Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Eastern Pallative Care Quilt Show

Hi everyone, I will be at this great quilt show this Friday from 10 til 4.30 ish. 
As I will be here the studio will be closed on Friday. 
We will be back business as usual on Saturday from 10 til 4. You might even catch me on Sunday as I have some work to do in the studio then so if you are passing feel free to rap on the door. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Up Close - 1940s Snowball Sparrows Vintage Crib Quilt

This was a custom order for a special new arrival for one of my customers.
I hand quilted this little gem that I found for them a few years back on a trip in the USA. I really enjoyed doing this one. I did little circles to accent the design of the block.

I love the corn flower blue and the little snippets of feed sacks in this quilt top. I backed it with white and finally sourced a matching 1940s blue cotton solid to bind it with.
Sometimes this design is called Snowball, but with the cross in the middle it is sometimes referred to as Sparrow. I so need a copy of Barbara Brackman's guide. If anyone has that on their shelf can they check this block and confirm what it is....
It measures 850mm x 1150mm.

This is the block diagram if you want to have a go at it. Its a good one for hand piecing especially if you have lots of precious scraps you don't want to part with. Finished block approx 110mm x 110mm or approx 4.5 inches. This is a small one, but that's what make it so charming.