Saturday, May 28, 2011

Finally finished with my "Evening Bloom" quilt

Below are pics of my "Evening Bloom" quilt that I finished today. It's based on a pattern of that name from the book called "Country Inn" by Barb Adams and Alma Allen of Blackbird Designs. Their version was a queen size, but I wanted a king size so I added the 3 borders to make it 100" x 100". All of the applique is machine done with a blanket stitch and I quilted it on my longarm. The bulk of the fabrics are from the "Rouenneries" line by French General, and I supplemented them with others that fit with them.

I started this quilt back in September 2010 on a business trip to India. In the evenings and weekends I sat in my hotel room, busily cutting and fusing shapes for the blocks. Glad to finally have this one completed!

Monday, May 16, 2011

"Evening Bloom" - quilting has started

I have started quilting on my "Evening Bloom" quilt.  It's large, 102" x 102".  The pattern for this quilt is from the "Country Inn" book by Blackbird Designs.  Below is a pic of what I'm currently doing, which is filling in the background area. 

And below is a pic of the what the entire quilt top looks like.  All of the applique was done by fusing it with SoftFuse and then machine stitching the edges with a blanket stitch.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Vintage quilt top #10 made into a quilt

Below are pics of another vintage quilt top that I recently made into a quilt. The top was made (all hand-pieced) by Mary Susan (Weathers) Senter, and she was born in 1843 and died in 1937 at age 93. She married Robert Winthrop Senter in 1861 when she was 18. The style of the fabrics look to be early 1900s.

This is one of twelve tops that belonged to a couple that I'm good friends with (he's the grandson of Mary Susan Senter). It measures 68" x 76".