Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Lattice Quilt, Part Deaux

I got an email from astute blog reader Sandy R. She gave me another source for the Lattice quilt pattern. It can be found in Treasures From Yesteryear: Book Two, Replicating Antique Quilts by Sharon Newman (That Patchwork Place, 1995). Since I had this book (who knew it had the pattern in it!). I looked it up and indeed, it is the Basket Lattice/Reflection of the Past quilt, on page 59. Sharon shows pictures of two quilts, one made in the 1930s with lots of navy and her own reproduction of it. She put the quilt together using partial seams. She also figured out a way to make it in units, so some chain piecing can be done and she has many more diagrams (four pages of instructions to my one). The biggest difference is the size of the units. She cut her's 2"x5" (based on the size of the original quilt) and I cut mine 3"x8". The 3"x8" size will be easier to work with. When you do partial seams, it helps to have room to maneuver. Sharon's quilts also have an interesting diagonal movement of color across the top. I googled the book's title and found many on line for as little as $2.50 (used) or as much as $44 (new).

So there you have it....Two sources for the Lattice Quilt.
Till next time....Happy Quilting.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Lattice Quilt

Donna, a blog reader from Connecticut, sent me a link to a quilt called Scrap Lattice: and wanted advice on how to make it. Well I took a look at it and couldn't figure it out, but never one to back down on a drafting challenge, I gave it a shot. I played around on EQ5 and started cutting and piecing. To get the fabrics to weave in and out requires partial piecing of the seams. I wrote it up as a large crib size quilt. Click here for the pattern for the Lattice Quilt.

The quilt I started here to test the pattern will probably be a baby quilt for my next door neighbors. They are having their first baby in June. Mom's a redhead, so I'm hoping for a redheaded baby!

Till next time.... Happy Quilting

Monday, February 15, 2010

A Great Guy

Check out George Trippon, he's a hoot!

Till next time....happy quilting!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Block Exchange

Last weekend I went on a sledding weekend and actually sledded! Wow, it was really fun and I didn't hurt anything!

Here are my first two blocks for the block exchange.
The first one is for Bonnie, who wanted last year's block only lighter. Working on this reminded me of the avacado and turquoise color combination so popular in the 1960s.

The second one is for Carol Sc. She wanted it really scrappy.

Till next time..... Happy Quilting!