Becky in VA said...

The blocks are coming to an end, but the finished tops are all something to look forward to. As Rosemary said, even though the block patterns are the same, all the quilts will be different and I can't wait to see them!!!

Melissa said...

Hey, I know that last quilt top :-) I've enjoyed this project, a lot. It has helped to get me back into quilting more regularly again--and I love the history involved. Thanks Barbara!
Melissa (atypicalquilter)

wilma said...

Hola Barbara, Felicitaciones por tan Arduo, Interesante y Bello Trabajo. Con mi Agradecimiento para ti por tus Enseñanzas. Felices Días Navideños y que el Año 2012 llegue para ti colmado de Conocimientos, Amor, Salud, Paz y Felicidad. Con gran cariño desde Venezuela.
wilperez38@gmail.com

quilteuseforever said...

Two great quilts ! Congrats to the quilters and Joyeux Noël to all of you !
Katell, France

Anonymous said...

so am i to assume that there will be 53 blocks posted for this quilt, not 52?

Anonymous said...

beautiful finishes! but what am i missing? i only see 49 blocks in the first beautiful quilt posted on this page.

Barbara Brackman said...

There will be 53 blocks. You can pick your favorites if you like, 49 for a 7 x 7 format or 48 for a 6 x 8.

Lorrie in Athens said...

I'm looking at making a quilt with 8 rows of 7 blocks in each row-
(56) I liked the idea of using 4 variations of the New York block for the corners, since it was so easy! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in 2012! I think I will resolve to quilt and sew more...fun, fun, fun!
Lorrie in Athens

Meredith said...

Karen's quilt top and your/her setting is great. I really like it. Plus like you said mixture of many CWR fabrics

Susan said...

Ha, I have NOT used up a significant portion of my CW stash. In fact, I think I've doubled it this year! I am catching up!

Thanks for sharing the finished ones.

karen said...

Thanks for the compliments on my finished quilt top. I love it! Only 49 due to the setting design - as it is it is 94" square!
It was great fun and love the history - but I didn't make much of a dent in my stash! :)
Karen

karen said...

Thanks for the compliments on my finished quilt top. I love it! Only 49 due to the setting design - as it is it is 94" square!
It was great fun and love the history - but I didn't make much of a dent in my stash! :)
Karen