Saturday, October 17, 2015

More Antique Wedding Sampler blocks and a UFO

Back to my blue and white Wedding Sampler blocks. I am really getting to the end of these blocks and need to start prepping all the setting triangles. This is such a fun journey I am really sad to see it coming to an end.

Here is Block 19. This was a fairly simple block that was hand pieced and hand appliqued. I really enjoyed fussy cutting a stripe fabric for the star points but am a little disappointed that the points of the star get rather lost next to the blue print fabric. Oh well, still a fun block.

In Block 20 I again used a stripe print but this time not in the star points. This stripe is planned for the final border so I wanted to use it in at least one of the blocks. Not sure that it is quite as successful as I hoped but it will do. On the other hand I am very pleased with the Broderie Perse in this block.

I was a little concerned because some of this fabric had yellow in it that I need to eliminate while doing the appliqué as you can see in this photo. Another fabric that I am so happy to have in the front of the quilt as I think I may have enough of it to use for the backing.

Block 21. I did not enjoy doing this one! I hand pieced those tiny corner stars, 3" finished. The rest is machine pieced and hand appliqued. And when I finished I realized that the center Broderie Perse motif is oriented the wrong way. I think it is staying as it is!

Since I am getting towards the end I have been playing around with the block arrangement. Still not close to a decision here.

Because I am finished machine piecing the blocks on this project, I pulled out an old UFO which I am now calling Winter Blooms. I started this one about a year ago as a challenge to myself to use batiks. I had the appliqué and a few hourglass blocks complete and the cutting was done so in 2 afternoons I finished all the pieced blocks and arranged it on the design wall where it awaits completion. I keep looking at it to make sure all my blocks are arranged in the right way and have had to make many, many adjustments some of which were made after looking at these photos. I think I am almost ready to start stitching this together. There will be a small border of the teal around the appliqué which is being auditioned here.

With one more row added. My design wall and my mess!

 

16 comments:

Kath said...

Heather you gave me a smile as my sewing room is just as messy (worse I suspect!). I enjoyed seeing your projects, I too pulled out a UFO last week which I am determined to finish (to make room on the design wall for another UFO!).
Your blue and white blocks are just beautiful.

Janie S said...

Your Antique Wedding Sampler is beautiful

sunny said...

Love love love all your blue blocks!! How gorgeous! Not too bad on the other quilt, either!

Kathleen RosePrairieQuilts said...

Love your wedding sampler and your winter bloom. Really your room is not that messy now my room is by all means messier. Honestly I didn't notice cause I was so in awe of what you have up.

Flickenstichlerin said...

Beautiful applique and the Winter quilt ist looking great too. Wonderful sewing projects.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Susan said...

Your blue and white blocks are looking fabulous. Such attention to detail and placement, it will be wonderful when you finish.

Barb said...

Your white and blue quilt is going to be one awesome quilt, it reminds me of the places my mother use to have....forgot what they were called but I loved them. Your other quilt is wonderful as well.

doitrightquilter said...

You are doing a great job on the Di Ford Wedding Sampler. Those 3 inch blocks can be a hair pulling expierience! The quilt will be so pretty. I also like the Center Medallion on the 2nd quilt. Stunning. Keep up the good work - Will you machine or hand quilt the quilts?
PS - I understand the "mess" I keep my cutting next to the design wall and then when I putting the quilt together the table is moved - also the mess stays there until I am finished! Fun!

Aunt 'Reen said...

I have been so drawn into your AWQ journey all stitched in glorious blues!
A few friends & I will begin making this quilt in January. You've made it so tempting to start early, but mostly - you've inspired me tremendously.
Thank You! I'm using a different color theme, but I know as I stitch up each block, I will reflect back on your stunning blue blocks!

Your hourglass quilt is also looking beautiful!

Carla said...

Your work is always so stunning! Beautiful

gretchenscorner said...

Both quilts are lovely. I have the book with the Antique Wedding Sampler. Perhaps someday I'll make this quilt but until then, I'm enjoying watching you make it. Blessings, Gretchen

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Beautiful applique work! Two color quilts are striking

Karen H said...

I am absolutely drooling over your AWS blocks. They are so pretty. This is going to be an amazing quilt!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Both of these quilts are amazing! Wow!

Michele Hill said...

Wow Heather…..your quilts are sensational…the blues are just divine! Good luck finishing x

cityquilter grace said...

beautiful projects and you know what they say...a clean house is the sign of a broken sewing machine....