Friday, May 21, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival

This is my first time at the Blogger's Quilt Festival. How cool!

I've chosen an antique top I bought on
eBay to share. It's in poor shape, but I loved the pattern. After much searching I found the pattern in Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Patterns. The name of the pattern is Cut Glass Dish and the version in the top is set on point.

My next door neighbor is having her first baby. At her baby shower, I brought muslin squares and had the attendees sign them. Now I'm using those squares to make a baby quilt from the Cut Glass Dish pattern. When the baby quilt is done, I'll post a picture and a pattern.

Make sure and click on the button to see the whole list and links to other Blogger's participating in this festival.

I'm taking a moment to edit this post. The quilt block, Cut Glass Dish that I isolated
from the antique quilt top is not accurate. While making the baby quilt for my neighbor, I noticed it was not turning out how I had planned. I'm continuing the baby quilt using Cut Glass Dish because I don't want to start over. Meanwhile my quilting buddy Carol Sc also noticed the block was not going to work. Thanks for keeping my on my toes Carol. So I re-worked my EQ7y drawing and found the real block in the top is this.
The difference between the two is the first, incorrect version was a three-by-three unit, when the correct block is a four-by-four block.

I'll post the baby quilt when it's done, so you can see how the quilt looks when the three-by-three, Cut Glass Dish block is used.

I couldn't find the four-by-four block in any of my block sources.

Till next time...Happy Quilting.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Lansing Area Patchers Quilt Show

Make sure and make time this weekend (Saturday May 22, 9-4 and Sunday May 23, 9-2)to go to the Lansing Area Patchers "Love of Quilting" Show. Admission is $6.00 and it's being held at The Summit (9410 Davis Highway, Dimondale, MI). There will be 50 vendors, 400 quilts, door prizes, and a silent auction. It's everything you could want in a quilt show and more! I'll be there, I hope to see you too!

Till next time.....Happy Quilting.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Blind Man's Fancy

Blind Man's Fancy, 15" x 15"

Just a quick note especially for Carol Sc.

This blogger is making Blind Man's Fancy blocks too! Click to see her progress:

And if you like the blocks, you can get a free pattern here.

Till next time....Happy Quilting!