This is my first 4 block quilt and I love it. The blocks are 24" and it is going to be hand quilted and bound in green, or cheddar, or red. I'll decide that in 2016 when it's been quilted!
For the last few months, maybe even the past year, I've been enamored with books that show quilts from yesteryear. The books don't have to have any patterns, just lots of pictures for me to dream about making these wonderful quilts. The samplers with cheddar, red and green are the ones that really float my boat. Throw in a little navy blue and wow, the quilts are amazing. Here is my first attempt at recreating a little bit of history.here on Barbara Brackmans blog. There is more information about it here. Maybe Rose Kretsinger was the original designer and maker of this pattern, maybe not. I do know that it isn't an original design of recent times, however the pattern is available in Jan McCalls magazine. I recommend looking at the story behind this pattern as it's very interesting.
Now to put it in line for hand quilting; right behind a sampler, my LibAmish top, my Gathered Over Time 9 patch, (which has been started with Baptist Fans) and a few others that I want to hand quilt.
I've been thinking about the following; "Process" vs "Project" and wonder why I keep bouncing from one to another. WHY start another applique project when I still have one on the go. Why not just enjoy the process of the applique and leave it at that. Or the process of the hand quilting, or whatever it may be. I like to think I focus on the process, but clearly, with 3 projects all started with hand quilting, one more marked and another one on the pile, I don't stick to one piece and finish it. I guess it would be like watching the same tv show every night, or eating the same foods for lunch every day.
Hey, variety is definitely the spice of life!
And yes, I do see that one flower is missing the center circle. I counted and double counted and checked and triple checked that I made enough circles. When there were none left on the table, I was excited to be finished, too excited to check the floor!